Frank F. Arslan

6171 Bathurst Street, Suite 711 Toronto ON M2R 1Z6

E-mail: [email protected]

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position as a Housing Support Worker to successfully offer supportive counselling to seniors.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Taught Turkish Classes- Beginner Level at TDSB for adults and youth in Toronto
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Successful completion of degree in Sociology and Social Services
  • Able to work and consult in multiple languages; English, Turkish, and Azerbaijani
  • Trustworthy, effective problem solver who is eager to learn with a positive attitude
  • Excellent computer skills, including ability to use Microsoft Office software, Adobe and Publisher
  • Proven team player with excellent leadership skills in different types of environments
  • Works well in high-pressure environments involving the use of multi-tasking capabilities
  •  Recent Positive Vulnerable Sector Screening and background police check results

RELEVANT SKILLS

  • 7 years of  experience counselling individuals, couples, seniors, youths and adolescents to solve problems and provide support in various non-profit organizations in Toronto
  • Interviewing experience in journalism and social work
  • Created programs in compliance with agency policy requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of social policy, legislation, social justice and social welfare, as well as managing and offering solutions to individual problems
  • Vast speaking and writing experience; wrote and published academic articles
  • Worked with diverse populations and attained positive results

RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Assessed clients with mental health issues as well as family crisis cases and provided support to families, individuals, seniors, youth and adolescents
  • Connected families and individuals to community resources
  • Coordinated and organized community-based programs, events and festivals
  • Supervised over 30 volunteers & 10 employees
  • Met with clients to complete intakes and documented their information
  • Organized interfaith and intercultural events and completed education, housing, employment counselling and refugee/immigrant case management responsibilities
  • Wrote grant projects for community events and programs for the Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI), Toronto Branch

 

Frank F. Arslan

6171 Bathurst Street, Suite 711 Toronto ON M2R 1Z6

Tel: 416-822-8975, E-mail: [email protected]

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011-2012      Turkish Teacher                     Toronto District School Board, W. Lyon M. C.I.

2010-2011 Interfaith-Intercultural Activities Coordinator Intercultural Dialog Institute (IDI), Toronto Branch
2006-2010 Activities Director, Public Relations Unit Director Canadian Intercultural Dialogue Center (CIDC), Canadian Turkish Friendship Community (CTFC), Toronto
2003-2006 Manager of Department Astra Canada Pulses Inc, Regina, Saskatchewan
2000-2003 Event Coordinator Sunrise Education Trust, Toronto

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

2008-2011       President, Turkish Students Association at York University

2006-2011              Organizing Assistant for Toronto Turkish Festival, Canadian Turkish Friendship  Community (CTFC)

2007-2008              Youth Program Facilitator/ completed psychological assessments and provided support for the Atak Soccer Club players and the Kardelen Music Group at Nile Academy

2007-2008Chess Club Teacher/Educator and organized chess competition at Nile Academy

2007-2008       Festival Organizer, Carassauga Festival, Azerbaijan Pavilion, ATRA

2007-2010        Representative of IDI, Toronto Area Interfaith Council, Planning Committee

EDUCATION

2008-2011   Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Honours in Sociology, York

University, Toronto
2007-2008   Social Service Worker Diploma, Centennial College, Toronto

2010            French Language Explore Program Certificate, York University, Toronto

2007            Mock Disaster Course Certificate, Network Ideas, Centennial College, Toronto

AWARDS AND BURSARIES

Provost’s Scholarship, York University

York Business & Prof Alliance Bursary OSOTFI, York University

George Tatham Memorial Bursary, York University

References: Available Upon Request