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Job Number:  46580
General Counsellor - Ref# 105-18
Job Posted: Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 24 August 2018
(53 days ago)
COSTI Immigrant Services
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

COSTI REQUIRES GENERAL COUNSELLOR FOR ITS SHELTER SERVICES

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.

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

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

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 nine (9) months experience providing initial settlement counselling.
• Preference will be given to those who speak any of the following languages: Arabic, French, Amharic, Tigrigna, Hungarian, Somali, Farsi, and Spanish.
• 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.
• 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: Queen Street East and Rutherford Rd, Brampton
DURATION: August 10, 2018 – September 28, 2018
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $26.54 to $28.57 per hour
POSTING DATE: July 25, 2018
CLOSING DATE: August 7, 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 #105-18, 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 #105-18 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:


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