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Job Number:  36418
Housing Drop-In Worker/Volunteer Coordinator Ref#94-17
Job Posted: Monday, 10 July 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 21 July 2017
(63 days ago)
COSTI Immigrant Services
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: $44,294 to $47,672 per annum + benefits




COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, rehabilitation and E.S.L. services to newcomers. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at http://www.costi.org


This is a Union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week**

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  • Assists drop-in clients to stabilize and maintain their housing through Housing Access, Housing Stabilization and Eviction Prevention services.
  • Conducts intake and needs assessments.
  • Assists clients with housing applications.
  • Provides case management services, supportive counselling and crisis intervention.
  • Provides information and refers clients to appropriate services or programs.
  • Educates clients on housing options and housing related issues including landlord/tenant rights.
  • Conducts outreach activities and participates in relevant committees and community networks.
  • Facilitates and/or co-facilitates support groups and workshops.
  • Oversees the volunteer program; recruits, trains, monitors volunteers and student placements.
  • Maintains program files, statistical information and evaluation data; prepares narrative and statistical service reports as needed.
  • Recruits landlords and mediates with housing providers.
  • Advocates on behalf of clients.
  • Records client and service data in CIS, the agency database.




  • Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant Housing practicum experience.
  • A minimum of nine (9) months of previous experience working in a housing drop-in centre.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of housing and homelessness issues and the Housing First model of service.
  • Previous experience providing supportive counselling
  • Sensitivity to issues of race relations, gender, abuse survivors and mental health; knowledge of newcomer/refugee and immigration issues
  • Previous experience working with volunteers
  • Experience in group facilitation within multicultural settings, using adult education principles.
  • Knowledge of internet, email and Windows environment software, e.g. Microsoft Office Suite
  • A second language will be an asset
  • Must be able to work some evenings.



**Hours of work shall be scheduled in accordance with Article 12.01and shall consist of five (5) seven (7) hour days, Monday to Friday



Priority consideration will be given to those on Notice of Recall.




LOCATION:                         North York Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave., Suite 114

START DATE:                     July 31, 2017 

SALARY RANGE:              $44,294 to $47,672 per annum + benefits

POSTING DATE:                July 10, 2017

CLOSING DATE:                July 21, 2017




If you are interested, please quote Reference #94-17

and send your resume with a covering letter to:


Michael Politi

Manager, Staffing and Orientation

COSTI Immigrant Services

1710 Dufferin Street

Toronto, ON.  M6E 3P2

Fax: (416)-658-8537 or Email:


 “We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.”


COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please quote Reference #94-17 and send your resume with a covering letter to:
Contact Details:
Sharon Swift
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON, M6E 3P2

Tel: (647) 827-1417
www:   costi.org

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