Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services works with immigrants and refugees to promote health and increase access to services. We do this through primary health care and social work services, education and social support programs, community development and advocacy.
We have a strong and vibrant Newcomer Family Initiative which includes a Peer Intervention Program. This program provides free training and practical experience to newcomer women to provide outreach, interpretation and education services to families in their communities. We are strengthening our program by adding a Dari/Pashto -speaking Peer Intervention Worker to our team. We are seeking a motivated woman who is eager to develop new skills and knowledge.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Participate in an extensive orientation, training and work placement program
• Outreach to isolated newcomer families with young children from 0-6 years old
• Refer and link families to language appropriate and culturally sensitive individual and group supports
• Provide information on program and services for families with children 0 to 6
• Support families to develop social support networks
• Co facilitate parenting and health education groups with professional staff from AAMCHC and partner agencies
• Provide interpretation (ability to pass interpreter assessment and training required)
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Those who are interested in applying should have:
• A good understanding of parenting and settlement issues in their community
• Experience both as a parent and newcomer
• Knowledge and awareness of community resources in Toronto
• Ability to communicate (verbally and written) in English and Dari and Pashto
• Good interpersonal, and communication skills required
• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
• Ability to travel extensively throughout the city (no car needed)
• Community outreach experience (preferred)
Salary: $15.68 per hour
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Duration: Two years contract full-time with possibility of extension depending on funding
Bargaining Unit position: United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 175
This is a training position. No post secondary education is required.
With “Dari / Pashto Peer Outreach Worker ” in the subject heading, please send your Resume and
cover letter by April 12, 2011 5:00pm to:
by E-mail: email@example.com
by Regular Mail: Hiring Committee, Peer Outreach Worker
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
760 Jane Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M6N 4B4
We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities.
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