Job Posting 77836

Housing Counsellor
COSTI Immigrant Services
Toronto Metro area
Warden & 401, Dixon Rd & 401
closed 7 days ago (Fri, 26 Nov)
full time - term / contract  •  $26.00 - $27.98 per hour

 

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

 

DUTIES

 

  • Conducts housing search in and outside of Toronto for government assisted and/or private-sponsored refugees upon arrival in Canada.
  • Escorts clients to housing appointments and advocates on their behalf.
  • Secures appropriate and affordable housing for refugees within a timeframe.
  • Recruits housing providers and maintains a housing data bank/registry of housing providers.
  • Provides crisis support and intervention as required.
  • Mentoring volunteers to assist with housing search and escorting of clients.
  • Maintains program and statistical information in COSTI’s database (CIS), prepares monthly reports and updates funder’s database (iCARE).
  • Conducts mandatory RAP Housing orientation session to ensure that client understands their housing options/cost of living and their rights and responsibilities under tenant and landlord act.
  • Prepares Clients’ Income Letters/Financial sheets.
  • Liaises and consults with other professionals and organizations.
  • Ensures that moving procedures/furniture order are in place for each client.
  • Prepare bi-weekly move out reports.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working within the Housing Help Sector.
  • Previous experience working with working with refugees, survivors of torture, persecution, war or abuse.
  • Previous case management experience is a must.
  • Priority consideration to fluency in Dari and Pashto languages.
  • Knowledge of specific issues facing resettled refugees in general and the Resettlement Assistance Program more specifically.
  • Knowledge of settlement and housing related services and resources, with an emphasis on the services and resources that exist within the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding areas.

 

 

  • Knowledge and ability to integrate anti-oppression, critical disability, LGBTQI2S and trans-positivity approach in support of strengths-based principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of Internet, Email and Windows software e.g. Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience in data-entry, documentation and reporting.
  • Excellent communication, organization and coordination skills.
  • Must be able to travel within the GTA to multiple locations using public transportation. Access to a vehicle is considered an asset.
  • Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police check. The VSS must have been completed within the past 6 months.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

 

**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:                                       Warden & 401, Dixon Rd & 401

DURATION:                                       December 13, 2021 – March 31, 2022

STARTING SALARY RANGE:         $26.00 - $27.98 per hour

POSTING DATE:                               November 15, 2021               

CLOSING DATE:                              November 26, 2021   

 

 

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

 

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters,
quoting reference #210-21, to:

 

https://creg.costi.ca/ui/hr/resume.aspx?refno=210-21

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