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Family Violence Broker (Male) - 40 hours/week including occasional evenings and weekends

Category:

Full Time


Division:

Family and Children Services


Education:

Bachelor or equivalent


Experience:

3 Years


Work city:

Calgary


Work start:

07.09.2020


Created:

20.07.2020


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Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) is continuing in our work of moving towards a client-centered program delivering family violence education and counseling sessions to men, women, and youth experiencing family violence and abuse. We require a Male Family Violence Broker to support Newcomer families with safety planning and case planning based on our clients’ inherent strength and resilience, in a culturally responsive manner. We are now accepting applications from qualified job seekers!

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, our Male Family Violence Broker works in collaboration with our Female Family Violence Broker, Cultural Brokers and Children’s Services staff to support Immigrant and Refugee families or individuals who are experiencing family violence and abuse, through a strength-based approach. The Male Family Violence Broker will also collaborate with other community agencies to provide information, education, and guidance, and to increase the awareness around the issue of family violence in the context of immigration and cultural diversity.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing individual and group education and counseling sessions to Immigrant men, women and youth affected by family violence
  • Conducting full case management: intake, assessment, and supporting clients with safety planning, case planning, parenting support, education, information, and referrals to community resource services
  • Providing crisis and family support to Immigrant families or individuals affected by family violence
  • Working as a Cultural Broker to provide education, cultural interpretation and settlement supports for Newcomer families as needed
  • Developing and implementing service plans with measurable objectives based on evidence-based practices
  • Providing family violence education and advocacy as needed
  • Assessing new clients for the CCIS Cool Down apartments for Men, as well as follow ups and transition when they exit the program
  • Advocating and maintaining relationships within the agency, and with external professionals to provide a support system for clients
  • Developing partnerships and advocating for victims of abuse who come from different cultural backgrounds in order that they may reach the appropriate services and resources
  • Other relevant duties assigned by the Program Coordinator as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters or Bachelor of Social Work or Psychology with at least two years of related experience in family violence, mental health or addictions community work
  • Past experience in the family violence area, and in the settlement and integration process of immigrants
  • Knowledge of child-development, parent education and the social services system in Calgary
  • Effective counseling skills, with the ability to remain calm and utilize critical thinking strategies, in unpredictable circumstances and to respond effectively
  • Knowledge of/experience with cross cultural communication cultural diversity
  • An understanding of the service needs of various community and ethnocultural groups
  • Able to work effectively as part of a collaborative team as well as individually
  • Knowledge and understanding of Social Work practices in a Canadian context
  • Preference will be given to male individuals connected to ethno-cultural communities and groups
  • Preference will be given to candidates fluent in both English and another language representative of the target groups being served
  • As travel is required the successful candidate must have a current, valid Alberta drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle

 

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to send resume and cover letter to by 4pm Monday, August 31, 2020.

Please include “Application to Family Violence Broker (Male)” in the subject line of your email.

CCIS thanks all applicants, however, only those selected to compete further for this position will be contacted.

 

Additional Information

CCIS – Who We Are

CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) is a nonprofit organization that provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. Since our inception in 1981, we have been a community leader with solid experience in the design and delivery of comprehensive services for our newest neighbours. We deliver these services through a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-denominational and multi-disciplinary team of professionals who collectively speak over 60 languages.

From airport reception to a first job interview, CCIS’s programs and services have been designed to assist immigrants and refugees through all phases of the settlement and integration process. CCIS is committed to welcoming and serving newcomers of all races, ethnic and national origins, cultural backgrounds and religions, sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.

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CCIS is proud of our reputation for providing exceptional service to our clients of every nationality, culture and heritage.

We do so with a dedicated team of multi-lingual, multi-denominational staff.

If you would like to join our team, check out our current job postings. If there are no postings, please come back soon for a visit!