Job Posting 60084

General Counsellor
COSTI Immigrant Services
Toronto Metro area
closed 4 days ago (Thu, 16 Jan)
contract - full time  •  $25.48 to $27.42 per hour

COSTI REQUIRES A GENERAL COUNSELLOR FOR ITS

CORVETTI EDUCATION CENTRE

 

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 full time Union contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week**

(Covering a Leave of Absence)

 

DUTIES

  • Provides intake, assessment of client needs and development of both short and long term counselling and orientation services particularly to refugees, newcomers and seniors from China.
  • Through a Case Management service model, assists clients with information, referral, crisis intervention and supportive counselling services.
  • Assists clients through information, referral, documentation, crisis intervention and supportive counselling services.
  • Organizes and facilitates group orientation sessions.
  • Provides follow-up to clients.
  • Advocates and promotes the programs and services of the agency.
  • Liaises with government, community groups, educational institutions and volunteers regarding services for clients.
  • Keeps administrative records of services and activities, prepares necessary reports and inputs data using COSTI CISv2 and ICARE databases.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in providing settlement counselling.
  • Must have previous experience in working with clients from China.
  • Thorough knowledge of settlement issues facing refugees and new immigrants.
  • Sensitive to the needs of newcomers and aware of the social and economic trends of immigrants.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and facilitating groups is essential.
  • Must be able to communicate in Mandarin or Cantonese.
  • Strong customer service skills and demonstrated ability to liaise with community organizations.
  • Experience in conducting various methods of outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure of heavy caseload and deadlines.
  • Sound knowledge of CIS v2, iCARE database, Internet, Email and MS Office in a Windows environment.
  • Highly developed organizational skills, ability to multi-task and set priorities independently.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English is required.

 

**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:                                 760 College Street, Toronto

DURATION:                                 January 27, 2020 to March 31, 2020

STARTING SALARY RANGE:   $25.48 to $27.42 per hour

POSTING DATE:                         January 3, 2020         

CLOSING DATE:                        January 16, 2020       

 

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

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters,
quoting reference #1-20, to:

 

Manager, Staffing and Orientation

COSTI Immigrant Services

1710 Dufferin Street

Toronto, Ontario

M6E 3P2

Email:      Fax: 416.658.8537

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