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The Centre for Newcomers is an Alberta leader in providing services to immigrants. Our mission is to achieve the integration of newcomers in the community, through services and initiatives that promote diversity, participation and citizenship. We make a positive difference in the lives of all Calgarians by:
•  Welcoming and supporting newcomers to settle and integrate
•  Fostering a culture that is founded on respect, cooperation and trust
•  Working collaboratively and in partnership.


Posting No: 14-011

Position Language Training Student Services Practitioner

                 (Maternity Leave Coverage)

Position Summary

This role supports clients in the Centre’s adult LT classes to ensure that students can obtain maximum benefit from our programs. It is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week, and requires both day and evening work when the program is in session. This position is accountable to the Day LT Coordinator and works collaboratively with the entire Language Training team.


Responsibilities include:

Being the first point of contact for LT students with settlement needs

  • Assist clients (self-identified or referred by LT instructors) in finding appropriate settlement supports, provide settlement needs assessment and orientation.
  • Supporting  new LT students in accessing services
  • Answer inquiries from current and prospective students and make decisions as required
  • assist with student intake/ exit processes.
  • Assisting Evening and Day LT Co-ordinators in program administration:
  • Respond to inquiries about program details
  • Assist with session start up and closing processes


  • Familiarity with newcomer needs and community resources to address these needs

  • Familiarity with language learning processes

  • Previous experience with Canadian Language Benchmarks/LINC

  • A diploma or degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with depth in Teaching English as a Second Language, Social Work or Human Services

  • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills

  • Experience in communicating with adult English language learners

  • AAISA Settlement Practitioner certification is an asset

  • Proficiency in a second language is an asset

To apply:  Please forward your cover letter and resume quoting

                 Posting No. 14-011 to: jobs@centrefornewcomers.ca

Posting date:  August 28, 2014      Closing date:  September 5, 2014

Thank you for your interest.  Only candidates short-listed will be contacted.


Posting No: 14-010

Position:  Instructor (Basic English for Life Long Learners)

The Role

The BELL Instructor will provide English language and related skills instruction in a class of up to 14 referred students who have demonstrated additional learning challenges.  These students will primarily be Stage 1 learners in their oral skills often with lower literacy skills.  This position reports to the daytime Language Training Co-ordinator.  The position will start on Monday, September 15; class will be offered Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon as per the agency's Language Training session dates.  Additional staff and collaboration meeting time will also be scheduled.

Responsibilities include:

  • assessing needs, objectives and progress of each student in the class;
  • using a variety of teaching methods and strategies appropriate for the students' sources/resources;
  • gathering appropriate instructional materials and texts from approved sources/resources;
  • locating and/or generating authentic materials to enrich lessons;
  • preparing and organizing for class (i.e. handouts, lesson plans, etc.)
  • providing appropriate reinforcement and constructive feedback to students;
  • maintaining appropriate and current records of students' CLBs, progress, attendance.


  • knowledge of CLBs and ability to use the framework effectively;
  • a recognized post-secondary education preferably in Teaching English as a Second/Other Language, Education or Linguistics;
  • completed specific courses related to teaching literacy learners;
  • past experience teaching adult learners with additional learning challenges;
  • cross-cultural experience and an ability to relate to other cultures.

To apply:  Please forward your cover letter and resume quoting

                 Posting No. 14-010 to jobs@centrefornewcomers.ca

Posting date:  August 21, 2014      Closing date:  August 26, 2014

Thank you for your interest.  Only candidates short-listed will be contacted.


Posting No: 14-009

Position:  Family Support Coach (12 months maternity leave coverage)

The Program:

The program is part of a community wide initiative in support of immigrant youth, aged 12 - 24, involved or on the cust of involvement with gangs or other criminal elements.  The program elements are designed to assist youth at risk with self discovery, identifying barriers, developing plans, resources and commitment to a more promising future.  Based on the successful Wraparound Milwaukee Model, collaboration with other human service providers in Calgary is imperative to set the youth participants on a positive and productive tract to fulfill their potential as citizens.

The Role:

The Family Support Coach (FSC) is an integral part of a Youth Response Team (YRT), facilitating individualized support to family members of the youth client.  This role is instrumental in assessing strengths and needs of the youth's family unit; co-creating the family support component of each wraparound plan.  The FSC leads in bridging family members to information and other community resources.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assessment of the family support system
  • Engaging family member(s) in a coaching relationship to strengthen themselves and to support the youth wraparound plan
  • Regular collaboration and co-ordination of efforts with YRT colleagues
  • Facilitation connections to mentors and other community resources in ethno-racial communities, business and academia
  • Case management including input to manual and electronic information systems


  • Bachelor's degree or Diploma in Social Work
  • Level 2 certification in Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) would be in asset
  • Recognizable cross-cultural counselling competencies
  • 2 - 5 years experience on a youth project for criminal or gang prevention
  • Strong suite of 'soft skills' including:
    • coaching, communications, negotiation, expectations management, influencing problem-solving and decision making
  • Ability to use MS Office suite of tools at intermediate to advanced level
  • Alberta class 5 driver's licence and excellent driving record

To apply:  Please forward your cover letter and resume quoting

                 Posting No. 14-009 to jobs@centrefornewcomers.ca

Posting date:  July 18, 2014      Closing date:  August 29, 2014

Thank you for your interest.  Only candidates short-listed will be contacted.


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