Settlement Social Worker
in St. John's, NL

St. John's, NL
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: SSW-0720CB
Positions Available: 2

Association for New Canadians (ANC) is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to the provision of settlement and integration services for immigrants and refugees.

Job Title: Settlement Social Worker
Location: St. John's
Position Type: 2 full-time position to March 31, 2023 with the possibility of renewal pending operational needs and funding approval
Closing Date: August 03, 2022

Reporting the Settlement Social Work Coordinator, the Settlement Social Worker will be responsible for providing newcomer refugee families with immediate essential services to support their transition and settlement into Canada.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive client assessments on the overall health, abilities, and needs of the clients.
  • Develop and perform presentations for clients, staff, and community partners.
  • Perform social work in individuals, families, and group settings and in office and home settings.
  • Perform crisis intervention as well as solution-focused guidance
  • Refer to and collaborate with Settlement Team and external community partners for a coordinated effort focused on the client's overall wellbeing.
  • Build client relationships to arrive at a position of trust while respecting religious and cultural backgrounds and addressing specific needs.
  • Maintain continuous follow-up with the client to ensure appointments with community resources are met and client-identified milestones are achieved.
  • Maintain case files, statistics, and stakeholder reports according to deadlines.
  • Actively participate in local and national committees and workshops to share information and build knowledge of best practices.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be a registered Social Worker.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity working with a diverse client group.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills working with clients (youth and adults) that may have experienced complex medical and psychosocial issues, violence, mental health and addictions.
  • Strong communications skills and team oriented.
  • The ability to prioritize referrals and multi-task.
  • Skilled in crisis intervention and conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of child welfare and community development services.
  • Competency in case file management and preparing stakeholder reports.

 Conditions of Employment

  • Some travel is required
  • Valid class 5 driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
  • Flexible to work outside of standard core hours (Monday-Friday, 9am -5pm)
  • Position is subject to a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

How to Apply

  • Please email a cover letter and resume as one PDF or MS Word document to [email protected]

Association for New Canadians values inclusiveness and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Preference will be given to applicants who are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or those who are legally entitled to work in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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About Association for New Canadians

Association for New Canadians (ANC) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization that provides settlement and integration services to newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador.

The largest immigrant settlement agency in the province, ANC has settled thousands of newcomers and, over the years, has developed expertise and infrastructure to accommodate the province's ever-growing newcomer population.

With the opening of regional offices in 2018, the Association expanded its reach and opened offices in Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, Labrador City, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and Forteau. Regional offices in St. Anthony and Clarenville were added in 2021.

Our 150 employees provide settlement, language, public education, and employment services, including focusing on youth employment preparation, in support of our mandate.

With our experienced team, including employees from multiple countries, our growing diversity in the workforce reflects the diverse backgrounds of the people we serve.

We appreciate your interest in joining the ANC team!

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