Employment Opportunities

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The Centre for Newcomers is an Alberta leader in providing a variety of settlement, language training and employment readiness 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.

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Posting Number: 15-016

Position: Youth Facilitator
Program: “The Real Me” Identity Based Wraparound Intervention (IBWI)

The Role:

Reporting to the Team Leader, this person works to create a positive experience for each newcomer client. Quality service to each newcomer and to our partners inside and outside the organization is at the heart of all we do.This position will focus holistically on the immigrant youth client who arrives following referral from network/community or outreach initiatives. The position will provide further assessment of the unique circumstances surrounding the individual.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively implementing client intake processes;
  • Determining the types of services and support needed;
  • Co-creating the wraparound plan including measures of success and program exit strategy;
  • Providing culturally competent counsel, advice, coaching to client and family as required;
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting progress in relation to plan;
  • Collaborating with fellow YRT members and management;
  • Developing x-functional program knowledge;
  • Creating optimal personal performance by initiating self-care and professional development;
  • Maintaining accurate and descriptive case records.

Qualifications:

  • Service Orientation: demonstrated commitment to exceeding client and partner service expectations;
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or diploma in social work. Level 2 certification from Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies - would be an asset;
  • Experience: 2-5 years’ experience counseling high-need or at risk immigrant youth;
  • Technical: Intermediate to advanced level MS Office suite tools;
  • Teamwork: Shares ideas, concerns and solutions with the team;
  • Results Orientation: Strong suite of ‘soft skills” including:
    Leadership, communication, negotiation, expectations management, influencing, problem- solving, and decision-making;
  • Communication: Adapts communication to respond to audience or situational requirements;
  • Recognizable cross-cultural counseling competencies
  • Others: Ability to effectively maintain the data gatheringmaintenance and  reporting requirements of case management. Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License and excellent driving record.

To apply: Please forward your cover letter & resume attached as one document named (your first and last name and posting number 15-016) to jobs@centrefornewcomers.ca


Posting open until: July 10, 2015

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

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Posting Number: 15-015

Position: Team Leader
Program: “The Real Me” Identity Based Wraparound Intervention (IBWI)

The Program: This program is part of a community-wide initiative in support of immigrant youth, aged 12 -24, involved or on the cusp 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. It is based on the “Wraparound” model.

The Role:

Reporting to the “Programs and Community Relations Manager”, this person works to create a positive experience for each newcomer client. Quality service to each newcomer and to our partners inside and outside the organization is at the heart of all we do.
The Team Leader leads the implementation of the processes used by the Youth Response Team (YRT). This position “lives’ similar experiences to co-workers by carrying a small client case load in addition to providing team leadership and undertaking liaison duties. Coordination is the art and science of managing the ‘whitespace’ or less defined aspects that exist between various functions and bringing together the parts to create desired results.

Responsibilities include:

  • Timely administration and performance management;
  • Team leadership and coordination of YRT processes;
  • Maintains regular and candid communications with Manager Community Relations & Programs;
  • Case management of limited personal case load (approximately 10%);
  • Establishing collaborative yet manageable scope of work across internal functions as well as with community partners.

Qualifications:

  • Service Orientation: demonstrated commitment to exceeding client and partner service expectations;
  • Education: Master’s degree in Social Work;
  • Experience:
      a. Team leadership in a youth project for criminal or gang prevention
      b. Leadership or project Management certification from accredited   institution would be an asset
  • Results Orientation: Strong suite of ‘soft skills” including:
    Leadership, communication, negotiation, expectations management, influencing, problem- solving, and decision-making;
  • Communication: Strategically communicates for maximum results
      a. Recognizable cross-cultural counseling competencies;
      b. Demonstrated success in collaborative community partnerships.

To apply: Please forward your cover letter & resume attached as one document named (your first and last name and posting number 15-015) to jobs@centrefornewcomers.ca


Posting open until: July 10, 2015

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

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Posting Number: 15-013

Position: Career Development Practitioner
Program: Career Development and Job Search Services Program

The Role:

Reporting to the Career and Employment Coordinator, this person works to create a positive experience for each newcomer client. Quality service to each newcomer and to our partners inside and outside the organization is at the heart of all we do.
The Career Development Practitioner assists all assigned clients to become self-sufficient in their career development management, assists the clients in identifying and meeting their employment goals by helping them prepare to return to work, find new work, or access training opportunities. The practitioner will also work at the Job Search Centre as an integral part of this position. This is a regular full-time position.

Responsibilities:

  • One on one assessment and planning based on the collaborative action planning model;
  • Client Case Management –providing support through regular contact with client;
  • Facilitating small group workshops with a focus on participatory techniques;
  • Providing resume critiques, interview preparation and other job search coaching;
  • Accurate and timely record keeping and file management;
  • Timely follow-up and documentation of data as stipulated by the policy and procedure manual;
  • Providing orientation, support and resources at the Job Search Centre.

Qualifications:

  • Service Orientation: demonstrated commitment to exceeding client and partner service expectations;
  • Technical: Excellent computer and internet skills with ability to trouble shoot minor computer issues;
  • Analytical Thinking: Continuously considers the components of a situation in order to determine an appropriate solution;
  • Planning and Organizing: Continuously adapts priorities and responsibilities in response to changing needs;
  • Results Orientation: Demonstrates a focus on finishing all tasks assigned in a timely manner.
  • Communication: Adapts communication to respond to audience or situational requirements:
      a. In addition to English, applicants will have fluency in Spanish
      b. Culturally competent: familiar with serving clients from other   cultures than your own;
  • Education: University degree in a relevant field (Counselling, Social Work or related field). Career Development Practitioner Certificate an asset
  • Experience: Excellent Career counselling skills; well-versed in Canadian job search strategy/techniques and experience in helping people prepare for job search.

To apply:  Please forward your cover letter & resume attached as one document named (your first and last name and posting number 15-013) to jobs@centrefornewcomers.ca

Posting open until: until a suitable candidate is found.

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

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Posting Number 15-007

Position:  Delivery Representative

Program: EthniCity Catering (Casual)

The Role

The Delivery Representative is responsible for all logistics related to accurate and timely delivery of orders to customers.  This position will effectively communicate with the Lead Cook and Customer Relations Representative, and will report to the Co-ordinator. The position requires flexible hours for delivery of orders in the evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering customer orders in a timely and food-safe manner, including set-up and presentation as requested; pick up equipments when needed
  • Monitoring customer satisfaction during deliveries
  • Providing customer feedback as necessary to the Customer Relations Representative
  • Communicating regularly with Lead Cook for ordering and/or purchasing of all supplies
  • Submitting receipts and invoices to the Customer Relations Representative
  • Reporting any vehicle maintenance requirements to the Co-ordinator; follow up with implementation as directed

Qualifications:

  • Alberta Class 5 Driver's License and excellent driving record
  • Above average ability to read maps, follow directions; familiar with quadrants of the city
  • Accurate attention to details
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and time management skills
  • Able to lift and carry up to 20 kg; bending, lifting and occasionally managing some stairs are bona fide occupational requirements.

To apply:  Please forward your cover letter and resume quoting the posting 15-007 to jobs@centrefornewcomers.ca

Posting opens March 23 - 15 and is ongoing.

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

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