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About the Position
Position # 246
OrganizationGrande Prairie Centre for Newcomers
Position Volunteer Interpreter (virtual and/or in person)
Location Various locations – GPCN Office (Suite 505, 10014 99 Street (5th floor Nordic Court Building)), Around Grande Prairie City, or Virtually (by phone or zoom).
Impact Statement The Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers provides settlement support to newcomers by providing information and orientation sessions, group workshops, individual counselling, referral to settlement services and assistance with settlement needs.
Description Volunteer interpreters accompany agency clients who are uncomfortable with their level of English on appointments, at different times of the day at Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers and/or around the city. Setting for interpretation services include; legal, medical, social, and counselling. Time commitment is 1 year min, Mon-Fri on an on-call basis during mornings and afternoons.

Key Responsibilities:
- Must adhere to a strict confidentiality policy
- Provide accurate interpretation to clients while acting in a professional manner
- Sensitivity towards people from diverse culture, socio-economic, and education background

Skills & Qualifications:
- Must be 18 years of age and up
- Advanced English
- Proficiency in the language of interpretation
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- A background in Human Services is an asset
- Experience with immigrants dealing with language barriers is an asset
Training Details Orientation of volunteer interpreter duties will be given before first assignment. Support from assigned Settlement Practitioner will be given before and during assignment.
Working Conditions Virtual and/or in-person (depending on availability of interpreter)
Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail On-call basis (when interpretation is needed usually during weekday - daytime). You are able to decline the interpretation if the time does not fit your schedule.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Communication/Public Relations, Newcomer Support
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Accountability, Empathy
How to Apply
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Contact Marcia
Phone 780-538-4452 Ext. 108
Address 10014 99 Street Grande Prairie, T8V 3N4
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