FCJ Refugee Centre

Job Opportunity: Peer Migrant Case Worker

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  Peer Migrant Case Worker (One year contract with possibility for renewal)

Application deadline: December 5th, 2017, 5:00 pm
Start date: January 15th, 2017
Salary and Hours: $18/hr, up to 25 hours per week

Organizational Information:

The FCJ Refugee Centre strives to meet the diverse needs of uprooted people in communities across Ontario. The FCJ Refugee Centre attempts to address the problems of poverty and lack of resources, isolation, and discrimination through community-based programs which promote self-help, personal growth, community economic development and social justice. The FCJ Refugee Centre has a mandate to:

  • Provide shelter and basic life necessities such as food, clothing and transportation for women and children.
  • Provide to refugees and other uprooted people education, counselling and support services, including translation interpretation services, referrals to legal assistance, employment training, programs on Canadian culture and life, and other educational workshops.
  • Assist refugees and other uprooted people to adjust to Canadian society.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate/up-to-date information about various labour rights and other processes as they relate to exploited or at risk migrant workers under the supervision of the project coordinator.
  • Provide individualized support, information and guidance on labour rights and other applications, including helping clients fill out forms and help with case management in regards to wider settlement and other issues.
  • Collect and analyze data related to the case support.
  • Adhere to organizational policies, including confidentiality, reporting and anti-oppression.
  • Support the case manager and project coordinator in the individual case management as well as the implementation of other activities related to the project.
  • Closely monitor service delivery. Conduct and coordinate follow-up and reporting.
  • Maintain accurate records and statistics. Prepare statistical and narrative reports for the project coordinator.
  • Support and participate in the meetings with the Advisory Committee.

Qualifications and Education:

  • Experience as a migrant worker is a must.
  • Ability to travel across Ontario is a must.
  • Ability to work on the weekends and flexible hours is a must.
  • Ability in written English and good working knowledge of second language is a must.
  • Knowledge and understanding of labour and other processes as they relate to exploited and at risk migrant workers.
  • Results-oriented, highly motivated, and able to work effectively independently or within a team setting.
  • Possess strong organizational, time management, and planning skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Experience working with precarious migrants, diverse communities and vulnerable populations is an asset.
  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills. Cultural sensitivity.
  • Adhere to Anti-oppression framework.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minority, indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and résumé by mail or email (in word format) by December 5th, 2017, 5:00 pm to:

Loly Rico
FCJ Refugee Centre
208 Oakwood Avenue
Toronto, ON M6E 2V4

Email: lolyrico@fcjrefugeecentre.org

 

We thank all applicants; however, due to the volume of applicants,
only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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