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Employment Opportunities at AWO

We currently have two employment opportunities at AWO: Volunteer Coordinator and Settlement Worker – Arabic-speaking.

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Volunteer Coordinator

Working Hours: 37.5hrs. / Week

Location: Mississauga

Reporting to: Executive Director

The Afghan Women’s Organization Refugee and Immigrant Services (AWO) is seeking a volunteer coordinator to manage all elements of volunteering at AWO’s Peel location. The volunteer coordinator will mainly be responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers for AWO. In addition, the volunteer coordinator will delegate responsibilities to volunteers and train people for their volunteer work at AWO. The volunteer coordinator is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery and administration of the volunteer program.

Responsibilities:

  • Source and recruit volunteers using different recruiting techniques.
  • Collect information on qualifications and skills.
  • Develop and implement a volunteer training guide and program specific to the organizational needs of AWO.
  • Coordinate and facilitate volunteer training.
  • Manage schedules of volunteer-related activities.
  • Work across AWO departments to assign volunteer work appropriately.
  • Ensure volunteers are satisfied by creating a healthy working environment.
  • Keep and manage records of volunteers’ information, previous experience, interests, etc.
  • Track volunteers’ work to ensure all volunteers are on task.
  • Evaluate volunteers’ work.
  • Give constructive feedback.
  • Develop and implement a volunteer recognition program.
  • Produce quarterly volunteer newsletter to keep volunteers up to date with volunteer opportunities and any important changes in the organization.
  • Maintain ongoing communication via email and phone calls with volunteers.
  • Assist with fundraising activities.
  • Participate in staff meetings and on internal and external committees.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ volunteer coordination and supervision experience both overseas /outside of Canada and/or in Canada experience accepted)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in sourcing and recruiting volunteers.
  • Fluent in oral and written English and Arabic.
  • Degree in business administration, human resources or other relevant field.
  • Experience using human resources and recruiting tools.
  • Some knowledge of organizational branding and recruitment marketing.
  • Experience using social media and other online communications tools.
  • Working knowledge of databases and MS Office, particularly Excel.
  • Experience working with newcomers to Canada, strong understanding of barriers to social and economic participation of newcomers in Peel Region.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising and evaluating performance of volunteers.
  • Excellent problem solving, conflict resolution and consensus building skills.
  • Good knowledge of recruiting methods.
  • Experience in convening and facilitating meetings.

We welcome applications from people from refugee background, including those who might need accommodations.

AWO is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

To apply for the job please submit your cover letter and resume no later than June 22, 2020, 5:00 pm. to Adeena Niazi, Email: aniazi@afghanwomen.org

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

 

 

Settlement Worker - Arabic-speaking

Working Hours: 30 hours / Week (on payroll with full benefits) / 1-year contract

Location: Mississauga

Reporting to: Settlement Manager, Peel

Position:

The Afghan Women’s Organization Refugee and Immigrant Services (AWO) is seeking a seeking an Arabic-speaking settlement worker to serve immigrant and refugee clients at AWO’s Toronto and Scarborough locations.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients with intake process, assess client needs and 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.
  • Do case advocacy on behalf of clients with institutions, landlords, etc. and assist clients in filing appeals and complaints.
  • Conduct group and individual orientation and counselling on variety of settlement related topics such as, housing, education, transportation, employment etc.
  • 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.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to work in programs and to provide supervision as required.
  • Maintain client records, program statistics, and reports and provide regular updates to the Executive Director / Settlement Manager / and funder as required.
  • Assist with fundraising activities.
  • Participate in staff meetings, case management sessions and committees.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years experience working with service providers serving newcomers (both overseas /outside of Canada and/or in Canada experience accepted)
  • Fluent in oral and written Arabic and English. Another language, such as Kurdish, is an asset.
  • Demonstrate understanding of and experience working with refugees with multiple barriers.
  • Ability to and experience with facilitating group sessions.
  • Understanding of case management and report writing skills.
  • Post-secondary education in Social Work or two years experience working with refugees and newcomers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, evenings, and occasionally on weekends.

We welcome applications from people from refugee background, including those who might need accommodations.

AWO is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

To apply for the job please submit your cover letter and resume no later than June 22, 2020, 5:00 pm. to Adeena Niazi, Email: aniazi@afghanwomen.org

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.