Faruk Arslan

6171 Bathurst Street Suite 711 Toronto, ON M2R 1Z6

 E-mail: [email protected]

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE:

To obtain a position of a Program Facilitator to successfully guide youth throughout of transition during their new high school experiences utilizing my sound judgement in assessing their needs and applying my skills and experience in serving them according to established best practices in the field.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 7 years of counselling individuals, couples, youths, elders and adolescents to solve problems, providing support in various not for profits organizations in Toronto
  • 3 years of volunteer management and facilitation experience
  • Outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in program development and implementation
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills in English, Turkish, and Azerbaijani Languages
  • Trustworthy, eager to learn, with a positive attitude, creative and a great problem solver
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office Suit 2007
  • Proven team player and with excellent leadership skills in various environments
  • Excellent ability to effectively function in high-pressure environments utilizing superb multi-tasking capabilities

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • 11 years of interviewing experience.
  • Coordinated and organized community- based programs, events and festivals, and has supervised over 30 volunteers & 10 employees.
  • Documented clients and programming service in compliance with agency policy requirements. Extensive knowledge on social policy, legislation, social justice, social welfare, managing and offering solutions to individual problems.
  • Extensive speaking and writing experience; wrote and published academic articles.
  • Experience in working with diverse populations, getting positive results.

WORK HISTORY

Interfaith-Intercultural Activities Coordinator                                                            2010-2011

Intercultural Dialog Institute (IDI), Toronto Branch

Anatolian Heritage Federation (AHF), Toronto

  • Connected families and individuals to community resources and organizing campaigns, assessing social-economical needs, and provided supportive counselling to communities.

 Activities Director, Public Relations Unit Director                                                      2006-2010

Canadian Intercultural Dialogue Center (CIDC),

Canadian Turkish Friendship Community (CTFC), Toronto

  • Assessed clients with mental health issues, family crises cases and provided support to families, individuals, youth and adolescents at the Canadian Turkish Friendship Community (CTFC) in Toronto.

Department Manager                                                                                                     2003-2006

Astra Canada Pulses Inc, Regina, Saskatchewan

Event Coordinator                                                                                                          2000-2003

Sunrise Education Trust, Toronto

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Chess Club Teacher/Educator                                                                                             2007

Nil Academy

  • Prepared students to a national and international chess competition

Organisation Assistant                                                                                                    2007-2010

  • Assisted a Food Donation Campaign-Africa in for the Dicle Islamic Society (DIS) in Toronto

As a Youth Program Supporter, did psychological assessment and support for Atak Soccer Club players and Kardelen Music Group members at CTFC in 2007-2008 in Toronto

EDUCATION

Bachelor Liberal of Arts and Professional Studies, Honour Sociology, York University, Toronto
Diploma of Social Service Worker, Centennial College, Toronto

Certificate of the French Language Explore Program, York University, Toronto

Certificate of Mock Disaster Course “Tele-buddy Project”, Network Ideas, Centennial College

AWARDS AND BURSARIES

Provost’s Scholarship, York University

York Business & Prof Alliance Bursary OSOTFI, York University

George Tatham Memorial Bursary, York University

Reference: Available upon request.