Position: Settlement Counsellor
Term: (Two positions)
- Position one: 31.5 hours, Present to indefinite – Somali speaking
- Position two: Full-Time, 35 hours Present to March 31, 2023 – Arabic and French speaking
Reports to: Manager – Settlement and Integration Program
OCISO supports immigrants and refugees through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.
To facilitate and promote the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees through provision of a wide range of vital services to immigrants which incorporates cultural considerations and migration experience. Sensitize the community regarding immigrant needs through cooperative and constructive working relationships and facilitate immigrant access and participation in Canadian civic engagement.
- Provide information, orientation and referrals to clients in order to facilitate their settlement and integration either on an individual basis or through group workshops.
- Advocate on behalf of clients and facilitate client access to services and resources for settlement and integration needs.
- Ensure high standards of cultural and linguistic service delivery within an anti-racism and anti-oppression policy network
- Facilitate problem solving in situations where services are limited or unavailable due to linguistic and cultural barriers.
- Facilitate and promote the integration of immigrants through provision of a wide range of services which incorporates cultural considerations and migration experience
- Sensitize the community regarding immigrant and refugees issues through cooperative and constructive working relationships
- Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect management approach and anti-racism/anti oppression policy within the work environment and in the community
- Bachelor degree in social sciences or related discipline
- Three (3+) plus years related work experience.
- Familiarity with issues related to the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees.
- In depth knowledge of community resources
- Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders including community representatives.
- Excellent facilitation, cross-cultural communication and problem solving skills.
- Proven to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team environment
- Excellent verbal and written knowledge of English and Somali for position one and English, Arabic and French languages for position two are essential.
- Proficiency with current computer applications including the MS Office Suite, internet based productivity tools and databases.
Salary & Benefits: $48,430-$50,210 per annum (pro rated for part time). A comprehensive benefits plan includes health, dental, RRSP, and generous leave entitlement (based on the eligibility).
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2022, until 5 PM (EDT)
Application Process: Please rename you application as Name_Settlement Counsellor_Resume/Cover Letter before applying and send it to Chandan Rathaur, Human Resources Administrator: [email protected]
OCISO is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavour to provide accommodation to people with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR Administrator upon scheduling your interview.
Please note, after the hiring process is complete and before joining, OCISO requires successful candidates to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination document as a condition of employment, subject to an Ontario Human Rights Code exemption. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada for their employment.
Thank you for your interest in joining OCISO. We appreciate all applications. Due to the volume of applicants, we can only contact those selected for further consideration.