Settlement Worker Mandarin and Cantonese Speaking

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 5:00pm
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CICS Centre for Immigrant and Community Services is a not-for-profit organization and registered charity with a mission to empower newcomers in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through diverse, professional and innovative programs and services. We work to enable newcomers to fully integrate, participate and contribute to all spheres of Canadian society. Our success stems from our workforce culture bound by three core values: Compassion, Inclusion and Collaboration.


  • Provide information and support to newcomers and their families, through individual interviews and organization of group sessions, support group, or workshops on a wide range of settlement issues
  • Organize support groups for women and seniors to enhance their life skills, coping mechanisms, social support, and emotional well-being.
  • Provide case management service and supportive counseling to newcomers and their families with complex needs
  • Facilitate access to needed services and resources where there are barriers due to language, culture and race by providing interpretation or translation
  • Provide needs assessment, information and orientation services to newcomers, to facilitate adjustment in the community and the settlement process
  • Outreach and deliver / facilitate settlement workshops based on developed materials to newcomers and their families
  • Establish partnership and work with external organizations to provide service to newcomers and their families
  • Information and referrals service that support newcomers to learn about and understand Canadian systems in their settlement process
  • Facilitate access to needed referrals and appropriate services in the community where there are barriers due to language, culture and race
  • Keep the team updated on all new information and be cooperative in maintenance of information by tracking government policies and community resources in order to effectively inform and refer clients
  • Respond to clients' enquiries in a timely manner and ensure accurate information is available to clients for accessing services and programs
  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely statistical and progress reports as required; Establish and maintain excellent working relationship and communication with internal and external groups
  • Recruit and train volunteers in supporting the planning and implementation of programs
  • Attend internal/external meetings as required and provide summaries to Manager
  • Carry out any other duties or tasks as assigned from time to time by the manager

Qualification and Requirements:

  • Canadian University degree or equivalent, in Social Sciences, preferably Social Work, and at least two years of related work experience
  • Good understanding of settlement and integration issues of newcomers in general
  • Excellent knowledge of government and community resources for newcomers
  • Skilled in program organization and community outreach
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as second language commonly used by clientele – Mandarin and Cantonese
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS) an asset
  • Willing to travel between community locations in York region
  • Valid Ontario driver license and use of car is a strong asset
  • A negative result in Vulnerable Sector Screening

Reference: 30-23/ Worker
Job Title: Settlement Worker –Mandarin and Cantonese Speaking
Team/Unit: York Region Settlement
Location: MSWC/ Newmarket Centre/ Welcome Centres in York Region
Hours: 35 hours per week; may be required to work irregular hours including evenings, weekends and some holidays
Salary Range: $46,064 to $51,815
Current Rate: $25.31 per hour
Status: Unionized

How to apply:

All resumes and cover letters are to be sent to CICS by email: by 5:00 pm on June 07, 2023.

Application should quote # Job #30-23 Settlement Worker (Cantonese/Mandarin) and address the covering letter to: Hiring Committee - Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS), 2330 Midland Avenue, Toronto, ON M1S 5G5

CICS is an equal opportunity employer. We provide accommodations during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities if required. This will be in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act and Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all those who respond to this posting. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted. Regrettably we cannot accept telephone inquiries.