General Counsellor

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:30pm
Job terms: 


COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and E.S.L. services to newcomers. For more information about COSTI, please visit our Website at


  • Provides assessment of client needs and development of both short and long term counselling and orientation programs to newcomers, particularly South Asian newcomers
  • Through a Case Management service model, assists clients with information, referral, crisis intervention and supportive counselling services
  • Organises and facilitates group orientation sessions
  • Provides outreach to the South Asian community; promotes the programs and services of COSTI and the Welcome Centre
  • Provides follow-up to clients
  • Liaises with government, community groups, partner organizations, educational institutions and volunteers
  • Keeps administrative records of services and activities, prepares necessary reports and inputs data using COSTI, ICARE and Welcome Centre databases
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Social Services Worker diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience
  • Minimum nine (9) months experience in providing settlement counselling
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and facilitating groups is essential. Preference will be given to those who have worked with the South Asian community
  • Must be able to communicate in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi; other languages would be an asset
  • Experience in conducting various methods of outreach
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of newcomers
  • Lifeskills Coaches' training preferred

This is a non-union contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week (Current incumbent is on a leave)
Duration: April 3, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Salary range: $24.33 to $26.19 per hour
Location: Vaughan Welcome Centre, 9100 Jane Street

How to apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #18-17 and send your resume with a covering letter by March 23, 2017 to:

Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON. M6E 3P2

E- mail:

Fax: 416-658-8537

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.