Multicultural Outreach EDC Worker

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Job Title: Multicultural Outreach EDC Worker
Department: Early Years Services

Status:  Regular, Part-Time
Hours:  21 hours/ week 
Wage: $24.48 - $28.52/hour
Grid: 12

Start Date:  ASAP

Date Posted:  July 05, 2022
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled
No. of positions: 2

Please note that internal applicants must apply by July 11, 2022, internal applications received after this date will not be considered as internal and seniority will not apply – position will remain open until filled.

The Opportunity:

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for a regular, part-time position: Multicultural Outreach ECD Worker.

Reporting to the Manager of Early Years Services, the Multicultural Outreach ECD Worker, is responsible for the supporting families with children 0-6 years old to build school readiness, confidence, and a sense of belonging to the greater communities in Delta. Typical duties include: home visits, integration visits and activities relevant to parenting, school readiness, and community connections. 

 As the successful candidate, you are passionate about supporting children and their families from diverse backgrounds in high quality, experiential learning opportunities.  You believe in the knowledge, experience, and strengths of parents and their children and you see children as the centre of families and community.  While you are able to work independently with ease, you also thrive as a part of a large, multidisciplinary team. 

Qualified candidates will possess:

1.      A minimum of a Bachelor’s in Social Work, Psychology, or Child and Youth Work, or relevant field plus a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children and families or equivalent experience.

2.      Speaks one of the languages of a multi-barriered client group e.g. Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic, Tigrigna, etc.

3.     Demonstrated experienced in case management and working alongside families through a service plan. 

4.     Easily builds rapport and relationships with families, schools, and local service providers through genuine connection.

5. Experience working with diverse and multi-lingual groups.

6.     Knowledge of child development practices.

7. Knowledge of refugees, newcomer, and migration challenges.

8. Knowledge of community resources for families with young children.

9.     Excellent problem-solving ability, communication skills, discretion, and judgement.

10.   The ability to work collectively in a team environment.

11.    Strong English language written skills and fluency in an additional language is an asset.

12.   Strong organizational, time management, computer (MS Office, Teams)  and database skills.

This position requires union membership.  A Criminal Record Check is a requirement of employment.  

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter as separate attachments.  Please note that only Word or PDF formats can be accepted.   As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a short questionnaire. Please ensure all questions are answered.  This position is not available for sponsorship, only candidates legally entitled to work in Canada can be considered. 

To view all opportunities at DIVERSEcity visit www.dcrs.ca/work-with-us/. 

This position requires union membership.  A Criminal Record Check is a requirement of employment. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

This position is based in our Surrey office and is currently a blend of remote and in-person services.  DIVERSEcity has implemented new safety procedures for in-office and in-person work, to view our safety plan, please visit https://www.dcrs.ca/news/diversecity-re-opening-plan/. Successful candidates will be provided with the training and equipment to safely carry out their duties, ensuring the best protection for our staff and clients. 

A comprehensive job description will be provided to all candidates shortlisted for interviews.  

DIVERSEcity is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact our HR department at (recruitment@dcrs.ca). Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence. 

About DIVERSEcity 

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is a registered charity devoted to helping newcomers. For 40 years we have focused on providing specialized services newcomers to find employment, learn English, find housing, deal with family challenges, work through mental health issues and access medical care. DIVERSEcity is a client-centred organization committed to quality and accountability. We value growth, respect, integrity and compassion.  To learn more about DIVERSEcity visit us at https://www.dcrs.ca/. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.   

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