Occupational Therapist Career Mentor

(Sheridan College, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership)

Position ID: V-HVC0241 Last Full Update: 20 Jul 2022
Opportunity Details
CommentsWant to make a difference in someone's life while developing your own professional skills? Consider mentoring an immigrant professional in your field through TRIEC Mentoring Partnership and Sheridan College Community Employment Services. Mentees gain insight into their profession in Canada and Mentors hone their coaching, leadership and cross-cultural skills. Mentor mentee pairs can meet virtually (Zoom, Teams etc.) or face to face.
ContactJanet Gaffney, Mentoring Coordinator, Sheridan College Community Employment Services; Phone: 905-845-9430 ext 8134; Email: janet.gaffney@sheridancollege.ca
Mentors are paired a recent immigrant professional from their own profession. They assist a mentee in: 
•understanding the Canadian context of their profession and workplace culture 
•gathering information on their occupation and industry 
•developing professional networks and job search strategies 
Mentors are NOT expected to find a job for their mentee. 
Pairs can meet virtually or in person.
More Info Linkhttps://www.sheridancollege.ca/about/community-employment/mentoring-partnership/mentor
BenefitsBenefits for the Mentee: 
Better understanding of the Canadian workplace and industry needs 
Develops more effective job search strategies 
Identifies ways to leverage experience and skills 
Benefits for the Mentor Volunteer:  
Enhance leadership and coaching skills 
Develop cross-cultural communication skills 
Gain a better understanding of the skills and experience that immigrants bring 
Become more aware of the job market and industry trends 
Gain access to professional development customized to address mentor needs
ClientsClients are job-ready immigrant professionals who have at least two years of international work experience in their profession before coming to Canada.
Ages24 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit HoursNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Newcomer Assistance
Skills/ExperienceMentoring & Training - experience an asset but not needed ; Mentors should have at least two years of current work experience in Occupational Therapy.
Commitment LengthShort Term
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours6 / Month
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
1 individual(s) needed in total. 
Mentor mentee pairs can meet virtually (Zoom etc) or face to face. If meeting face to face, you and your mentee can chose a location that's convenient for you such as a coffee shop or library.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; An e-orientation is provided for Mentors prior to meeting their mentee. Mentors also have access to on-line resources, professional development and the support of a mentoring coach throughout their mentoring relationship.
Police CheckNot Required
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Organization NameSheridan College, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership
Office Phone905-459-7533 ext 8134
Address & Map
Trafalgar Village
105 Cross Ave, Unit A7
Oakville, ON L6J 2W7
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