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Role of Settlement workers in Schools

KEY ROLES OF SWIS

SWIS seek to:

  • Support successful school integration by assisting in school registration, school orientation, parent/teacher interviews and meetings, home visits and follow-up meetings.
  • Provide information and guidance on educational issues to students and parents.
  • Collaborate with the school counselors and the community to provide practical, culturally sensitive guidance, referrals and intervention during crisis situations.
  • Advocate for the rights and responsibilities of all students and their families.
  • Assess the needs of immigrant students and families in order to assist with their settlement.
  • Refer students and their families to affordable programs and services in their community; programs such as; youth programs, health services, sports, summer programs, winter activities.
  • Encourage newcomer families to become involved in school events and community recreational activities.
  • Promote respect for cultural diversity by providing multi-cultural training to school personnel, parents, students, and the community regarding settlement challenges.
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