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Full-Time (40 hours/week) In-School Settlement Practitioner

Temporary Contract until March 31, 2018

Working in collaboration with the In-School Settlement Program Team, the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District Partners, the In-School Settlement Practitioner will be responsible for providing initial settlement services to immigrant families by serving as an entry point to services offered by schools and community agencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the designated In-School Settlement Supervisor
  • Establish relationships with newcomer families/students by assessing their settlement needs and providing them with direct service as related to their settlement and accommodation requirements
  • Attend and contribute to various community events
  • Develop and present information sessions for newcomers that are relevant to the needs of client families
  • Document and manage client cases
  • Provide services in English as well as in other languages through the use of interpreters and translators
  • Input and maintain all client files in compliance with all applicable privacy legislation
  • Establish and maintain relationships and partnerships with various community groups, settlement agencies, school communities, and the Calgary Public Library
  • Work with families to understand various issues that may impact student learning and behaviour
  • Work in Partnership with the Diversity C.O.P.E – Community Outreach of Paediatrics and Psychiatry
  • Complete all data entry as related to client files and individual administration according to ISSP and CBFY policies and procedures (timesheets, mileage, reimbursements etc.)
  • Serve as an ambassador for the ISSP and the CBFY

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education: Degree(s)/ diplomas in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education, International Relations or related disciplines.
  • Advanced written and spoken English Language levels.
  • Significant experience and working knowledge of databases, Microsoft Outlook, Office, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of current community resources in Calgary; cultural awareness, sensitivity and the ability to empower newcomers is critical.
  • Cultural connection and fluency in Amharic and/or Tigrinya is considered an asset.
  • Proven experience working in the settlement sector in Canada or elsewhere.
  • Ability to work with immigrant families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the settlement sector and issues relating to adjustment, transition and journeys of newcomers to Canada.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; must have access to a reliable means of transportation.
  • Flexible to work during evenings and weekends as required.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to hr@cbfy.ca by 4pm on September 22, 2017. We thank all candidates who apply and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries. The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.

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Part-Time (20 hours/week) In-School Settlement Practitioner

Working in collaboration with the In-School Settlement Program Team, the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District Partners, the In-School Settlement Practitioner will be responsible for providing initial settlement services to immigrant families by serving as an entry point to services offered by schools and community agencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the designated In-School Settlement Supervisor
  • Establish relationships with newcomer families/students by assessing their settlement needs and providing them with direct service as related to their settlement and accommodation requirements
  • Attend and contribute to various community events
  • Develop and present information sessions for newcomers that are relevant to the needs of client families
  • Document and manage client cases
  • Provide services in English as well as in other languages through the use of interpreters and translators
  • Input and maintain all client files in compliance with all applicable privacy legislation
  • Establish and maintain relationships and partnerships with various community groups, settlement agencies, school communities, and the Calgary Public Library
  • Work with families to understand various issues that may impact student learning and behaviour
  • Work in Partnership with the Diversity C.O.P.E – Community Outreach of Paediatrics and Psychiatry
  • Complete all data entry as related to client files and individual administration according to ISSP and CBFY policies and procedures (timesheets, mileage, reimbursements etc.)
  • Serve as an ambassador for the ISSP and the CBFY

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education: Degree(s)/ diplomas in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education, International Relations or related disciplines.
  • Advanced written and spoken English Language levels.
  • Significant experience and working knowledge of databases, Microsoft Outlook, Office, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of current community resources in Calgary; cultural awareness, sensitivity and the ability to empower newcomers is critical.
  • Cultural connection and fluency in a language other than English is considered an asset.
  • Proven experience working in the settlement sector in Canada or elsewhere.
  • Ability to work with immigrant families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the settlement sector and issues relating to adjustment, transition and journeys of newcomers to Canada.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; must have access to a reliable means of transportation.
  • Flexible to work during evenings and weekends as required.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to hr@cbfy.ca by 4pm on September 22, 2017. We thank all candidates who apply and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries. The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.

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ESL Instructor (20 hours/week)

Functional English Conversation Classes

The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for immigrant and refugee youth and their families by enriching them with the appropriate information, knowledge and experience as they build a life in Canada. This Functional English Conversation Classes (FECC) Program, is targeted at newcomers and refugees with limited English language skills during this early transitionary period of their life in Canada. Its aim is to provide a sense of community, an introduction to Canada and Calgary, and functional language skills with a focus on listening and speaking.

Under the direction of the In-School Settlement Program Manager, the ESL Instructor will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the FECC Program and will act as the Instructor to deliver a curriculum and lesson plans to newcomers and refugees adults. Classes will run for 12 weeks at multiple locations in Calgary’s north and south. A curriculum and lesson plans have been developed, but it is expected that the instructor will modify these to adapt to the learners’ need.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess learners’ levels of English proficiency to determine the level and type of instruction and materials needed.
  • Follow curriculum guidelines, yet make necessary adjustments to suit students’ levels and needs.
  • Prepare, present and administer appropriate lessons and activities to meet the needs of the learners.
  • Meet with the coordinator of the program regarding learners’ progress and effectiveness of curriculum.
  • Keep record of students’ attendance and maintain accurate records of learner progress
  • Provide a supportive and positive learning environment
  • Employ a broad range of appropriate teaching techniques and strategies

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, TESL or a related discipline
  • TESL certificate or TESL related experience
  • Knowledge of ESL teaching methodology
  • Working knowledge of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
  • Experience working with adult English Language Learners at CLB Level 1 and 2
  • Experience and knowledge working with diverse ethno-cultural communities
  • Strong English writing and editing skills
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft programs including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • Child Security Clearance or willingness to obtain one prior to commencement of employment
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license required
  • Fluency in another language other than English is considered an asset

Please submit your cover letter and resume to hr@cbfy.ca by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 22, 2017. We thank all candidates who apply and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries. The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.

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