The West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) provides services and programming to women and families in the West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg. The Centre works from empowerment, inclusion and harm reduction philosophies. WCWRC is seeking an additional Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker (NISW) to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Settlement Services, the NISW will work with newcomers to the West Central community, to assist with a variety of settlement services.

Start Date: September 9, 2019
Salary Range: $19-23/hr, plus benefits package
Time Requirement: 37.5 hours/week
Closing Date: August 2nd, 2019

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support Newcomers and their families with settlement services, including conducting formal and informal needs assessments, home visits, office visits and accompanying participants to appointments and meetings as required
  • Assist participants in the completion of forms, the navigation of systems and to identify relevant community resources as required
  • Deliver programming, field trips and information sessions, including conversation circles, family support circles, sewing circle and other programs as required
  • Community outreach through presentations and workshops at community agencies, schools, etc.
  • Network with community stakeholders and attend meetings in the community on behalf of the centre and NISW program
  • Maintain accurate records of program activities, participant files, statistical data and report monthly on all activity

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post-secondary degree in Social Work, Inner City Studies, or similar; a combination of experience and education may be considered
  • Strong understanding of the Newcomer experience
  • Must be able to work effectively cross-culturally and with participants with low English levels
  • Demonstrated understanding of marginalization, diversity and inclusion frameworks
  • Strong understanding of empowerment and harm reduction philosophies
  • Must be able to work from a participant focused perspective
  • Professional and responsible with sensitive and confidential issues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Comfortable with Outlook and Microsoft office
  • Must have clear Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks

Preferred

  • Additional languages spoken, particularly languages represented in the West Central community is a strong asset. These include Arabic, Tigrinya, Swahili.
  • Experience working within the non-profit sector
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision

Working conditions

  • Mostly days, but some evening and weekend hours are required

Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of the Hiring Committee, c/o Erika Frey, Director of Settlement Services with the title of the position in the subject line. Cover letter should expressly indicate how your experience meets the job requirements.

By e-mail: nisw@wcwrc.ca
By fax: 204-783-3173
In person: 640 Ellice Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3G0A7

The West Central Women’s Resource Centre is committed to representing diversity amongst our staff and mentors. Indigenous peoples, newcomers and refugees, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

We thank everyone for their interest, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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