Newcomer Settlement Worker (JOB # 19-052JM)

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YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin
Work Type: 
Full Time
City / Location: 
St. Thomas, ON
St. Thomas/Elgin
Rate of Pay: 
To be discussed at interview
Contact Info: 

Resumes and a detailed cover letter will be accepted up to Wednesday October 23, 2019 (4:00pm deadline) to:

Email:  OR Mail to: YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin 16 Mary Street West   St. Thomas, Ontario   N5P 2S3

No telephone inquiries please.

Posting Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Health/Human Services
Career & Employment Services Fanshawe, St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus

St. Thomas, Ontario (Elgin Centre)
417 Wellington Street
St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 5J5




The Newcomer Settlement Worker will assist newcomers integrate into the St. Thomas-Elgin community. They will support settlement staff and volunteers to assist individuals and families as they move forward on their settlement plans by providing one on one supports on site and in the community. The Newcomer Settlement Worker will also be responsible for organizing group information and employment related sessions. They will connect newcomers with community partners and resources as they resettle and make a new life in Canada.

Core Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Quality Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability/ Flexibility
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Post-secondary education in a related area.
  • Fluency in English and a second language considered an asset.
  • Must possess and demonstrate cultural awareness and some knowledge of current immigration issues.
  • Strong office administration, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Must possess knowledge of services and supports available in the St. Thomas and Elgin County community.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

Program activities:

  • Deliver Needs Assessment, Information and Orientation, and Referral Services based on clients’ needs.
  • Referrals to Community – Provide guidance to navigate community resources and services
  • Develop and facilitate group sessions for newcomers based on community needs.
  • Complete administration duties and reports.

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