Islam Care Centre

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Location:
During our reconstruction project we have relocated temporarily to:
375 Somerset St, W
Ottawa, ON K2P 0K1

Mailing Address:

312 Lisgar St.
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0E2
CANADA

Email: info@islamcare.ca

Phone and Fax:

Phone: (613) 232-0210

Fax: (613) 232-0210

http://www.islamcare.ca

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Directions:

Easily accessible by public transit from Bank St.
OC Transpo Buses # 1, 2, 4, 7
and from Slater/Albert Transitway
OC Transpo Buses # 84, 85, 86, 87, 95, 96, 97

Directions by car:
From the East end of Ottawa — From the West end of Ottawa

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Careers

Background:

Islam Care Centre is a well established not-for-profit Islamic organizations in the National Capitol Region with charitable status. It has been active in Ottawa since 1993, offering many programs, services, and resources to the Muslim and non-Muslim communities of the region. Our activities span a wide range of social and spiritual services, ranging from feeding the needy, caring for New Muslims, providing social services, to offering spiritual care to inmate, and operating the only downtown masjid and only full-time Muslim Social Service Centre in the National Capital Region.

Islam Care Centre’s mandate is to:

Provides facilities for Muslims to observe their religious obligations;

Organizes classes to teach Islam;

Offer welfare services;

Support activities for youth by seminars and camps and other social and sporting activities;

MISSION

Islam Care Centre provides the Canadian (Ottawa) Muslim community with resources to meet religious and social needs with the objective of establishing a better relationship with the larger Canadian society.

VISION

To have established a collaborative, far reaching, all encompassing network of services and accommodations for Muslims and non Muslims alike.

The energy, enthusiasm, and skills that the candidate brings to the team is invaluable in order for the Islam Care Centre to continue providing its services to the community. Please see below how to apply.

To Learn more about Islam Care Centre visit us at www.islamcare.ca .

VOLUNTEER: Internships can be found here: http://islamcare.ca/volunteer

JOBS:

There are FIVE (5) FULL-TIME SUMMER JOBS - Hours per week: 30 – Number of Weeks: 8 - Anticipated Start Date: immediately. All jobs end before September 2016 with the possibility of extension.

ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants must be between the ages of 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

  • Some college or suitable combination of education and experience
  • Masters level of university is considered as asset.
  • Knowledge of youth development and mental health issues.
  • Ability to motivate youth, community members and volunteers.
  • Ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate staff.
  • Ability to deal with the general public.
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs.
  • Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple projects and tasks.
  • Knowledge of event planning and implementation is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the operation of not-for-profit organizations is an asset.
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently.
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office, email, Internet and web-based technology.
  • Familiarity and experience working with marginalized and at-risk youth, and/or youth from a visible minority community.
  • Bilingualism is an asset and required for some positions.
  • language skills: Excellent grasp of verbal and written English is a must, while French is a primary asset speaking Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Somali, Dari, or Farsi are also secondary assets.

Once hired students will report to the executive director with written plans and reports, as well as regular meetings to review matters arising from technical aspects of the job as well as personal and professional development. The mentoring plan will be based on the development of the mentees character and leadership skills. This program will be focused on building the relationship between the mentee and the mentor who will serve as a positive role model and life coach. This relationship will be cultivated through activities that involve the mentor and mentee alone and by the mentor and mentee participating in community social, athletic or educational events. The mentor and mentee will decide on which activities they will participate in and the program will act as a resource to provide ideas and suggestions. The student will also be encourage to participate in training sessions that ICC is providing or participating in at no cost to the student.

1. MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

The MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR is responsible for the development and provision of educational programs and mental health activities to youth, patrons, and newcomers (including refugees) in Islam Care Centre and other partnering community based organizations. He or she is also responsible for recruiting, and training a youth peer education volunteer group and coordinates all aspects of the internally developed Mental Health Support Program (MHSP a.k.a Care Circles). He or she will plan and implement orientation and training on mental health awareness and peer and community development strategies, as well as education and career choices workshops aimed at marginalized and at-risk youth, and/or youth from a visible minority community, as well as adults from minority populations including newcomers and refugees.

The programs and activities must also target and include in its plans risk reduction and crime prevention activities and discussions for at-risk youth and newcomers. He or she responds to the education needs of the region by acting as informational resource for agencies in the area regarding issues involving mental health, education strategies, and community and peer development. He or she files reports, records and programs in a timely manner. He or she will work closely with volunteer and staff counselors and social workers and keeps director informed. He or she maintains and updates education programs as necessary. He or she develops and maintains external contacts with professionals, organizations, and community agencies to promote and enhance their relationship with Islam Care Centre including ICC partners and members.

The student must adhere to Health and Safety standards including: - Ensure a healthy and safe environment, supervising members in program area. - Manage assigned program area and ensure a productive work environment, maintaining an inventory of all program equipment and supplies in good order. Recommend requisitions, as necessary; controlling expenditures against supply budget.

2. SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANT

Provides direct services to clients by interviewing and taking applications for services; documents file, inputs data, prepares and maintains records; prepares periodic, special and other reports; verifies statistical and other reports for accuracy and completeness; prepares and types a variety of financial, statistical forms and reports, case documentation; assigns case numbers, prepares case files, completes inquiries; purges cases; answers telephone and takes messages; receive in-kind donations (clothes, house hold items, etc) for distribution; catalog in-kind donations; and mails vendor invoices, surveys and other correspondence. Interact with clients and discuss needs and help identify solutions or referrals for any of the areas of focus of the centre including: Poverty, homelessness, mental health, newcomers needs, under employment, crime, child welfare, seniors, and education. Conducting social service needs assessments survey and compile responses and enter data; perform basic analysis of the data and prepare preliminary reports. The surveys and studies will be in the following areas: Poverty, homelessness, mental health, refugee and new comers needs, local aboriginal community needs, under employment, crime, child welfare, seniors needs, and education. Research community social service resources available in Ottawa region, including: legal, medical, individual and family counseling, financial assistance, housing, and employment. Other task will include specifically: Prepare intake reports and interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, to assess their situation and problems and determine the types of services required; Assist multicultural clients to sort out options and develop plans of action while providing necessary support and assistance; Assist multicultural clients in locating and utilizing community resources in the Ottawa region including referring services. Assist in developing and implement life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment programs, behaviour management programs, youth services programs modified to accommodate multicultural clients. Assist in planning programs of assistance for multicultural clients including referral to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services Important supportive task include utilizing and building the in-house database of Arabic speaking volunteers and staff (including in-house counselors and workers). language skills: Excellent grasp of verbal and written English is a must, while speaking French and Arabic is a primary asset speaking Urdu, Somali or Farsi are also secondary assets.

3. EVENT COORDINATOR:

Coordinate and plan events for the Multicultural Muslim community, interacting with and reaching out to various stakeholders, and developing relationships with other organizations and individuals. The focus of this position will be to put together an event for the Multicultural Muslim community that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Responsibilities may include thought are not limited to the following:

Logistics

Researching and Booking venue(s)

Reserving and arranging for equipment (tables, chairs, microphones, etc)

Inviting relevant individuals and participants (speakers, MC, etc)

Determining and managing means of registration for event (free admission, at the door payment, tickets in advance, etc)

Finance

Planning financing activities to help support event costs

Budgeting event expenses

Effectively planning and predicting event revenues

Recording all transactions from operating activities related to the event(s)

Developing sponsorship and partnership relationships and packages.

Planning marketing strategy to focus on target audience

Producing and distributing marketing material

Running a social media campaign and using technologically relevant means of marketing

The selected applicant should be passionate about both the Canadian and Muslim aspects of diverse identity, and use their knowledge of both to appeal to Canadian Muslims living in Ottawa. Candidates should possess effective communication skills, and be able to complete task efficiently and effectively. Problem solving and organizational skills will also be required. Previous experience in event planning is considered an asset.

4. SOCIAL WORKER

This job will offer the student in this field hands on experience to work as practical frontline service providers in a variety of social service settings. The job will also offer the student an opportunity to experience interacting with clients. Child and Youth Worker: This job will offer a student in this field hands on experience in to develop and implement a wide range of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies to facilitate positive change in youth and their families. Recreation and Leisure Services This job will offer the student in this field hands on experience in developing and implementing recreational activities and identifying the secondary benefits of such activities. The student will contribute and further develop their strong foundation in theories of recreation, human development, programming, risk management, leadership and administrative skills.

Research community social service resources available in Ottawa region, including: legal, medical, individual and family counselling, financial assistance, housing, and employment.

Prepare intake reports and interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, to assess their situation and problems and determine the types of services required;

Assist multicultural clients to sort out options and develop plans of action while providing necessary support and assistance;

Assist multicultural clients in locating and utilizing community resources in the Ottawa region including referring services.

Assist in developing and implement life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment programs, behaviour management programs, youth services programs modified to accommodate multicultural clients.

Assist in recruiting and training new youth mentors.

5. WEBSITE DEVELOPER

Research appropriate content for a social services website that is multi-culturally relevant. Create a website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices. Design webpage incorporating easy to use interface for social workers. Create and maintain software documentation. Knowledge of Joomla is an asset. Proven working experience in web programming.Plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities. Demonstrated knowledge of creating a sophisticated website while maintaining an easy to use back-end for non-technical staff to be able to update the website is important. Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process and Social Media integration and streamlining is important. Graphic design knowledge and experience is an asset.

How to Apply:

1. Students must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the job and corresponding qualifications and/or experience in addition to a resume corroborating such experience.
2. Please indicate which job you are applying for in your email subject and cover letter.
3. Samples of work, as well as references will be required.

Applications must be received no later than 10am on Sunday 22nd, of May 2016 to:

Attention: Selection Committee

Islam Care Centre and Muslim Family Services

info @islamcare.ca

Important: Email Subject line should be in the following format [Your First and Last Name], JOB APPLICATION FOR [Job you are applying for]

* Please note: We appreciate your interest and thank you for your consideration; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.