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SETTLEMENT ADVISOR

Organization: NorQuest College
Location: Alberta
Compensation: Commensurate with skills
Closing Date: Nov. 22, 2020

SETTLEMENT ADVISOR

FACULTY OF SKILLS AND FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING – LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA (LINC)

NorQuesters are difference makers and we’re searching for someone dedicated to making a difference to join our LINC team as a Settlement Advisor supporting Newcomers to Canada. The successful candidate will thrive in showcasing our values of starting small and thinking big, being baldly curious and intentionally courageous, and finding ways forward – all in an effort to support Deaf, disabled, or otherwise vulnerable newcomers connect with the community, build their social capital and further grow self-worth, and subsequently empower them to become self-sufficient, independent, and active members of the community and labour market.

This is a part time casual position of up to 14.5 hours a week starting the week of January 4, 2021 and ending March 31, 2021 with a possibility of extension.

How you’ll make a difference

  • First and foremost, you’ll model and promote practices that build resilience, agility, creativity and active learning with a growth mindset while developing collaboration, emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, leadership, critical thinking and digital citizenship skills.
  • You’ll perform needs assessments to identify appropriate interventions, and to provide information and referrals to support newcomers with settlement needs.
  • You’ll foster communication and encourage collaboration among different college areas as well as the community for the purpose of the most effective service delivery to aid the settlement process.
  • You’ll support connections between newcomers themselves as well as newcomer and the community at large.
  • You’ll organize culturally sensitive presentations, fairs, and other events that provide meaningful information to address settlement needs of newcomers.
  • You’ll assist newcomers in navigating life outside of the college and help them understand their rights and responsibilities in Canada.

What you bring

  • You have a diploma or degree in settlement studies or related discipline.
  • You are fluent in American Sign Language.
  • You might have experience working with newcomers who are deaf, have physical or other disabilities or are otherwise vulnerable.
  • You have the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationship with the community.
  • You ideally have experience working in an online environment.

What makes you a Difference Maker?

  • You are a positive, dynamic, energizing, future focused, outcomes oriented forward thinker with a strong drive for success for yourself and others.
  • You have an exceptional ability to build strong community connections.
  • You have a strong knowledge of and connections with the community and resources related to assisting people who have disabilities.
  • You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and an exemplary level of professionalism and compassion.

Candidates requiring accommodation in the application and/or interview process will be provided any and all required support. Please email Dawn.Bland@norquest.ca for information and to make appropriate arrangements.

SALARY: Reflective upon what you bring. AKA your education and experience. This opportunity also includes 11.2% in lieu of vacation and benefits.

NorQuest College offers flexible work options that include working on campus, working from anywhere or a blend of both! 

COMPETITION NUMBER:  2020-2816

CLOSING DATE:  November 22, 2020

Apply to become a NorQuester: If this opportunity delights you and your expertise will shine in this role, we invite you to apply for this position online by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document.

Psst: Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted and we’ll make sure to do this within 28 days of the closing date.

Difference Makers. If we were to describe what NorQuest College is, we’d say these two words. We are so fundamentally driven in our mission to make a difference to our students, our community, and to our fellow NorQuesters, that it guides what we do, who we meet, and where we are headed.

So how do we make differences?

  • We empower NorQuesters. When it comes to working, it’s up to you to decide where (on campus or from another location) and how you work. NorQuesters are expected to embody our Qs—lead from where you are, be dependable, find ways forward—to name a few, but how you do that is your choice!
  • We unlock potential. Whether its newcomers to Canada who want to improve their English, students who want to complete their academic upgrading, learners pursuing post-secondary education, or anyone who wishes to strengthen their skills through professional development, our passion to educate touches people of all levels and all backgrounds.
  • We strengthen Alberta. From our graduates who hit the ground running, to our partnerships with government, industry, and business, to our commitment to communities, including a dedicated focus on Indigenous communities, we contribute to our province and make it stronger. We strive to be an employer of choice for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada by leading, supporting, and being an ally through our work toward decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.
Job ID: 2020-2816
Apply to: Dawn.Bland@norquest.ca