Job Opportunity: Settlement Worker CBAL


Our Organization 

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is an innovative, multi-service, non-profit  organization providing a broad range of literacy-related programs and services for children, youth,  families, seniors, and newcomers. 

Position Summary 

This position will be based out of our Grand Forks office and involves giving settlement support to  newcomers to Canada. CBAL offers settlement and language services under contracts with B.C.’s  Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  

Settlement Worker Abilities & Attributes 

• Ability to work flexible hours 

• Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills 

• High degree of initiative, adaptability and creativity 

• Experience working with newcomers 

• Understanding of Canadian settlement trends, policies and challenges 

• Comprehensive knowledge of support services and programming in the area

• Strong computer and administrative skills including using Zoom 

• Empathy, patience and understanding regarding sensitive issues 

• Post-secondary degree, or equivalent experience 

• Experience facilitating small groups and working with people who have a wide range of  English language skills 

• Driver’s license, clean driving record and access to a vehicle 

Job Description 

• Meet with clients and complete needs assessments 

• Make referrals to community supports and programs based on client needs

• Provide orientation to the community and, more broadly, to Canada as needed

• Coordinate and, at times, present monthly workshops based on client needs and interests

• Complete electronic monthly activity reports 

• Participate in monthly organization-wide settlement staff meetings 

• Seek out and participate in professional development opportunities 

• Communicate with community partners and the public about settlement services available in  the Boundary 

This position starts as soon as possible, 14 hours per week, with a flexible schedule. The wage is $25.75 per hour. 

Email cover letter and resume to by 4 pm, May 17, 2024. 

We thank you for your interest; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an  interview. 

CBAL is committed to promoting equal employment opportunities for all community members.