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Settlement Worker in Schools - Elementary

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Job Order #: 5800814

Employer Name:
Moose Jaw Multicultural Council Inc.
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Posted Date:
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Employment Terms:
Full Time
University Diploma
7-11 Months
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How to Apply?:
Submit cover letter, resume and 3 professional references attention: Lauren McTaggart by; Email:

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Employer Name:
Moose Jaw Multicultural Council Inc.

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Contact Name:
Lauren McTaggart

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The SWIS (Settlement Worker in Schools) Worker is responsible to the Settlement Services Manager for coordination of essential services, educational programs and for the delivery of orientation services to refugee and immigrant students and their families with the aim of facilitating their integration into the school system. The position is also responsible for the coordination of cross cultural and anti-racism education/activities for school personnel and non-immigrant students.

This position requires the knowledge and awareness of the challenges common to refugee/immigrant youth.  Requirements will also include knowledge of the settlement process (orientation, adaptation, integration), the demonstrated ability to relate to youth and families undergoing high degrees of stress and the aptitude to handle high stress and emotionally demanding work environments. Knowledge of the environment and philosophy/values of local public school system as well as the needs of immigrant/refugee and community resources in a local setting is also essential.
Educational Requirements:
-Bachelor's Degree or Post-Secondary Diploma in Human/Social/Youth Services.  A combination of relevant education and directly related experience to the job requirements may also be considered.

Desired Skills & Ability Requirements:
-Cross cultural communication
-Counselling skills
-Networking skills
-Advocacy, problem-solving and mediation skills
-Presentation skills
-Function professionally
-Ability to think critically and analyze information
-Collaborative skills
-Office and computer skills

Desired Qualities:
-Solution focused
-Highly organized
-Natural networker
-Aware of own biases and limitations
-Able to draw professional boundaries


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
Additional Skills
 - Use computer applications
 - Perform administrative tasks
Specific Skills
 - Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working with a client group
 - Refer clients to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services
 - Plan programs of assistance for clients
Work Setting
 - Educational institution
 - Community service organization
Client Population
 - Adolescents
 - Minority group
 - Child


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