Organization: Matthew House Ottawa: Refugee Services & Furniture Bank
Commitment: Short term less than 6 months
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 1
Location: Ottawa - Central
Deadline: May 31, 2017
The role of the Resettlement Intern is to assist in the planning and execution of programs at Refugee Services’ residence. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of volunteers in order to deliver programs according to plan. The Resettlement Intern must adhere to the vision, mission and values of Matthew House Ottawa.
Essential Job Functions (including but not limited to):
Assisting the Program Director, Refugee Services with programming
Leading new residents through the intake process
Assisting new residents to connect with various community agencies
Assisting in the coordination of volunteer schedules
Effectively communicating project expectations to volunteers in a timely and clear fashion
Delegating tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
Assisting with practical day to day operations of the residence (eg. banking, liaising with tradespeople etc)
Attending to other administrative/resettlement tasks as required
Clear Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (MHO: RS can provide successful applicant with a letter to present to Ottawa Police Service)
Full-time enrolment (or proof of) in a related post-secondary program for the coming academic year (e.g. Social Services Worker, International Development, Conflict Studies etc.)
Proof of enrollment in an academic program for the previous academic year
Organization, effective communication, time management, computer literacy (MS Microsoft Office and google docs) and cultural sensitivity. High level of fluency in English (written and spoken) essential.
Valid “G” driver’s license and access to a vehicle
Fluency in multiple languages an asset (especially French), ability to deal with emotional stress of residents
Administrative duties, experience working with marginalised population groups, experience with resettlement
Fluid work environment, some irregular hours
Please send a cover letter addressing all essential requirements, CV and 3 current references (please include telephone number and email of contact) to Kailee Brennan, Program Director of Refugee Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications is 31 May, 2017. Successful candidates should not expect to hear back from MHO: RS regarding an interview until after this date.
Good for people interested in: Legal/Advocacy; Administration/Office; Human rights; Mentoring
You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Men; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Women; Youth (19-24 years)
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Skills developed and acquired:
-The volunteer gains experience in a social service environment;
-The volunteer gains the ability to interact with people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds;
-The volunteer gains the ability to work, stay focused and stay organized in a fast-paced environment; and
-The volunteer gains communication and problem solving skills.
Benefits of being a MHO: RS Volunteer:
-Meet enthusiastic and caring individuals;
-Interact with people within your community;
-Learn about different cultures;
-Gain a sense of accomplishment by making a difference in the lives of others;
-Improve upon your self-confidence and self-awareness;
-Laugh and engage in enjoyable activities;
-Utilize your talents and skills; and
-Serve your community.
Organization category: Development and housing
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - Youth 16-24
Public transportation available: Yes
Police record check required: Yes