Coordinator Au Futur Program

Website Jamaica Association of Montreal

L’ASSOCIATION JAMAÏQUAINE DE MONTREAL INC. – JAMAICA ASSOCIATION OF MONTREAL INC.
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This posting is for a one-year contract position

SCOPE
The Au Futur program has been a partnership and collaboration between Maison D’Haiti and the Jamaica Association of Montreal Inc since 1992. This program, which is funded by Public Health Canada, has as its main objective to support young, single Black mothers and the development of their child(ren). The incumbent is responsible for empowering young Black women to reach their personal goals by sharing pertinent information. It also has the aim of maximizing the women’s optimal development and that of their child(ren). The capacity of the program is 30 women between the ages of 15 and 35 years. The Coordinator has these main responsibilities:

A. RECRUITMENT & NEEDS ASSESSMENT

  1. Recruit qualified young mothers using various outreach methods;
  2. Encourage young mothers to participate in social reinsertion programs and in activities that help
    in the stimulation and development of their infants;
  3. Assess the needs of the mothers;
  4. Create individualized action plan for each participant by establishing short and long term
    achievable goals.
  5. Propose appropriate resources to help in the attainment of their plan;
  6. Provide information on services and resources that are relevant and important to young
    mothers collectively and individually;

B. SUPPORT, GOAL SETTING & ASSISTANCE

  1. Support young mothers’ social integration back to school, into training programs or their return
    to the workforce, assist with loan and bursary applications, assist with finding appropriate
    daycare services, assist with the search for appropriate lodging and assist with job searches;
  2. Empower young mothers to take control of their lives and the quality of their lives through
    workshops, information sessions and meetings;
  3. Encourage young mothers to attend support groups with their children, if possible;
  4. Remain in contact with young mothers through telephone calls, home visits, accompaniment,
    one-to-one and group meetings, and networking events;
  5. Each woman in the Au Futur program can be followed for a maximum of 3 years as per the
    agreement. However, should circumstances allow, it may be that an additional time not
    exceeding a year will be allowed.

C. CONSULTATION & ASSESSMENT

  1. Inform young mothers about resources available to them in their neighbourhoods;
  2. Ensures the participation of young mothers in the in the follow-up programs for mothers and
    infants of Centre integrée universitaire services sociaux (CIUSS);
  3. Ensures that there is a good mother / child relation through the organizing stimulation activities
    and games workshops for parent and child;
  4. Create and organize public awareness workshops / activities highlighting the reality of early
    motherhood for young Black women;
  5. Maintain and develop links with partners and participate collaborative activities with agencies
    and institutions with similar mandates;
  6. In consultation with Jamaica Association, Maison D’Haiti and partners, an evaluation of the plan
    for reinseration of each young mother after each step as outlined in their respective
    individualized plan;
  7. Prepares yearly reports for various government bodies;
  8. Keep a detailed log of program participants, activities, needs and outcomes must be kept to
    report on program progress, issues that arise and issues of immediate concern. This book must
    be available for the President and his or her delegate;
  9. Attends weekly staff meetings;

Requirements

  1. Attestation of degree in Social Work or a related field with two to four years of pertinent work
    experience;
  2. Bilingual, with good spoken and written English and French
  3. Good knowledge of the resources available within Montreal for young mothers and their
    children;
  4. Ability to work with partners of the Au Futur Program to ensure successful outcomes;
  5. Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint (to work with documents, spreadsheets,
    and presentations);
  6. Ability to work with e-mail and calendaring functions;
  7. Very good communication and interpersonal skills;
  8. Displays and exhibits professionalism, compassion, good judgment, and maturity;
  9. Capable of working independently with confidential information;
  10. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the proven ability to prioritize tasks and work in a complex and fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  11. Good knowledge of the Quebec and Canadian immigration rules surrounding immigrants and refugee claimants, an asset;
  12. Understands cultural communities in Montreal, an asset;
  13. Be able to work Mondays through Fridays inclusively (there may be a need to work be outside
    of these hours on occasion);

Work hours: 28 hours weekly (M – Th: 10 am – 4 pm, F: 10 am – 2 pm),
Flexibility: may require at least one evening shift
Hourly pay: $20.00
Duration: One Year Contract
Start date: As soon as possible
All interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a cover letter to jamhumanresources1962@gmail.com. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

IMPORTANT: Language, computer skills and knowledge of existing government programs pertaining to this program of short-listed candidates will be tested. The Jamaica Association of Montreal Inc. is committed to Employment Equity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply for this position.

To apply for this job email your details to jamhumanresources1962@gmail.com