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Job Number:  38703
General Counsellors Ref# 132-17
Job Posted: Thursday, 5 October 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 19 October 2017
(3 days ago)
COSTI Immigrant Services
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: $25.85 to $27.83 per hour

COSTI REQUIRES GENERAL COUNSELLORS FOR ITS

SHELTER SERVICES

 

COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at www.costi.org.

 

Shelter Services provide short-term accommodation and support services for vulnerable populations including Refugee Claimants

 

This position is a non-union contract position, scheduled to work 35 hours per week**

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DUTIES

 

  • Provides initial intake and needs assessments to Refugee Claimants.
  • Provides supportive counselling as well as follow-up services in special needs cases.
  • Works one on one with clients to ensure they are well informed about the refugee claimant process and receiving the entitled supports and services
  • Provides information and referral for legal support, income support (OW), work permit, language classes, health services etc.
  • Delivers orientation sessions on settlement related topics
  • Advocates and case consults with other social service organizations and service providers.
  • Provides crisis intervention as required e.g. in cases of family violence.
  • Documents records of services and activities in COSTI’s data base system and prepares necessary reports.
  • Refers clients to community & social service agencies for additional settlement and legal services.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Social Services Worker diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience providing initial settlement counselling.
  • Must be able to speak at least one of the following languages: Arabic, French, Amharic, Tigrinya, Hungarian, Somali, Farsi, and Urdu.
  • Demonstrated experience providing services in the following areas; wife and child abuse, resettlement and victims of torture, war and displacement.

 

  • Previous case management experience.
  • Knowledge of specific issues facing resettled refugees in general and the Resettlement Assistance Program more specifically.

 

  • Ability to negotiate and advocate with mainstream society and able to intervene during crisis.

 

  • Demonstrated experience in data-entry, documentation and reporting.
  • Knowledge of Internet, Email and Windows software e.g. Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication, organization and coordination skills.

 

  • Possession of a current First Aid/CPR training certificate would be an asset.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

LOCATION:                                      Hwy 401 and Victoria Park, Scarborough

DURATION:                                      October 30, 2017 to December 31, 2017 (pending confirmation of funding)

SALARY RANGE:                             $25.85 to $27.83 per hour

POSTING DATE:                               October 5, 2017

CLOSING DATE:                              October 19, 2017

 

 

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

 

 

If you are interested, please quote Reference #132-17

and send your resume with a cover letter to:

 

Mr. Michael Politi

Manager, Staffing and Orientation

COSTI Immigrant Services

1710 Dufferin Street

Toronto, M6E 3P2

Email: or Fax: 416-658-8537

 

“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 #132-17 and send your resume with a cover letter to:
Contact Details:
Sharon Swift
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON, M6E 3P2
Tel: (647) 827-1417
E-mail:
www:   www.costi.org


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