General Counsellor

Job city: 
GTA
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Summary:

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

Shelter Services provide short-term accommodation and support services for vulnerable populations including Refugee Claimants.

This is a non-Union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides initial intake and needs assessments to Refugee Claimants
  • Provides supportive counselling as well as follow-up services in special needs cases
  • Works one on one with clients to ensure they are well informed about the refugee claimant process and receiving the entitled supports and services
  • Provides information and referral for legal support, income support (OW), work permit, language classes, health services etc
  • Delivers orientation sessions on settlement related topics
  • Advocates and case consults with other social service organizations and service providers
  • Provides crisis intervention as required e.g. in cases of family violence
  • Documents records of services and activities in COSTI’s data base system and prepares necessary reports
  • efers clients to community & social service agencies for additional settlement and legal services

Qualification:

  • Social Services Worker diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience
  • Minimum of nine (9) months experience providing initial settlement counselling
  • Preference will be given to those who speak any of the following languages: Arabic, French, Amharic, Tigrigna, Hungarian, Somali, Farsi, and Spanish
  • Demonstrated experience providing services in the following areas; wife and child abuse, resettlement and victims of torture, war and displacement
  • Previous case management experience
  • Knowledge of specific issues facing resettled refugees in general
  • Ability to negotiate and advocate with mainstream society and able to intervene during crisis
  • Demonstrated experience in data-entry, documentation and reporting
  • Knowledge of Internet, Email and Windows software e.g. Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication, organization and coordination skills
  • Possession of a current First Aid/CPR training certificate would be an asset

Duration: December 1, 2018 to March 29, 2019
Starting salary range: $26.54 to $28.57 per hour
Location: Hwy 401 and Victoria Park Ave

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters, quoting reference #143-18, to:

Saniyah Farid
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2

Email: resumes@costi.org

Fax: 416-658-8537

Thank you to all applicants. However, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.