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Thinking of becoming a volunteer?  These 5 reasons to volunteer, might help you make up your mind.

#5. Volunteers gain professional experience.

You can test out a career.

#4. It brings people together and strengthens your community.

As a volunteer you assist in:

  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork
  • Support families (daycare and eldercare)
  • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
  • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)

#3. It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

Enrich your life. Volunteering adds meaning in many ways, through learning new skills, making new friendships, and by making our community a better place to live. Show yourself and people around you that you care—perhaps you can inspire them too!  Volunteers learn things like:

  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
  • Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

#2. You get a chance to give back.

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

#1. You make a difference.

Every person counts!

If you are interested in volunteering with The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women please contact:

Shelley Bickford or Delna – Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (519) 973-5588 ext. 106
Email: shelley@wwwwiw.org or delna@wwwwiw.org

 

Volunteer Roles at W5

 

Department Specific Roles: These roles are ever changing, depending on the needs of the departments. They can range from running volunteer language and conversation classes, homework support, to more geared program specific tasks. These roles require a more structured time commitment as will be discussed with the subsequent program head, and may require certain types of accreditations as necessary.

IT/Website support: This role is another major position in our organization. It could mean anything from mild website maintenance, to creating new websites for the organization, dependent on our needs. This position will require a certain level of expertise in the area of IT, and is flexible with time commitment contingent on when our IT/Website need arises.

Events: This role is diverse and multifaceted. Event staff could mean set up, take down, staffing awareness booths, fundraising kiosks, or operating games. This role could also mean planning events, brainstorming events, or helping amplify the success of events already in the works. The specific event will determine the roles our volunteers will play. This position is great for any level of experience or ability and is flexible in time commitment.

Fundraising: This role is a crucial position in our organization. It could mean selling tickets, soliciting prizes or auction items, utilizing social media to promote, helping with fundraising packages and organizing fundraising initiatives such as events and whatnot. This role is great for a person who is high energy, knows a lot of people, has great connections or is willing to make them. This has a flexible time commitment as well.

Public Awareness/Social Media: This role is about getting our message and services out there. It often means staffing an awareness booth, providing businesses with our literature, offering support via social media, and potentially educating the public through talks, workshops, speeches or school engagements. The sky is the limit for this role and it is great for a person who is outgoing, compassionate and may have a background in Public Awareness or in social services. Flexible time commitment for this role.

Administration Support: This role assists our administrative staff with jobs pertaining to the organization, including; filing, shredding, printing, creating flyers, helping people find services, answering phones in a professional and respectful way and putting together information. It requires a personable, detail oriented person that is able to be flexible in their time.

Board Member: This position has a set of guidelines and regulations and if you are interested in being a part of this role then we will provide you with that information upon request. A significant time commitment is required for this role as there are monthly meetings. Board Members attend events and they are also on secondary committees and assist with fundraising.

-Careers at W5-

 

Special Events Assistant

Definition: Under direction, assists in coordinating and planning special events and activities.

Directly Responsible to Special Events Coordinator

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Duties delegated by Special Events Coordinator and event organisers
  • Office administration work
  • Attend and log committee meeting minutes
  • Manage and maintain all event documentation
  • Maintaining email inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques used in special events and recreational program planning, development and coordination
  • Community knowledge an asset
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group (cultural, religious, sexual orientation, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Extensive knowledge of social media and maintaining an up to date event posting
  • Good organisational skills and ability to efficiently multiple tasks
  • Ability to take direction and constructive criticism
  • Good communication skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to prioritise, schedule work and meet schedules and time lines.
  • Good time management skills
  • Administrative experience is recommended, but not required

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Must be a full or part-time student in a post-secondary institution, and returning to school in September 2017.
  • Must be no older than 30

How to Apply:

  • E-mail to joselynn@wwwwiw.org
  • Drop off at 1368 Ouellette Ave., Suite 102
  • Mail to 1368 Ouellette Ave. Suite 102 Windsor, ON N8X 1J9. Please write Attention: Community Cup Hiring Committee on the envelope

Deadline is Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women is committed to employment equity initiatives and encourages internationally trained professionals and members of ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify. Internal and external candidates may apply.
Thank you to all applicants for your interest in the position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Special Events Assistant (High School) 

Definition: Under direction, assists in coordinating and planning special events and activities.

Directly Responsible to Special Events Coordinator

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Duties delegated by Special Events Coordinator and event organisers
  • Office administration work
  • Attend and log committee meeting minutes
  • Manage and maintain all event documentation
  • Maintaining email inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques used in special events and recreational program planning, development and coordination
  • Community knowledge an asset
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group (cultural, religious, sexual orientation, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Extensive knowledge of social media and maintaining an up to date event posting
  • Good organisational skills and ability to efficiently multiple tasks
  • Ability to take direction and constructive criticism
  • Good communication skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to prioritise, schedule work and meet schedules and time lines.
  • Good time management skills
  • Administrative experience is recommended, but not required

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student in a secondary institution, and returning to school in September 2017
  • Must be no older than 30

How to Apply:

  • E-mail to joselynn@wwwwiw.org
  • Drop off at 1368 Ouellette Ave., Suite 102
  • Mail to 1368 Ouellette Ave. Suite 102 Windsor, ON N8X 1J9. Please write Attention: Community Cup Hiring Committee on the envelope

Deadline is Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women is committed to employment equity initiatives and encourages internationally trained professionals and members of ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify. Internal and external candidates may apply.
Thank you to all applicants for your interest in the position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Special Events Coordinator

Definition: Under general direction, coordinates and plans special events and activities and performs other duties as assigned.

Directly Responsible to Event Organiser

Supervision over: Assistant Special Events Coordinator

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Planning, organising and coordinating the Community Cup Windsor
  • Promoting event to local media
  • Compiling media release
  • Preparing and distributing flyers
  • Social media outreach
  • Community outreach including inter-SPO and wider community
  • Scheduling and maintaining communications amongst Community Cup committee members
  • Attend all committee meetings
  • Coordinate and monitor event timelines
  • Delegate work as necessary to Assistant Events Coordinator
  • Office administration work
  • Create and maintain email for participants
  • Respond to public inquiry regarding event including
  • Sign up participants for tournament
  • Ensure all required documentation is prepared and organised
  • Maintain a file system for participants
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Community knowledge an asset
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group (cultural, religious, sexual orientation, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques used in overseeing special events, recreational program planning, development and coordination
  • Extensive knowledge of social media and maintaining an updated event posting
  • Good organisational skills and ability to efficiently multi -task
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise, schedule work and meet schedules and time lines. Exceptional time management skills
  • Administrative experience is recommended, but not required
  • Ability to delegate work effectively

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Must be a full or part-time student in a post-secondary institution, and returning to school in September 2017.
  • Must be no older than 30

How to Apply:

  • E-mail to joselynn@wwwwiw.org
  • Drop off at 1368 Ouellette Ave., Suite 102
  • Mail to 1368 Ouellette Ave. Suite 102 Windsor, ON N8X 1J9. Please write Attention: Community Cup Hiring Committee on the envelope

Deadline is Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women is committed to employment equity initiatives and encourages internationally trained professionals and members of ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify. Internal and external candidates may apply.
Thank you to all applicants for your interest in the position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Assistant Program Facilitator, Part-Time —[POSITION CLOSED]

Department:  Women’s Program

Start Date:   April 01, 2017

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Post- secondary education in Social Work, Women Studies, IT or Computer Sciences an asset
  • Previous experience with workshop facilitation and delivery is an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Fluency in Arabic is an asset, not a requirement
  • Able to critically analyze social issues impacting immigrant women using a feminist, anti-oppression, anti-racist lens
  • Understanding of impact of violence against women in the newcomer community
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out ideas from start to completion; and a drive to coordinate program activities with the overall goal to enhance clients’ experience and skills
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with ability to work independently in a client-centered, fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of services and resources in Windsor-Essex community
  • Knowledge of task analysis, accommodation practices, learning styles and facilitation strategies
  • Critical thinker and problem-solver with strong time-management skills 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Help create welcoming and positive environment(s) for the smooth functioning of classes
  • Prepare curriculum-based materials and resources in advance of training sessions
  • Facilitate workshops and provide one-on-one assistance to participants as required
  • Assist with clients’ registrations, referrals and other administrative duties
  • Coordinate volunteer and intern schedules
  • Engage with clients, documenting gaps/needs in services delivery
  • Research grants and funding opportunities
  • Maintain workshop and program attendance
  • Assist workshop instructors, and arrange technical support in the computer lab as needed
  • Respond to requests by students and instructors
  • Take and maintain meeting minutes
  • Complete necessary formsand correspondences for participants and workshops
  • Prepare materials and resources to assist workshop participants
  • Maintain program and workshop statistics and assist with preparing reports
  • Manage program resources and other materials; oversee inventory and ordering as needed with approval of Program Coordinator
  • Maintain program social media websites, flyers, and email account
  • Facilitate continuous improvement of activities based on ongoing evaluation
  • Identify and coordinate outreach activities with internal departments and within the larger community
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure awareness of program activities and facilitate referrals to and from other departments

 Miscellaneous:

  • Promote and participate in The Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women’s (WWWWIW) events in cooperation with colleagues
  • Actively engage in team meetings, staff meetings, organizational training sessions, and professional development workshops
  • Demonstrate adherence to organizational policies and procedures, its mission and mandate
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Resumes can be sent to shelley@wwwwiw.org or brought to office.

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Instructor’s Assistant –[POSITION CLOSED]

Department:  Language Training and Skills Development

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree/training in Adult Education or related field
  • Valid TESL certification or in progress – an asset
  • Post- secondary education in IT or Computer Sciences – an asset
  • Ability to speak more than one language, especially Arabic – an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and use of Internet
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse multi-cultural environment

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with Instructors to develop learning plans for students
  • Provide in-class and one-on-one assistance to learners
  • Provide language training to students as a supply instructor when needed
  • Assist Instructors in classroom, and provide technical support in the computer lab
  • Facilitate proper use of organizational IT assets (computers, software, basic applications)
  • Respond to requests by students and Instructors
  • Assist with orientation, student testing, and PBLA entries
  • Complete necessary formsand correspondences for students/classes
  • Help provide environment for the smooth functioning of classes
  • Prepare materials and resources to assist students
  • Maintain detailed records of student progress and areas of needed attention
  • Maintain statistics and prepare monthly reports
  • Manage resources and other materials related to the language library
  • Provide topic specific learning and conversation circles for small groups of students  
  • Assist with clients’ registrations, referrals and other administrative duties
  • Call clients to follow up with absences and update wait lists
  • Provide language instruction for a multi-level class in an itinerant setting
  • Communicate with language Instructors to develop lesson plans for students in an itinerant setting
  • Maintain records of itinerant learning sessions 

Miscellaneous: 

  • Support and participate in The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women’s (WWWWIW) events in cooperation with colleagues
  • Participate in team meetings, staff meetings, organizational training sessions, and professional development workshops
  • Demonstrate adherence to organizational policies and procedures, its mission and mandate
  • Assist with promoting the program and organization in the community
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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Early Childhood Educator (CNC 1 and 2) –[POSITION CLOSED]

To provide quality care with a child-centered approach to the children participating in CNC program and to ensure their health, safety and overall well-being which are paramount to CNC Program. The successful CNC staff will meets all regulatory standards required by CMAS, Local Health Unit and operates within the Code of Ethics as defined by the College of Early Childhood Educators. This position reports to the Language Manager and CNC Supervisor.

Qualifications / Assets

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education– At least one or two years of training in a child development program or a related field from a recognized academic institution
  • Professional Certification – Where applicable, candidate must be in good standing with relevant professional recognized bodies ( Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators)
  •  Have Current First Aid and CPR certification
  •  Have Current Health assessment including immunization and proof of Tuberculosis status
  •  Have Current Criminal and Vulnerable Reference Checks

Skills and Abilities

  • Develops and implements daily activities that support and promote the development of newcomer children – in Long Term program, Short Term program or Combined Care program (as applicable)
  • When Short Term care is provided, an understanding of the programming needs of children who drop in for short time care.
  • When Combined Care is provided, recognition and understanding of the issues associated when caring for children on a short and long-term basis together, especially issues associated with newcomers’ children, parents, transitions and separation.
  • Engages children in activities that support a child-centered approach.
  • Assess the skills, abilities, interests and needs of children.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with parents, staff members and community members
  • Mature and responsible attitude towards work
  • Willingness to work flexible hours

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Follow CNC policies and procedures at all times
  • Plan, carry out, and assess developmentally appropriate activities and experiences in harmony with the Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) philosophy
  • Provide a daily balance of active/quiet, indoor and individual/group activities
  • Establish and carry out a daily activity schedule that incorporates child directed activity, activities that encourage problem solving and care routines and transition times
  • Organize space, equipment and materials before activities
  • Assist children in expressing themselves by listening and responding with questions or comments that extend conversations
  • Use a variety of teaching techniques including modelling, observing, questioning, demonstrating, and reinforcing
  • Encourage and assist children to practice self-help skills daily
  • Plan and carry out experiences that foster an understanding of a variety of cultures and value systems
  • Follow behaviour guidance and policies established by the CNC program and be in   consistent with accepted practice in the field
  • Maintain up to date records of Attendance Form, Registration form, Immunization log, a Daily Record Log, Index card for Emergency Contact, Food Restrictions and Allergies list, Child Profile, and Session Management Form
  • Inspect CNC space everyday prior to start of work for safety issues and seek corrective action according to procedures
  • Communicate and follow the direction of CNC Supervisor relating to the care of CNC children
  • Share information regarding children’s learning and developments with parents
  • Maintain a knowledge and understanding of the services offered by Windsor Women Working With Immigrants Women.
  • Follow the CNC procedures for administering medications and maintaining health records.
  • Report all accidents, injuries and illnesses to CNC supervisor and record such incidents in the daily log book and as a serious occurrence if necessary
  • Provide experiences and play materials that actively promote diversity and acceptance in interactions and attitudes
  • Participate in and on going professional development training and staff meeting to discuss the progress and challenges of children
  • Submit monthly classroom report in a timely manner to CNC Supervisor
  • Work in partnership with parents and other professionals as necessary to provide individualize curriculum for children with special needs
  • Observe how children use materials and interact with one- another and the adults
  • Use observations to expand play and plan activities that recognize individual difference
  • With consultation with CNC supervisor, initiate referrals for additional services for parents and children
  • Ensure positive communication with parents and accommodate the parent’s instructions for daily routines when possible within group routines

 

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Interim (6-month contract) Intake and Needs Assessor —[POSITION CLOSED]

Department: Intake

The Intake and Needs Assessor provides a first point of contact for enquiries about the provision of programs and supports the eligibility criteria for potential clients. The role includes both telephone and direct intake and needs assessment services.

Responsibilities:

Client Services

  • Greet clients, intake and thorough needs assessments, along with the booking of subsequent appointments
  • Provide initial overview and information about the programs, handle inquiries from walk-in clients
  • Undertake needs assessments to determine and prioritize the support needs in the context of their current abilities & function, goals and available support resources
  • Be responsible and respectful administering these comprehensive assessments amplified by a holistic approach to the clients’ needs and identities
  • Handle correspondence, answer phone calls and relay messages
  • Liaise with all programs to connect clients with appropriate classes/services
  • Manage incoming referrals, data entry and establishing new client files
  • Collaborate with clients, fostering an understanding of their needs in order to explore options and develop actions that will best meet their needs

Database

  • Maintain effective databases through data entry and continuous information update (OCMS, iCARE, HARTS, CAMS)
  • Gather and enter required data on the client and provide reports as required by funding bodies and senior management for accountability purposes.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date client records and files, ensuring accessibility to other staff when not in the office.
  • Verify and update information in client database including other administrative duties associated with taking referrals
  • Receive incoming referrals and screen to determine eligibility for all programs
  • Facilitate referrals as necessary for those people who do not meet the organization’s guidelines when applicable

Miscellaneous

  • Provide efficient and thorough service with the ability to effectively engage and empower service seekers
  • Advocate to ensure systems and services protect the rights of clients and give clients control over decision making
  • Support and participate in The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women’s (WWWWIW) events and in cooperation with colleagues
  • Suggest, initiate, arrange and participate in community outreach, networking events and job fairs
  • Participate in staff meetings, organizational training sessions and professional development workshops
  • Demonstrate adherence to organizational policies and procedures, its mission and mandate
  • Be aware of and implement relevant government policies and guidelines which pertain to the services provided
  • Other duties as assigned

Confidentiality

  • The Intake and Needs Assessor must abide by the privacy, confidentiality and access to personal information regulations and ensure duty of care.

Variation to Duties

Duties and responsibilities described above should not be construed as a complete and exhaustive list as it is not the intention to limit in any way the scope or functions of the position. Duties and responsibilities can be amended from time to time either by additional, deletion or straight amendment to meet any changing conditions, however this will only be done in consultation with the employee.

 Qualifications

  • BSW or Social Work background preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally sensitive environment.
  • Knowledge about the settlement sector in Windsor with a view of the larger landscape of settlement in Canada.
  • Experience working with diverse populations including but not limited to Newcomers, language minorities, racial minorities, marginalized communities, LGBTQ, disabled and non-status.
  • Understanding of needs assessment.
  • Computer proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong ability to work with various databases.

How to apply

Resumes are to be received by no later than 5:00pm on October 25th, 2016. Please send resumes and cover letters to:

shelley@wwwwiw.org or via mail to: 1368 Ouellette Ave Windsor ON N8X1J9. Suite 206. Or Via fax: 519-973-154

Application Material Required:

  • Resume and Cover Letter

In the cover letter, please include your understanding of what a needs assessment is, why is it required and your experience with having worked with diverse populations.

The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women is committed to employment  equity initiatives and encourages internationally trained professionals and members of  ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ+ and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify. Internal and external candidates may apply.

 Thank you to all applicants for your interest in the position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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FULL TIME PROGRAM FACILITATOR – (37,5 hours/ week) —[POSITION CLOSED]

Successful candidates will have a degree or applied degree from a recognized university or college in a field that focusses on understanding and working with youth, or a suitable combination of experience and formal academics. You will have direct experience working with newcomer/immigrant and refugee high school youth and sometimes elementary aged children who are culturally diverse and often from economically marginalized populations. You will design and deliver programs with a goal towards integration, becoming a model citizen, building self-confidence and self-esteem, developing critical thought in social issues, and gaining knowledge and understanding in gender based equality. Other topics for program should be specific and inclusive of the immigrant youth perspective and experience.  You are comfortable and prefer working with youth and their families and with various cultures.

You will be part of the Youth Programs and Services Team, under the direct supervision of the Youth Program and Services Program Coordinator, working with other youth staff members in a variety of ways to help newcomer/refugee youth gain skill and knowledge to successfully integrate and settle into their new country.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent for this position will be responsible for the following:

  1. Program Facilitation:
  • Design
  • Delivery

o   Assist in the preparation and development of daily activities for the program

  • Operation

o   Deliver the individual and group program modules

o   Achieve results through relationships within the school setting

o   Ensure that program delivery is compliant with operational and organizational standards

  • Evaluation

o   Help create evaluation tool to assess program and clients

o    Maintain case recording on client interactions as appropriate and as per agency guidelines, leading to overall assessment of client performance

o   Maintain reporting concerning program delivery leading to assessment of program

o   Comply with all internal and external evaluation requirements

 

  1. Community Liaison:
  • Agency Representation

o   Through W5 and the Youth Programs and Services staff, ensure strong and effective relations with stakeholders (schools, teachers, families, community agencies, youth, etc.)

  • Facilitate promotion of the program in the community

CRITICAL ASSETS:

  • A post-secondary degree, diploma or equivalent experience in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with the target client population.
  • Experience in case management practices.
  • Experience with program facilitation.
  • Effective English oral and written communications skills.
  • Effective Arabic oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Ability to work well with team members.
  • Initiative, good judgment, high ethical standards

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:

This position concludes at the end of March, 2017. Renewal will be dependent upon performance reviews as well as organizational capacity and program funding. The majority of the work will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The remuneration for this position is TBD.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply for this position please forward your resume and cover letter to:

Cassandra Richardson, Senior Program Manager, Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women

1368 Ouellette Ave, Suite 406, Windsor, ON N8X 1J9

Cassandra@wwwwiw.org

How to Apply: 
Please mention where you saw this posting

Please email Program Manager, Cassandra Richardson (cassandra@wwwwiw.org).

Include a cover letter with your resume demonstrating interest and experience in this position and illustrating the importance of a type of program that addresses newcomer settlement issues.

Applications will be accepted until August 19, 2016.

 

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted for further stages of the hiring process.

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal Persons, Visible Minorities, Women and Persons with Disabilities.

Contact Details: 
Cassandra Richardson
Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women Ouellette Ave.
Windsor, ON
Tel: 519.973.5588 ext. 601
E-mail: cassandra@wwwwiw.org

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Mental Wellness Counsellor –[POSITION CLOSED]

Part time -(hours TBD)

The mental wellness counsellor provides front line support for immigrants and refugees experiencing mental health crisis. Support includes counselling, referrals and advocacy as needed.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Direct service to newcomers experiencing crisis related to settlement
  • Engaging in supportive counselling through education and information sharing
  • Contributing to W5 staff activities, including but not limited to team building, training and outreach
  • Advocacy regarding client care
  • System navigation and support

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in social work or related field required, graduate degree preferred
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Flexibility and open mindedness
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse environment.
  • Knowledge about the settlement sector in Windsor with a view of the larger landscape of settlement in Canada.
  • Experience working with diverse populations including but not limited to newcomers, language minorities, racial minorities, marginalized communities, LGBTQ, disabled and those without status.
  • Bilingual English/other language (additional preferred)
  • Computer proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willingness to work from feminist /anti-oppressive perspective

Application Material Required

Resume and Cover Letter

In the cover letter, please include your understanding the relationship between mental health and immigration as well as your understanding of mental health recovery.

How to Apply:

Please mention where you saw this posting

Please email Newcomer Health Initiative Coordinator:  naomi@wwwwiw.org  or via mail or in person at: 1368 Ouellette Ave, Windsor ON N8X 1J9  or phone at : Tel: 519.973.5588 ext.302

Deadline: 5pm August 15th

Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women is committed to employment equity initiatives and encourages internationally trained professionals and members of ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ+ and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify. Internal and external candidates may apply.

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Assistant Special Events Coordinator — [POSITION CLOSED]


Definition:
Under direction, assists in coordinating and planning special events and activities.

Directly Responsible to: Special Events Coordinator

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Duties delegated by Special Events Coordinator and event organizers
  • Office administration work
  • Attend and log committee meeting minutes
  • Manage and maintain all event documentation
  • Maintaining email inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques used in special events and recreational program planning, development and coordination
  • Community knowledge an asset
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group (culturally, religiously, sexual orientation, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Extensive knowledge of social media and maintaining an up to date event posting
  • Good organizational skills and ability to efficiently multiple task
  • Ability to take direction and constructive criticism
  • Good communication skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule work and meet schedules and time lines.
  • Good time management skills
  • Administrative experience is recommended, but not required

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Must be a full or part-time student in a post-secondary institution, and returning to school in September 2016.
  • Must be no older than 25

How to Apply:

  • E-mail to shelley@wwwwiw.org
  • Drop off to 1368 Ouellette Ave., Suite 102
  • Mail to 1368 Ouellette Ave. Suite 102 Windsor, ON N8X 1J9. Please write Attention: Community Cup Hiring Committee on the envelope

 

Deadline is Friday, May 27th, 2016

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Assistant Special Events Coordinator — [POSITION CLOSED]

 Definition: Under direction, assists in coordinating and planning special events and activities.

Directly Responsible to: Special Events Coordinator

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Duties delegated by Special Events Coordinator and event organizers
  • Office administration work
  • Attend and log committee meeting minutes
  • Manage and maintain all event documentation
  • Maintaining email inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques used in special events and recreational program planning, development and coordination
  • Community knowledge an asset
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group (culturally, religiously, sexual orientation, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Extensive knowledge of social media and maintaining an up to date event posting
  • Good organizational skills and ability to efficiently multiple task
  • Ability to take direction and constructive criticism
  • Good communication skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule work and meet schedules and time lines.
  • Good time management skills
  • Administrative experience is recommended, but not required

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student in a secondary institution, and returning to school in September 2016.
  • Must be no older than 25

How to Apply:

  • E-mail to shelley@wwwwiw.org
  • Drop off to 1368 Ouellette Ave., Suite 102
  • Mail to 1368 Ouellette Ave. Suite 102 Windsor, ON N8X 1J9. Please write Attention: Community Cup Hiring Committee on the envelope

 Deadline is Friday, May 27th, 2016

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Job Title:   Web developer for Online Learning Program —[POSITION CLOSED]

Department:   Language Training and Skills Development

Scope:    The Web Developer’s role is to design and develop a website that supports an online English as a Second Language (ESL) learning program. The                                  eLearning developer will be responsible for developing a website that is user friendly for ESL learners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a dynamic user friendly ESL learning website.
  • Build an online training virtual learning environment.
  • Design, code and modify ESL learning website from layout to function, and according to the organization’s specifications.
  • Design and write web applications using appropriate methods and technology.
  • Create a virtually appealing learning website that is user-friendly and easy to navigate.
  • Design placement and layout of web site pages given client provided content.
  • Design sample page layouts including text size and colours.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Ensure content management efficiency.
  • Work with tutors, trainers or development teams to create an online learning website.
  • Write training support materials for users.
  • Make sure security measures are in place to control access.
  • Responsible for designing the website’s graphics and multimedia elements.
  • Ongoing and constant communication with development team.

Qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Proven work experience in web programming.
  • Knowledge of search engine optimization process.
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security and best development practices.

Miscellaneous:

  • Demonstrate adherence to organizational policies and procedures, its mission and mandate.

 Other duties as assigned.

How to apply
Resumes are to be addressed to philippine@wwwwiw.org and received by no later than 11:59PM on April 26, 2016
Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women is committed to employment equity initiatives and encourages internationally trained professionals and members of ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ+ and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify. Internal and external candidates may apply.

Thank you to all applicants for your interest in the position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Material Required:

Resume and Cover Letter

 

   CNC Stage 2 — [POSITION CLOSED]

Job Type: Contract (Part time – 12.5 hours per week-)

Job Location: Windsor, ON

Job Category: Care for Newcomer Children

Job Description:

To provide quality care with a child-centered approach to the children participating in the CNC program and to ensure their health, safety and overall well-being which are paramount to the Program.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Follows CNC policies and requirements
• Plans appropriate activities for children in accordance with the written Program philosophy
• Welcomes and interacts with Newcomer children and their parents
• Encourages and supports children use of Home Language
• Provides activities and experiences that meet the individual developmental needs of the children
• Set up and take down equipment and other items used in the program
• Maintains up to date records of Attendance Form, Registration form, Immunization log, a Daily Record Log, Index card for Emergency Contact, Food Restrictions and Allergies list, Child Profile, and Session Management Form
• Inspects CNC space every day prior to start of work for safety issues and seek corrective action according to procedures
• Communicates and follows the direction of CNC Supervisor relating to the care of CNC children
• Works with team members to create a positive environment
• Shows respect towards the children, parents and team members at all times
• Observes and documents children learning experiences
• Establishes and maintains regular communication with parents
• Shares information regarding children’s learning and developments with parents
• Must maintain confidentiality of the children, parents and the organization at all times
• Must implement CNC routines and practices, CNC regulations and Windsor-Essex County Health Unit guidelines
• Participates in monthly fire drill and other emergency procedures
• Shares equal responsibility for disinfecting toys and equipment
• Completes all responsibilities and assigned task at the end of the day
• Attends staff meetings to discuss the progress and challenges of children
• Submits monthly classroom report in a timely manner to CNC Supervisor
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/requirements of CNC 2 include:
• Education – At least a two-year certificate in a child development program or a related field from a recognized academic institution
• Professional Certification – Where applicable, candidate must be in good standing with relevant professional recognized bodies (Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators)
• Current First Aid and CPR certification
• Current Health assessment including immunization and proof of Tuberculosis status
• Current Criminal and Vulnerable Reference Checks

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to develop and implement daily activities that support and promote the development of newcomer children – in Long Term program, Short Term program or Combined Care program (as applicable)
• An understanding of the programming needs of children who drop in for short term care.
• Ability to recognize issues associated when caring for children on a short and long-term basis together, especially issues associated with transitions and separation when Combined Care is provided
• Ability to understand and have an awareness of settlement issues and concerns of newcomer children and parents.
• Ability to engage children in activities that support a child-centered approach.
• Ability to guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits.
• Ability to assess the skills, abilities, interests and needs of children.
• Ability to discuss progress or problems of children with parents and other CNC staff members.
• Ability to attend meetings and workshops as directed by CNC Supervisor

Physical Requirements
• The job may involve lifting up to 50 lbs. and participating in physical activities.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: modupe@wwwwiw.org. no later than April 11, 2016 at 12:00 noon.

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   Intake/Needs Assessor[POSITION CLOSED]

Job Type: Contract (Full time)

Job Location: Windsor, ON

Job Category: Intake

Job Description:

The Intake and Needs Assessor provides a first point of contact for enquiries about the provision of programs and supports the eligibility criteria for potential clients. The role includes both telephone and direct intake and needs assessment services.

Responsibilities:

Client Services
-Greet clients, intake and thorough needs assessments, along with the booking of subsequent appointments
-Provide initial overview and information about the programs, handle inquiries from walk-in clients
-Undertake needs assessments to determine and prioritize the support needs in the context of their current abilities & function, goals and available support resources
-Be responsible and respectful administering these comprehensive assessments amplified by a holistic approach to  the clients’ needs and identities
-Handle correspondence, answer phone calls and relay messages
-Liaise with all programs to connect clients with appropriate classes/services
-Manage incoming referrals, data entry and establishing new client files
-Collaborate with clients, fostering an understanding of their needs in order to explore options and develop actions that will best meet their needs
Database
-Maintain effective databases through data entry and continuous information update (OCMS, iCARE, HARTS, CAMS)
-Gather and enter required data on the client and provide reports as required by funding bodies and senior management for accountability purposes.
-Maintain accurate and up to date client records and files, ensuring accessibility to other staff when not in the office.
-Verify and update information in client database including other administrative duties associated with taking referrals
-Receive incoming referrals and screen to determine eligibility for all programs
-Facilitate referrals as necessary for those people who do not meet the organization’s guidelines when applicable
Miscellaneous
-Provide efficient and thorough service with the ability to effectively engage and empower service seekers
– Advocate to ensure systems and services protect the rights of clients and give clients control over decision making
– Support and participate in The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women’s (WWWWIW) events and in cooperation with colleagues
– Suggest, initiate, arrange and participate in community outreach, networking events and job fairs
– Participate in staff meetings, organizational training sessions and professional development workshops
– Demonstrate adherence to organizational policies and procedures, its mission and mandate
– Be aware of and implement relevant government policies and guidelines which pertain to the services provided
– Other duties as assigned

Confidentiality:

The Intake and Needs Assessor must abide by the privacy, confidentiality and access to personal information regulations and ensure duty of care

Variation to Duties:

Duties and responsibilities described above should not be construed as a complete and exhaustive list as it is not the intention to limit in any way the scope or functions of the position. Duties and responsibilities can be amended from time to time either by additional, deletion or straight amendment to meet any changing conditions, however this will only be done in consultation with the employee.

Qualifications

– BSW or Social Work background preferred
– Ability to work effectively in a culturally sensitive environment.
– Knowledge about the settlement sector in Windsor with a view of the larger landscape of settlement in Canada.
– Experience working with diverse populations including but not limited to Newcomers, language minorities, racial minorities, marginalized communities, LGBTQ, disabled and non-status.
– Understanding of needs assessment
– Computer proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite.
– Strong ability to work with various databases.

How to apply
Resumes are to be addressed to shelley@wwwwiw.org and received by no later than 11:59PM on March 11, 2016
Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women is committed to employment equity initiatives and encourages internationally trained professionals and members of ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ+ and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify. Internal and external candidates may apply.

Thank you to all applicants for your interest in the position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Material Required:

Resume and Cover Letter

In the cover letter, please include your understanding of what a needs assessment is, why is it required and your experience with having worked with diverse populations.

Application Procedure:

Submit resume via email to shelley@wwwwiw.org or in-person to 1368 Ouellette Ave., 2nd floor, Unit 206

If you submit via email, please state the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Deadline to Submit: Friday March 11, 2016

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Orientation Settlement Worker —[POSITION CLOSED]

 The Orientation Settlement Worker is primarily responsible for the counselling component of the Information & Orientation program. The role encompasses the following duties:

  • Conduct needs assessment and referral, in accordance with funder’s requirements.
  • Provide settlement and adaptation services to clients as required.
  • Provide interpretation and translation to clients as required.
  • Facilitate access by providing link between clients with specific settlement needs to available resources in the community, social services, professional services and government programs.
  • Identify and suggest information sessions to clients in accordance with their settlement needs.
  • Do case advocacy on behalf of clients with institutions, landlords, etc. and assist clients in filing appeals and complaints.
  • Do outreach to assess community needs, promote programs in the community and participate in networking and coalition building with other service providers, agencies, communities, organizations and institutions providing service to clients.
  • Participate in the training of volunteers to work in WWWWIW programs and to provide supervision as required.
  • Maintain client records, program statistics, and reports and provide regular updates to the Program Manager, as required.
  • Update information to internal and funder’s database on a timely basis.
  • Participate in staff meetings, case management sessions and committees.
  • Where appropriate, provide technical support to the department and the organization.
  • Support the manager in proposal writing when required.
  • Support the organization for outreach and public events. Participate in community involvement
  • When required, work in the intake office assessing initial needs of WWWWIW clients.
  • Participate in program evaluation processes.
  • Ensure that all record keeping and evaluation processes are up-to-date and reported to the Program Manager.
  • Community involvement
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • University or post-secondary education
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in comparable position within a not-for-profit organization
  • Knowledge of newcomer/refugee and immigration issues
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database systems
  • Verbal and written fluency in English is required;
  • knowledge in another language would be an asset
  • Ability to multi task and time manage accordingly
  • Experience working with multicultural person to guide and facilitate their workplace transition
  • Excellent interpersonal, client service, advocacy, coaching, problem-solving and communication skills (oral & written)
  • Good planning, record keeping, organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in contributing to the growth and innovation of the program

We are an equal opportunities employer

To apply for this position please email: shelley@wwwwiw.org

The deadline for applications is August 28, 2015 at 11:59pm.

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