Settlement Worker

Job city: 
Toronto, Ontario
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

General Overview
As a member of the JIAS Toronto staff team, the Settlement Worker will be responsible for the provision and evaluation of programs and services designed to promote the successful settlement and integration of new immigrants to the GTA served by the organization. This is a unionized position.
Reports to: Language and Settlement Director
Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Language and Settlement Director and or his/her delegate, the duties and responsibilities of the position include
  • Within framework of JIAS Toronto’s strategic plan, assess settlement/integration needs of new immigrants, establish & implement goals/objectives and activities
  • Implement government funded program requirements to assist newly arrived immigrants
  • Build on the agency’s intake services to ensure a timely, relevant, informed and accessible service delivery system
  • Develop and implement program initiatives to address settlement needs and connect newcomers to the community
  • As part of staff team, organize and implement outreach initiatives that support and assist newcomers
  • Assist the organization in determining methods to measure the effectiveness of program initiatives
  • Inform/educate the public and develop support for practices that welcome and sustain immigrants
  • Track and identify emerging trends in immigrant service delivery and outreach
  • Contribute to agency promotional activities, including newsletter, informational materials and website
  • Work on special events and projects as requested by the Settlement & Language Director and/or Executive Director
  • Provide reports for funders and other written reports to the Settlement/ & Language Director and/or Executive Director as required
  • Any other related duties as required by JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) Toronto
  • Providing services to ensure we meet our SAH responsibilities; completing refugee sponsorship applications in timely manner, providing settlement support to refugees, their families and constituent groups
  • Building network of services for refugee population

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Social Work or higher or related education / experience
  • Knowledge and/or experience in settlement sector and not for profit, community agency
  • Has strong knowledge of immigration laws and keeps up to date on changes and regulations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a professional team
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Must have strong computer /resource research skills
  • Knowledge of the PSR Program
  • Hebrew and/or Russian language is an asset

Job Status: Full Time – maternity leave replacement
Hours of Work: 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Monday - Thursday and
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fridays
Wage Rate: This position is Settlement Worker on the Union Wage grid. The level and years depends on experience
Location: Lipa Green Building, 4600 Bathurst Street and where scheduled 9600 Bathurst, Lebovic Campus. Please note that our locations are wheelchair accessible
How to apply:
Applicants who wish to apply should forward their resume and cover letter with Settlement Worker in subject line
by July 20, 2018 to:
Email:liak@jiastoronto.org
JIAS Toronto is compliant with AODA and will, upon request, provide accommodations for disabilities in our hiring process
Only those people to be interviewed will be contacted. We thank all other applicants for their interest.