SIMA AHMAD PARWANI
**** ****** ***** ***** *******, BC V5A 4A2
Phone: 604-***-**** Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a paralegal diploma student who have extensive experience in the administrative, immigration and employment field. I am seeking a long-term position to apply my acquired academic knowledge and work experience to grow with the respected company.
Program Assistant, BBV, CAPC Programs.
MOSAIC 5575 Boundary Road, September 2017- Nov. 2018
Providing program support, updates, and potentially delivery for various ongoing CAPC programs
Assisting with assessments and evaluation of ongoing programs, including data collection and analysis.
Completing administrative tasks, including data entry and financial record-keeping
Assisting in website content management and contact management
Updating, creating forms on Words
Filing, copying, scanning, calling emailing
Submitting intakes, updating client information, creating monthly sessions on OCMS, OCASI
Managing data entry and pulling data for monthly and quarterly reports
Updating our website, organizational calendars, and various social media channels and settings
Support Worker, Strive Living Society
May 2016 to 2018
Helping people with developing disabilities, and supporting them to live independently
Administrative Assistant, Elander Inspection Ltd,
Richmond, BC - May 2016-August 2016
Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices and cheques
Process electronically uploaded data, enter documents with precision and accuracy and research and resolve discrepancies.
Transcribed, organized and compiled confidential reports, memos, minutes, and correspondence
Established and maintained files and records and maintain comprehensive tracking system for sensitive correspondence and files
Settlement Practitioner, S.U.C.C.E.S.S BC
Vancouver, BC- Jan 4, 2016 –April 2016
Developed programs and workshops for an average of 20 new immigrants or refugees weekly.
Interviewed and evaluated clients, to best asses their needs and accordingly provide them information for resettlement purposes
Maintained regular contact with clients, including hosting a number of events to promote their community engagement
Settlement Worker, S.U.C.C.E.S.S BC
Lower Mainland, BC- January 2007 – April 2008
Designed and proposed various outreach and engagement strategies.
Assisted with reception services by greeting customers and answering queries as needed.
Informed and advised new immigrants regarding relevant Canadian agencies and resources
Addressed new immigrant concerns related to lifestyle, cultural differences, culture shock
Assessed the process and progress of new immigrants throughout their settlement period
Interpreted for newcomers and guided and assisted them to make optimal choices regarding educational and job opportunities.
Interpreter, Immigration Services Society (ISS)
Vancouver, BC 2005 – 2007
Interpret both legal terminology and colloquial language to clients.
Read aloud documents in a language other than that in which they were written to the clients.
Provide language services to healthcare patients with limited English proficiency at Bridge Clinic.
Translate patient materials and informational brochures issued by hospitals and medical facilities into another language.
Adapt a product or service for use in a different language and culture.
Reporter and Assistant Editor, Mermon Women’s Magazine
Kabul, Afghanistan - 1993 - 1996
Edited, and wrote content supporting and promoting women’s rights
Paralegal Diploma, 2018 – in progress
Diploma program at Vancouver Community College
Capilano University, 2010- 2015
Faculty of Arts & Human Sciences: Major in Liberal Arts Studies
Specialization: Women Studies in Developing Countries
Kabul University, BA Degree, Journalism, 1992 – 1996
Faculty of Journalism, Media & Communication
Highlights & Qualifications
Competent interacting with people of diverse cultural and linguistic background
Proven career/employment counselling skills including assessment, facilitation, action-planning
Proficient with Microsoft Office, and contact management database apps
Exceptional breadth of community relations and outreach experience
Superior grasp of objectives and goals for a variety of public services and programs
Excellent knowledge of local community needs and appropriate public resources
High expertise in outreach and recruitment program management
Risk Management for Supervisors: Recruitment & Hiring
Introduction to Intercultural Competency
Sexual Abuse Cases LGBTQ Community Training
Crisis Intervention and Escalation Training Solution Focused/Motivational Interviewing Training
Learning Disabilities Training including ADHD, Early Childhood Education, Special Needs
Depression/Suicide/Mental Health Assessment Training Trauma Counselling
PIRS Pacific Immigration Resources Services, 2016 - 2017
Women Lead Program
ECE Project Member, 2006 – Present
Partnership Afghan-Canada (PAC), Vancouver, BC
Content Editor, 2006- Present
Darakht-e Danesh Online Library for Afghan Educators,
Caravan TV, 2017- 2012
Hosted TV shows for community
Fluent in Persian (Farsi/Dari), Pashto, English, Urdu, Hindi