Job Posting 96815

Weekend Counsellor
COSTI Immigrant Services
Toronto Metro area
100 Lippincott Street, Toronto
closes in 3 days (Thu, 5 Oct)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $21.89 to $23.56 per hour

This is a Non-union contract position scheduled to work 14 hours per week

(Saturday, Sunday and Statutory holidays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm)




  • Reports to the Centre Manager and work with Counsellors to ensure the smooth operation of the Centre, which includes responding to emergency situations, clients medical needs and injuries.
  • Admits and discharges both GARS and City clients, updates the Shelter Management Information System (SMIS) as required.
  • Performs intake for City and RAP clients.
  • Provides interpretation services, as required.
  • Performs housekeeping duties including: setting up of rooms with toiletries and linens, serving of meals, maintaining cleanliness of Admin Office and entrance area and ensuring garbage is removed.
  • Responsible for the safety of the residents and the security of the building including implementation of house rules.
  • Identifies and ensures minor maintenance problems are resolved.
  • Communicates in a timely and professional manner with the Operations Manager and Program Manager regarding any client concerns.
  • Performs safety checks of the premises and safety equipment and records information.
  • Provides general information about the city and the specific information about entertainment and social events; organizes social and recreational events for clients.
  • Performs administrative tasks, as required (e.g. replenishing client forms, creating client files, distribution of client mail, answering phone calls, etc.).




  • Social Services Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Knowledge of the Resettlement Assistance Program.
  • Sensitivity to and aware of the needs of refugees and other newcomers.
  • Ability to communicate in other languages is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability with supportive counselling/crisis management.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written proficiency in English.
  • Ability to communicate in any of the following languages would be and asset: Arabic, Farsi/Dari, Amharic, Somali, Spanish and French.
  • Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police check. The VSS must have been completed within the last 6 months.
  • Must be fully vaccinated or be exempt from vaccination on human rights grounds. COSTI reserves the right to require information establishing the validity of the exemption





LOCATION:                                        100 Lippincott Street, Toronto

DURATION:                                       September 21 to March 31, 2024

SALARY RANGE:                             $21.89 to $23.56 per hour

POSTING DATE:                               September 7, 2023   

CLOSING DATE:                               September 20, 2023

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