Employment Oppportunity

Transitional Housing Worker

 

Application deadline: May 2nd, 2014
Start date: May 12th, 2014
Salary and Hours: $15.50/hr, 25 hours a week for one year (52 weeks)

 Please Note: This position is supported by Toronto Social Services Investing In Neighbourhoods Program. To qualify for this position, candidates must meet the following criteria: Be in receipt of Ontario Works Assistance.

 The FCJ Refugee Centre can only consider applicants that meet all of the above criteria. If you are uncertain of your eligibility, please contact your Case Worker from the City of Toronto, Employment & Social Services.

Organizational Information:

FCJ Refugee Centre strives to meet the diverse needs of uprooted people in communities across Ontario. 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 settlement services including crisis intervention, counseling and outreach supports to refugee women staying in the transitional houses and their children.

·         Complete assessment to identify settlement goals that will assist the residents to integrate into the community.

·         Provide coordinated case management with internal and external stakeholders, including liaison with Intake and Case Management Worker to include appropriate referrals, advocacy and ensure continued support and stabilization.

·         Coordinate and facilitate tenant meetings; support groups; social, recreational, and educational programming events.

·         Supervise and train volunteers and student placements.

·         Represent the organization at community activities, networks and coalitions.

·         Administer all aspects of residency in the transitional housing properties, including: selection and orientation of new tenants, tenancy agreements, rent collection, rent calculation, conflict management and other requirements.

·         Monitor management of the three properties through weekly visits of residents and visits with residents, including monitoring repairs and necessary orders.

 

Qualifications:

·         Experience in non-profits, working with migrant populations

·         Excellent organizational and time-management skills

·         Self-starter with the ability to work in a cross-functional team

·         Ability to accomplish goals with minimal supervision

·         Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills

·         Ability to work with confidential information

·         Experience working from an Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppression framework

·         Preference given to those with counselling experience

·         Must have a valid G driver’s license.

·         Physical effort: Some small repairs and minimal lifting required

·         Second language an asset

 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, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

 Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and résumé by email only (in word format) by May 2nd at 5:00 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.

Official VIP screening of “No-Ledge” on MAY 8

 The FCJ Youth Network cordially invites you to the official VIP screening of “No-Ledge”. A film by:  Benjamin Cornejo.This video addresses the barriers  faced by non-status & precarious migrant youth when accessing secondary and post–secondary education in Canada.

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VIP SCREENING OF NO-LEDGE

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May 8,2014 -     Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The FCJ Youth Network cordially invites you to the official VIP screening of “No-Ledge”.A film by:  Benjamin Cornejo.This video addresses the barriers faced by non-status & precarious migrant youth when accessing secondary and post–secondary education in Canada.The screening will be followed by a panel discussion & cocktail reception.For more information contact: Destin Bujang : destin.bujang@fcjrefugeecentre.org  Philip Ackerman : packerman@fcjrefugeecentre.org THIS IS A FREE EVENT !!!


Location


United Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil St
Toronto, M5T 1N1


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:

Registration Anti-Human Trafficking Roundtable May 15

ROUNDTABLE III: BUILDING COLLABORATION TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE CITY OF TORONTO

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May 15,2014 -     Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the members of the Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network and prominent experts to continue the dialogue on human trafficking and discuss the elements of the Toronto anti-human trafficking response model. Objectives of the roundtable: •             Establish and foster relations between multi‐sector stakeholders, •             Continue to develop anti-human trafficking response model corresponding to the particularities of Toronto area Registration fee: $10.00 Lunch and  refreshments will be provided Subsidies are available Registration payment options: -By cheque  or  cash: pay at the door -PayPal Important Notice: In an effort to bring all stakeholders to the table for this important session, please note that the police, CBSA and other law enforcement will be present. Their attendance at this event is strictly based  on their capacity and desire to counter human trafficking. Should any participants be uncomfortable or afraid to interact with law enforcement officials, please contact the FCJ Refugee Centre and we will work together to find a suitable solution within your comfort level. For more information contact Varka Kalaydzhieva, Anti-Human Trafficking Project Coordinator at FCJ Refugee Centre: Phone number : 416-469-9754  ext 226 E-mail: varka@fcjrefugeecentre.org Please fill out the registration form below and click the Submit button.


Location


UNITED STEELWORKERS
25 Cecil Street
Toronto, M5T 1N1


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:

Addressing intersectionality and igniting change
FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing a one day forum to bring together multiple stakeholders including refugee and immigrant youth, youth workers, other field professionals and allies to participate in discussions around how multiple forms of human trafficking affect both domestic and migrant youth populations.
Unfortunately, youth are underrepresented in dialogues around human trafficking, and intersecting elements of their identities compound vulnerabilities for these populations. As such, the outcomes of this forum are:
1) To engage youth in the discussion of human trafficking and ensure they have a voice through any response mechanisms; and
2) To strengthen and develop networks of support for youth that are victims and/or survivors of human trafficking.
Registration fee: $10.00
Lunch and light refreshments will be provided
Subsidies are available
Registration payment options:
-By cheque or cash: pay at the door
-PayPal

Registration Forum April 12

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND YOUTH

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Apr 12,2014 -     Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Addressing intersectionality and igniting change

FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing a one day forum to bring together multiple stakeholders including refugee and immigrant youth, youth workers, other field professionals and allies to participate in discussions around how multiple forms of human trafficking affect both domestic and migrant youth populations.

Unfortunately, youth are under-represented in dialogues around human trafficking, and intersecting elements of their identities compound vulnerabilities for these populations. As such, the outcomes of this forum are:

1) To engage youth in the discussion of human trafficking and ensure they have a voice through any response mechanisms; and

2) To strengthen and develop networks of support for youth that are victims and/or survivors of human trafficking.

Registration fee: $10.00 Lunch and light refreshments will be provided Subsidies are available Registration payment options: -By cheque or cash: pay at the door -PayPal


Location


All Saints Community Centre
315 Dundas Street East (The southeast corner of Sherbourne & Dundas)
Toronto, M5A 2A2


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:

Human Trafficking and Youth Forum April 12

 Addressing intersectionality and igniting change

FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing a one day forum to bring together multiple stakeholders including refugee and immigrant youth, youth workers, other field professionals and allies to participate in discussions around how multiple forms of human trafficking affect both domestic and migrant youth populations.

Unfortunately, youth are under-represented in dialogues around human trafficking, and intersecting elements of their identities compound vulnerabilities for these populations. As such, the outcomes of this forum are:

1) To engage youth in the discussion of human trafficking and ensure they have a voice through any response mechanisms; and

2) To strengthen and develop networks of support for youth that are victims and/or survivors of human trafficking.

Registration fee: $10.00
Lunch and light refreshments will be provided
Subsidies are available
Registration payment options:
-By cheque or cash: pay at the door
-PayPal

Contact information:
Varka Kalaydzhieva: varka@fcjrefugeecentre.org  416-469-9754416-469-9754 ext.226
Destin Bujang:destin.bujang@fcjrefugeecentre.org, 416-469-9754416-469-9754  ext.228

For registration click here

Winter Newsletter 2014

The FCJ Refugee Centre Winter Newsletter is ready. You can find a lot of information about activities, new services and upcoming events on spring. Some of the topics you can find in this issue are:

  • Next events: Art Fundraising for Education March 6th, Human Trafficking and youth on April 25 and Roundtable on May 2014, etc.
  • The Youth Network have already been involved in a number of activities this new year and are excited about the upcoming events and projects in 2014.
  • Employment and Life Skills for Newly Arrived Women.
  • The Youth Employment Fund is a new program that allows FCJ Refugee Centre to connect youth with job opportunities at our centre.
  • From happiness and sadness in the same day: welcoming and saying goodbye.

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Access to Education Film

The film explores some of the barriers and impacts experienced by precarious migrant youth populations in accessing secondary and post-secondary education in Ontario.

Through the film, different youth voices talk about the problems they are facing in continue their education. According to the video, there are, just in Toronto, around 200,000 youth population without access to education. There is a huge gap that keep youth population out of the school.

The FCJ Youth Network said that the film is addressed to everyone, but particularly to counselors, guidance and decision makers in the educational field. The goal of the presentation of the screening is that this sector receive the message and start to take action to face this situation.

After the film, there was a discussion of possible future resolutions. Members of the FCJ Youth Network also talked about their frustrations after trying to get in school.

Improving services to vulnerable newcomer population

The Newcomer Settlement Program Project, NSP, have straightened our capacity to respond the multifaceted needs of vulnerable newcomer population such as non-status, included youth and women. Through this program we are able to continue providing a variety of services to vulnerable newcomers such us orientation, settlement support, workshops, counselling, and referrals to appropriate services.
One of the component of this service is the facilitation of  workshops.The trainings are for professionals working within the settlement and integration sector or for immigrant and refugee communities.

HOW TO REQUEST A TRAINING
Identify topics that your agency/community needs.
To schedule a workshop contact Carolina Teves: cteves@fcjrefugeecentre.org
Phone:    416-469 9754  ext 226

BENEFITS
Access to crucial training materials and educational resources
Improve and enhance the services that immigrants receive
Increase access to legal education on important legislative, policy, and legal issues .
Reach service providers where there is limited access to legal education and educational resources.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM

Community centers,
Settlement organizations,
Employment organizations,
Uprooted people/communities,
Drop-in centers,
Ethno-specific organizations,
Shelters,
ESL schools,
Libraries,
Umbrella organizations,
Youth and women organizations,
Life skills groups, etc.

Click the flyer for more information.

WORKSHOPS ON VULNERABLE SECTORS

 

Second Roundtable on February 20

Join the members of the Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network and prominent experts to continue the dialogue on human trafficking and discuss the elements of the Toronto anti-human trafficking response model.

Objectives:

             Establish and foster relations between multi‐sector stakeholders,
             Continue to develop anti-human trafficking response model corresponding to the particularities of Toronto area

For more information contact Varka Kalaydzhieva, Anti-Human Trafficking Project Coordinator at FCJ Refugee Centre:

Phone number : 416-469-9754  ext 226
E-mail:
varka@fcjrefugeecentre.org

 

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