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Youth and Community Connections Worker

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Job Order #: 6083085

NOC: 4212
Employer Name:
Moose Jaw Multicultural Council Inc.
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Full Time
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18 months with possibility of extension
University Bachelor's Degree
7-11 Months
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Moose Jaw Multicultural Council Inc.
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Jaella Wiebe
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MJMC is seeking an enthusiastic client centred Youth and Community Connections (YCC) Worker to join our team. The YCC Worker is responsible for promoting a welcome and inclusive community and supports for newcomer youth to Canada in the schools, as well as newcomers as a whole in the community of Moose Jaw.

The position requires the knowledge and awareness of challenges that are common to refugees and immigrants and the importance of social connections and what role they play in the settlement and integration process. It will require working with both the Community Connections Coordinator and the SWIS team to connect newcomers to the broader community and foster positive community/school interactions through the development of various activities and events that may include: mentorship programs, volunteer recruitment and engagement, workshops and social programming, and community/school awareness and engagement events.  This position will aim to guide the community/school in understanding the importance of integration and their role in the process as well as have a better understanding of newcomers needs, backgrounds and cultures.

The ideal candidate would demonstrate:
-Post-secondary degree in Human/Social/Youth Services, community relations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
-Understanding and sensitivity to issues affecting immigrant and refugee communities
-Ability to work effectively with other service providers and community partners
-Amazing communication skills: written, verbal, and non-verbal
-Demonstrated cross cultural communication skills and knowledge of community resources
-Comfortable with database, word processing, use internet, email, and other common computer applications
-Good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
-Ability to keep accurate records and carry out duties with a degree of independence
-Fluency in additional languages is an asset
-Willing to work on evenings/weekends if needed


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
 - Significant use of memory
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Own vehicle
 - Valid driver's licence
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Cultural Awareness Training
Additional Skills
 - Supervise staff, trainees or volunteers
Type of Community or Social Service
 - Volunteer coordination
 - Settlement services for new immigrants
Specific Skills
 - Develop, coordinate and implement the delivery of specific services within the community
 - Screen, recruit and train volunteers and support staff
Work Setting
 - Community or neighbourhood centre
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Work under pressure
Security and Safety
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
Target Groups or Clients
 - Adolescents
 - Families
 - Children
 - Culturally diverse groups

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