Job Posting 75152

Clinical Counsellor
COSTI Immigrant Services
Toronto Metro area
1700 Wilson Ave., Toronto
closed 9 days ago (Fri, 17 Sep)
full time - term / contract  •  $58, 911 to $63,402 per annum + Benefits



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


COSTI is facilitating a project to empower racialized Muslim women exposed to Islamophobia through participation in trauma-informed Expressive Art Therapy Groups. This position provides short term mental health interventions and clinical counselling to women within the Greater Toronto Area.


This is a Union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week (current funding goes to March 31, 2024 with the possibility of an extension)          




  • Provides initial settlement services to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) and/or jointly Coordinates the logistics of an art-based trauma project for Muslim women coping with Islamophobia.
  • Identifies and builds partnerships with local Muslim artists and Muslim serving organizations.
  • Co-facilitates art therapy sessions with artists.
  • Conducts psychosocial mental health assessments.
  • Provides short term counselling to women who have experienced Islamophobia.
  • Provides Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Treatment.
  • Develops and implements a short-term treatment plan.
  • Provides resources to enhance safety.
  • Makes referrals to appropriate health/mental health and social service agencies.
  • Liaises with other organizations and service providers.
  • Enters statistical client data in COSTI’s client database and prepares quarterly reports.
  • Performs other duties as required.




  • Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent with one (1) year clinical counselling experience.
  • Must have previous experience working with Muslim women and facilitating groups for Muslim women who have experienced Islamophobia.
  • Understanding and knowledge of systemic and overt Islamophobia.
  • Priority consideration will go to those who speak any of the following languages: Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Hausa, Pushto, Somali, Urdu.
  • Must have previous experience working with Muslim women who have experienced overt Islamophobia.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cultural humility and sound culturally competent clinical skills.
  • Knowledge of Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism and Islamophobia.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering virtual services using Zoom, Teams and other social media applications.
  • Knowledge of trauma theory and recovery.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the social problems facing refugees and immigrants.
  • Knowledge and experience of art therapy will be an asset.
  • Priority consideration will go to those who speak any of the following languages: Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Hausa, Pushto, Somali, Urdu
  • Must be able to work evenings.

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