Community Connections Worker

(22.5 hours per week)

The Community Connections Worker understands and has experience in working with newcomers to Canada and possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational abilities and exceptional cultural competency. The successful candidate will have a vehicle and be willing to work at multiple locations anywhere in the Niagara Region.

Position Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education
  • Extensive knowledge of the Niagara Region and relevant community stakeholders
  • Skills in networking and establishing community partnerships
  • Good understanding of the newcomer community and issues around integration
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate volunteers, and to organize and facilitate group sessions
  • Knowledge of communication, marketing and promotional strategies
  • Fluency in oral and written English; second language is an asset
  • Proficiency on most commonly used computer programs (MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Prior experience in education and/or social services
  • Ability to attract, motivate and keep engaged newcomer clients
  • Sound judgment, tact and discretion. Understanding of the principles of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Familiarity with Welland area an asset

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategies for recruitment, interviewing, and orientation of volunteers
  • Initiate, support, follow-up and evaluate newcomer and volunteer connections, especially those with a special emphasis on professional mentoring, language enhancement and cultural exchange
  • Develop and implement marketing and promotion strategies
  • Organize educational activities and events that promote networking opportunities between newcomers and members of the established community
  • Keep accurate service records and program documentation. Provide activity reports and statistical information. Maintain Central Internet Client Database as required.
  • Report to Executive Director and Program Coordinator as required

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 28, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. Apply ONLY by email to Executive Director Jeff Burch at [email protected]. No phone calls.

Interviews for selected candidates will take place on Monday May 1st & Tuesday May 2nd (afternoon).
Expected start date is May 8, 2017 – Hours Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Youth Worker

37.5 hours per week (various hours at $11.40 per hour) starting May 8th for 16 weeks.

The funding of this position has been provided by Canada Summer Jobs and positions are open to youth age 16 to 30 who are currently enrolled in school and planning to return in the Fall.

Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre

The Youth Services Department provides programming for newcomers to Canada between the ages of 6 to 24. The program runs several activities, outings and events throughout the year. This position will focus on recruiting newcomer youth in the Niagara Region as well as planning and facilitating summer activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit youth clients to the program
  • Creation of posters, flyers, brochures etc. marketing youth programming
  • Lead in planning and facilitating programming for youth clients
  • Conduct information sessions to encourage newcomer youth and volunteers to participate in the summer program
  • Administrative duties as assigned by the Youth Services Coordinator

Required Skills:

  • Strong English skills, a second language preferred
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience working as part of a team

All applications can be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to (905) 685-8376 Attn: David McFadden – Youth Program Worker.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MAY 1ST, 2017. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre is a community based non-profit charitable organization whose team of professional staff and volunteers provide vital settlement services to newcomers as they strive to create a rewarding life in Canada.