Women's Conversation Circle Facilitator IS81

Lethbridge Family Services - Lethbridge, AB (29 days ago)

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Department: IMMIGRANT SERVICES

Hours: 25 hours per month – Weekend (Saturday) work required

Position Overview:

To organize, coordinate and invite weekly get-togethers where female newcomers to Canada can gather for cross-cultural interaction in support of knowledge transfer; awareness through group activities; supporting language learning through informal coaching and practice in a Conversation Circle setting; and, connecting clients with local support networks and mainstream organizations.

Note: Due to many of the clients being from gender segregated cultures, the individual hired for this position must be the same gender as the clients.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan weekly meetings with the intent to nurture cross-cultural information and awareness, practice English, and increase knowledge of our local community and Canadian culture.
  • Work with Community Connections Volunteers.
  • Complete all required paperwork.
  • Maintain weekly communication with supervisor.
  • Attend all required training sessions.

Qualifications:

  • A female* with undergraduate degree and/or diploma and/or TESL/TEFL/TESOL Diploma and/or relevant experience in working with individuals with linguistic and cultural differences; experience working/volunteering with newcomers is highly desirable.
  • Self-directed, highly motivated and creative, with excellent organizational skills.
  • Possess above average interpersonal skills.
  • Have a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and be willing to assist with transportation.
  • Willing to commit one (1) year to the position.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a Police Information Check

Job Type: Part-time

Experience:

  • Newcomer: 1 year (Preferred)

Licence:

  • Driver's Licence (Required)