Newcomer Indigenous Liaison Coordinator

Labrador Friendship Centre - Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL (30+ days ago)

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The mission of the Labrador Friendship Centre is to endeavour to provide the best possible services to enrich the lives of the Inuit, Innu, and Métis of Labrador through the provision and implementation of social, cultural, health, educational, and developmental initiatives.

The Labrador Friendship Centre is currently accepting applications for the position of Newcomer Indigenous Liaison Coordinator.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Programs Manager, the Newcomer Indigenous Liaison Coordinator will carry out the following duties:

  • Develop and facilitate Labrador specific cultural orientation workshops for new Canadians.
  • Coordinate and deliver social and cultural activities that strengthen relationships between Indigenous peoples and new Canadians.
  • Assist in creating a welcoming and inclusive community, where newcomers can build connections and knowledge of Indigenous peoples that will enable their success and inclusion in Labrador.
  • Develop and administer surveys and other data collection tools required for program evaluation.
  • Maintain a client database.
  • Implement an engagement strategy to share and promote program services and activities to Indigenous peoples and newcomers.
  • Collaborate with other community agencies and settlement service providers.
  • Stay up-to-date on trends in settlement policy and practice in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Prepare and monitor program budget.
  • Prepare an annual work plan.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required.
  • Training and in-servicing as required.
  • Travel as required.
  • Other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary graduate of a social sciences discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience in a related field.
  • Proficient knowledge of Labrador’s Indigenous cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in development and facilitation of group presentations and workshops.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and computer skills.
  • Possess a valid class five driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle at all times.
  • Ability to work with little supervision.
  • Provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check.

Assets

  • Personal and/or professional experiences in settlement and integration of newcomers in Canada.
  • Experience providing community-based settlement services.
  • Ability to speak a Labrador Indigenous language.
  • Indigenous or have Indigenous ancestry.

Wages:

  • $22.35 per hour plus benefits.

Contract length: 55 months

Application deadline: 2020-08-14

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $22.35 per hour

Work remotely:

  • No