Job Posting: Volunteer Connections Facilitator, Immigrant Services Society of BC

IMMIGRANT SERVICES SOCIETY OF B.C.

Job Competition #: 2017-Settlement-01

Position: Volunteer Connections Facilitator

Settlement Program – Cottonwood
Regular, full-time position at 35 hours per week, starting immediately

Summary:
Reporting to the Settlement Manager, the Volunteer Connections Facilitator facilitates and delivers Community Connection and Volunteer Program activities to immigrant and refugee newcomers. Responsibilities include: Recruiting, screening, interviewing, orientating and placing volunteers with ISSofBC programs and external agencies; conducting on-going monitoring follow-ups on all volunteer placements; liaising with ISSofBC programs and external agencies (i.e. civic, church, and other community groups and associations) to foster partnerships essential to recruiting clients and community volunteers; delivering volunteer information sessions for new and potential volunteers; organizing and/or assisting in the organization of volunteer recognition and social events; entering new and revised information in the volunteer database.

Qualifications:
Diploma in Social Sciences, counselling or a related discipline acceptable to the employer supplemented by a minimum of one (1) to (2) years of experience in a client-oriented position, preferably in an immigrant settlement services related field OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.

Skills and Abilities:
– Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral English at all levels of the organization.
– Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and courteously with clientele, staff and the public who come from differing cultural and linguistic      backgrounds.
– Proficiency in MS Word.
– Demonstrated ability to manage time and resources effectively.
– Demonstrated experience in developing and facilitating groups.
– Ability to set and maintain boundaries with clients and manage self-care.
– Service-oriented with a demonstrated willingness to help the department and the organization achieve desired objectives and targets.
– Possession of and the ability to maintain a clear provincial criminal record check.
– Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Applications must include “2017-Settlement-01” in the subject line and can be sent to: jobs@issbc.org

Closing Date: By 4 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2017

Salary Range: $20.05 – $21.91 per hour (based on training and qualifications)
ISSofBC offers to eligible staff an outstanding medical and employer-matched RRSP benefits.
Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.