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Position:
3086 - 'Community Connections' CAREER MENTOR - Teacher [ APPLY NOW! ]
Organization:
Position Address:
'Virtual', unless otherwise advised, from the mentor volunteer's residence
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton, Virtual

Goal

Indus Community Services (Indus) is an accredited, not-for-profit community benefit organization that has served local communities for over 35 years. Indus Community Services, through its professional staff and a team of dedicated volunteers, is a leader in the provision of culturally-appropriate services to newcomers, families, women, and seniors. With our increasingly expanded mission, we provide educational, social, settlement, health, and employment-related services to help all new immigrants in Peel region. Indus wishes to enable newcomer families or individuals to accomplish a successful transition into their new community.The 'role' of 'Community Connections' Career Mentor - Teacher is ideal for someone with a sound knowledge of newcomer settlement services, the local community and experience in Education/Teaching.


Description

The Community Connections program aims to build resilient and integrated communities by matching established Canadian volunteers with newcomer families and individuals in supportive relationships that will enhance the ability of newcomers to integrate and successfully settle in their communities. As a mentor, you will be partnered with a newcomer who has experience and/or training in their industry, but who may not understand the Canadian context of their profession, workplace culture, or know how to translate their skill sets. It will be your job to provide guidance and support to the newcomer to help them get settled in Canada.

As a 'Community Connections' Career Mentor - Teacher, you may help your mentee by:

  • Giving practical advice on how to navigate a job search in Peel
  • Helping them tailor their LinkedIn profile and resume for the Education/Teaching sector in Canada and practice their interview skills
  • Supporting them to grow their professional networks, connecting them to your contacts where appropriate
  • Advising on recommended training and career development
  • Helping them deal with questions and issues that may arise in the early stages of employment.

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY as soon as possible. Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System can click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to send their name/contact info/resume (please upload to your 'profile') to IndusAfter you have applied, as a precaution, please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email folders and leave space on your voicemail for communications from Indus. We deeply appreciate all who explore this volunteering opportunity further!


Benefits

An opportunity to enhance your skills and talent in Education/Teaching in Canada + Build your resume and references and add to your personal and professional 'network' + Valuable professional development opportunity with a chance to strengthen your coaching and leadership skills and gain an international perspective on your field + Improved cross-cultural awareness + Personal satisfaction that your key volunteering 'role' will have facilitated the early experiences of newcomers to Canada (and Peel region) and that of their families


Qualifications

  • You have been in Canada for MORE THAN 2 YEARS
  • Good industry/professional knowledge and corresponding business/career experience
  • At least 2 to 3 years of professional experience in Education/Teaching in Canada
  • Active links to professional networks in your field
  • Commitment to 'diversity, equity and inclusiveness'
  • Local knowledge of your community is a definite asset (eg. newcomer assistance services, government, community service organizations, transit, financial institutions, etc.)
  • Solid oral/written English (volunteers may be 'matched' to a client who speaks the volunteer's native language)
  • While COVID-19 is active, you are able and ready to 'connect' with your match virtually (ie. telephone/email/online - eg. Zoom, etc.)
  • Able to accommodate a schedule that will have you connecting with your client 1-2 times per week for a minimum of 3-6 months (MONTHLY time commitment is a minimum of 6-8 hours)
  • Ready to complete ORIENTATION and TRAINING suitable for the 'role'

SCREENING of volunteer applications will be remote/virtual (telephone/email/online interview(s) - eg. Zoom)

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment starting 2022-07-25
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE: MONTHLY time commitment is a minimum of 6-8 hours, to be mutually arranged.
Until COVID-19 is satisfactorily resolved, interactions will respect physical 'social distancing' and be virtual.


Training

Successful candidates will have been engaged in successful SCREENING, plus complete all required volunteer orientation and training sessions. TRAINING will be provided to successful candidates virtually.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Education & Learning, Career Mentorship, Settlement & Integration, Literacy, Multilingual, Newcomer Support
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Older Adults



How to Contact
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Social Media
http://induscs.ca
https://www.facebook.com/IndusCommunityServices/
https://twitter.com/Indus_Helps
https://www.linkedin.com/company/induscommunityservices/
https://youtu.be/9oRY1A-h6VY
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