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Job Number:  42551
Weekend Evening Counsellor-Ref# 35_18
Job Posted: Thursday, 8 March 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 22 March 2018
(in 5 days)
COSTI Immigrant Services
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Part time
Location: Toronto Salary: $20.83 to $22.41 per hour



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



This is a non-Union contract position scheduled to work 13 hours per week

(Saturday and Sunday from 05:00p.m- 11:30pm)




  • Reports to the Centre Manager and work with Counsellors to ensure the smooth operation of the Centre, which includes responding to emergency situations, clients medical needs and injuries
  • Admits and discharges both GARS and City clients, updates the Shelter Management Information System (SMIS) as required.
  • Performs intake for City and single RAP clients
  • Provides interpretation services, as required.
  • Performs housekeeping duties including: setting up of rooms, serving of meals, maintaining cleanliness of Admin Office and entrance area and ensuring garbage is removed.
  • Responsible for the safety of the residents and the security of the building including implementation of house rules.
  • Identifies and ensures minor maintenance problems are resolved.
  • Communicates in a timely and professional manner with the Operations Manager regarding any client concerns.
  • Performs safety checks of the premises and safety equipment and records information.
  • Provides general information about the city and the specific information about entertainment and social events; organizes social and recreational events for clients.
  • Performs administrative tasks, as required (e.g. replenishing client forms, creating client files, distribution of client mail, answering phone calls, etc.)




  • Social Services Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Knowledge of the Resettlement Assistance Program.
  • Sensitivity to and aware of the needs of refugees and other newcomers.
  • Ability to communicate in other languages is an asset.
  • A valid Driver’s license is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability with supportive counselling/crisis management.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written proficiency in English
  • Ability to communicate in any of the following languages would be and asset: Arabic, Farsi/Dari, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali, Urdu, Russian



LOCATION:                                       100 Lippincott Street, Toronto

DURATION:                                       April 2, 2018 to March 29, 2019

STARTING SALARY RANGE:         $20.83 to $22.41 per hour

POSTING DATE:                               March 8, 2018

CLOSING DATE:                              March 22, 2018          



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


Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters,
quoting reference # 35-18, to:


Saniyah Farid

Manager, Staffing and Orientation

COSTI Immigrant Services

1710 Dufferin Street

Toronto, Ontario

M6E 3P2

Email:      Fax: 416.658.8537

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please quote Reference # 35-18 and send your resume with a cover letter to:
Contact Details:
Saniyah Farid
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6E 3P2
Email: Fax: 416.658.8537
www:   costi.org

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