Job Posting 91127

Housing Counsellor
COSTI Immigrant Services
Toronto Metro area
Dixon Rd & HWY 401
closed 10 days ago (Fri, 27 Jan)
full time  •  $47, 790 - $51, 435 per annum + benefits

Hostel Services program provides short-term accommodation and support services for vulnerable populations experiencing homelessness including but not limited to vulnerable populations, refugees, women fleeing domestic violence and singles. COSTI’s shelters provide clients with a pet friendly dwelling.

 

This is a full time Union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week

(Monday- Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

                                                                                                                                   

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DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Conducts housing search in and outside of Toronto for newcomer individuals and families.
  • If needed escorts clients to housing appointments and advocates on their behalf.
  • Secures appropriate and affordable housing for clients.
  • Provides support to clients in negotiating and finalizing housing leases.
  • 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 and prepares reports.
  • Conducts housing orientation sessions to ensure that client understands rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords.
  • Liaises and consults with other professionals and organizations.
  • Refers clients to community & social service agencies for additional support

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience providing housing services to refugees or newcomers.
  • Demonstrated experience providing services to families, refugees, Or newcomers.
  • Priority will be given to those that speak a second language
  • Previous case management experience.
  • Knowledge of specific issues facing people fleeing war
  • Knowledge of settlement and housing related services and resources, with an emphasis on the services and resources that exist within the Greater Toronto Area.
  • 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.
  • Possession of a valid First Aid/CPR training certificate is required.
  • Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police The VSS must have been completed within the last 6 months.
  • Must be able to travel within the GTA to multiple locations using public transportation. Access to a vehicle is considered an asset.
  • 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:                                       HWY 401 and Dixon Rd

DURATION:                                       February 1, 2023

SALARY RANGE:                            $47, 790 - $51, 435 per annum + benefits

POSTING DATE:                               January 16, 2023

CLOSING DATE:                               January 27, 2023

 

 

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