Vacancy Posting - Competition #2017-07-05-FYSC Posting date: Closing date: Position: Contract period: Hours of work: Rate of pay:
July 5, 2017 July 14, 2017 (Posting will remain open after this date until the position is filled) Family and Youth Services Coordinator Ends March 30, 2018 Full-time, 35 hours per week (some evenings and weekends) $27.89 per hour (benefits available after successful completion of probationary period)
The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) helps individuals and organizations connect across cultures. We provide information, support and tools to help immigrants reach their goals. By engaging people through networks, education and arts programming, we create a welcoming community. ICA offers services for newcomers, including settlement and integration counselling, translation and interpretation, English classes, mentoring, volunteer matching, and peer support. We also provide outreach and education in the community through arts programming, as well as workshops on anti-racism, multiculturalism, diversity awareness, immigration and human rights. Job description: Develops and coordinates core components of the settlement and integration services to immigrant and refugee children, youth and their families. Provides one-on-one support within the schools in the Greater Victoria School Districts. Plans, implements and facilitates group programs for immigrant and refugee children and youth. Assists youth in accessing other community-based resources. Engages in outreach to various areas within the Capital Regional District. Assumes full responsibility for the administration and coordination of the family and youth services program to address the needs of children, youth and their families in the community. Provides leadership and content/ administrative support to the program staff for the effective delivery of services. Reports to the Development/Evaluations Manager. Qualifications Undergraduate degree in child and youth care preferred or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in related discipline (e.g. immigration and refugee studies, intercultural studies, social studies, social work). Related professional courses on themes pertinent to settlement and integration. Minimum diploma in a related field and/or equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. Proficiency in a major immigrant language and/or immigration experience is an asset. Supervisory experience is a requirement. Three to five years of previous work experience in a similar environment and experience working with persons from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Experience working on settlement issues with immigrant and refugee children, families and youth required. Strong administrative skills required. Knowledge of community resources is an asset. Key duties and responsibilities Develops and coordinates the family and youth services program through monitoring and supervision of various functions (orientation/information, assessment/referrals, client advocacy, promote, plan and implement activities for children youth and their families). Provides ongoing support and advice to program staff in regard to issues relevant to client support (e.g. community resources, legal changes, social policy changes). Advises and coaches program staff on culturally sensitive problem solving counselling techniques. Establishes and maintains working relationships with other service providers. Supervises youth program staff and manages their performance and may supervise other family and youth services programs.
Trains program staff and practicum students in relation to settlement and integration services to immigrant and refugee children youth and their families. Provides settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees families, youth and children through assessment, orientation, information, referrals and advocacy from time to time. Plans, organizes