Job Position: Newcomer Support Worker

  • Application Deadline: 21st December 2022
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Location(s): Hamilton,Hamilton,Hamilton
  • Compensation: $21.89 per hour
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to gmorley@goodwillonline.ca
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

Advanced knowledge of a second language required: Arabic and/or Assyrian strongly preferred.
University Degree in Social Work or related Social Science; Social Service worker diploma; Early Childhood Education diploma; Child and Youth Worker diploma; or equivalent;
Registered and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators or eligible for registration with the respective college at the time of employment.
Minimum 2 years’ relevant practical experience working with a relevant population is required.
Minimum one year experience serving the needs of children aged 0 – 6 and vulnerable populations, including victims of trauma, is required.

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated Newcomer Child and Family Support Worker who demonstrates our values of compassion, accountability, responsiveness and empowerment; to our clients, families and each other.

The Newcomer Child and Family Support Worker is responsible for providing support to newly arrived government-assisted refugees (GARs) during their first year of resettlement in Hamilton. In this position, you will be working with families with children aged 0 – 6 years; will act as a subject matter expert to the larger RAP team and will assist with arranging information sessions and other special events targeted at families with children. Primary services will be directed to connecting parents and children to the EarlyOn Centres within the Hamilton area as well as facilitating learnings from the Ontario pedagogy for early years “How Does Learning Happen”?

This position is a unionized, temporary, full-time position. The rate of pay is $21.89 per hour. This is a mobile position, and a 1 year, full-time contract.

Key Responsibilities:

Welcome, interact, and support clients accessing the program and be available and approachable to address client’s needs as they arise.
Establish an engagement strategy for parents and children for the purpose of facilitating play based learning.
Responsible for necessary interpretation and translation for direct service delivery with clients.
Conduct initial intake and needs assessment, bi-monthly home visits, empowerment plans, and on-going needs assessment as required and service planning as required.
Provide appropriate and client centered information and referral regarding the various services and resources available in the community.
Manage and maintain up-to-date client files, input client data and information into the program database, complete government documents and forms, provide referrals, complete case notes, and provide regular follow-up with clients.
Conduct regular home visits, and accompany clients to various appointments in the community for different services and resources.
Advocate on behalf of clients for services and resources in the community.
Provide life skills, telephone support, and crisis intervention as needed.
Participate in case management meetings with internal staff and external service providers.

Additional Details:

A positive work culture that prioritizes all staff having an opportunity to contribute
A supportive team that will empower you to achieve great milestones!
Fun and engaging organizational events such as our Staff Appreciation Event
Professional development and training opportunities
As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources. In the event that successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination, completion of an educational session and weekly antigen testing to provide a negative result will be required.

About Our Company:

Wesley is a long-standing local non-profit and a certified Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN) employer. We are passionate about our work advocating for harm reduction, housing, poverty eradication and food security in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We’re committed to diversity & inclusion and a healthy work life balance. We would love for you to join our team!