Position Purpose: The part-time Settlement Practitioner Public Awareness contributes to C.A.R.E.’s mission and vision by promoting and enhancing intercultural knowledge of the community through delivery of educational presentations and workshops as well as events, to engage immigrants to their full potential and for the benefit of the community as a whole.

Accountability: Reporting to the Community Engagement Manager, the part-time Settlement Practitioner Public Awareness works with considerable independence according to established objectives, individually and as a member of the Community Connections team and C.A.R.E. organization.

Key Responsibilities:

1) Promote, solicit, plan, organize and deliver intercultural presentations/workshops as relevant to general and identified emerging needs to schools, service providers and the general public using a variety of methods.

2) Collaborate on promotion, planning, organizing and executing strategic major events in which C.A.R.E. is a key partner in the successful delivery of the event as a whole.

3) Utilize Cultural Educators volunteers (immigrants and refugees) to share their experiences to various groups, in support of their successful settlement and integration.

4) Provide orientation and training for program volunteers. Support volunteer recruitment and appreciation/networking events to maintain good relationship with volunteers.

5) Evaluate the effectiveness of events, presentations and workshops against the overall objectives of the program.

6) Ensure accurate administration and effective reports and proposals which adhere to the requirements of the contribution/funding agreements and accountability guidelines.  

Performance Indicators:

• Number of presentations, workshops and events, and participants

• Number of established relationships with community stakeholders in support of the position purpose

• Feedback from participants and partners re. value and quality of events, presentations, workshops, relationships

• Accuracy and completeness of maintaining program records.

• Reports to funders are completed on an accurate, comprehensive and timely basis.

Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of the settlement process and issues facing immigrants and refugees during their integration process.

• Strong facilitation and public speaking skills

• Experience in event planning

• Community liaison and networking skills

• Knowledge of Canadian immigration, including key historical events

• Ability to take initiative, work independently, organize one’s work and records