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School District #35 (Langley)

Settlement Worker

  • To be discussed
  • Full time , Part time

  • Contract , Casual job

  • 1 position to fill as soon as possible

The Langley School District is situated on the traditional unceded territories of the Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo First Nations. At Langley School District, we prioritize student success through a holistic approach to education, valuing both academic achievement and personal growth. Our dedicated team of educators, support staff, and administrators work collaboratively to create dynamic learning experiences that inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity.

Joining our team means becoming part of a supportive community that celebrates diversity, innovation, and collaboration. Whether you're a seasoned educator or embarking on your journey in the field of education, Langley School District offers ample opportunities for professional growth and development.

Settlement Workers assist immigrants, refugees and other eligible clients with immediate needs for settling in Canada or with ongoing integration into Canadian Society. The primary focus of settlement workers in schools is to facilitate integration and settlement of newcomer families through systematic outreach to newly arrived families, to provide them with the information about available services, needs assessment, cross-cultural education and referral.

The Settlement Worker will report to the ESL Coordinator and be under the supervision of the Director of Instruction. Experience with employment-related settlement services would be considered an asset. Once hired, a casual employee can view all internal postings for Term and Continuing positions and has the contractual right to post into vacancies to secure more consistent and/or guaranteed hours.


Position - Settlement Worker

Start Date - As soon as possible (flexible)

Schedule - Casual / Permanent / Term

Location(s) - Varied


Documentation and tracking of regular client contacts.

Liaises with parents, students, schools and community agencies.

Facilitates communication between school staff and newcomer families.

Facilitates referrals to community services and resources.

Advocates on behalf of student and family.

Maintains records and statistical information while ensuring confidentiality of client information.

Provides assistance to parents to ensure a positive acculturation for the children.

Provides information to schools about ways to support settlement issues.

Organizes and/or facilitates settlement-related events and workshops for schools.

Assists schools with establishing and maintaining contact with ‘hard to reach’ families.

Encourages parent participation in education.

Attends all required professional development and in-service activities as provided.

Conducts systematic needs assessment for newcomer children and families.


Grade 12 graduation, plus two years post secondary education in Social Sciences, Social Work or Counselling or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Two years experience working in a multicultural setting with different ethnic groups. Experience working with refugees is an asset.

Oral and written fluency in both English and another designated language.

Working knowledge of immigration policies and settlement needs to facilitate transition and integration into school environment.

Working knowledge of existing community agencies and resources.

Ability to communicate effectively using tact, diplomacy and persuasion in frequent contacts of a difficult, specialized or sensitive nature.

Ability to interpret, analyze, and use judgement in the application and modification of methods and procedures.

Ability to work with both children and adults in a collaborative and facilitative manner.

Working knowledge of computers.

Valid BC Driver’s license preferable.

For your application to be considered, all required documents must be included:


Cover Letter (please elaborate on related experience)

Copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) listing relevant coursework

Email addresses for a minimum of three references (ideally, supervisors from your most recent/relevant role/practicum)

Proof of high school graduation (or completion of other post-secondary education)


In accordance with the Criminal Record Review Act, successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Check prior to employment.

We thank you for your interest in the Langley School District; however, only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted.


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