As part of an integrated settlement services team, the Youth Counsellor works with clients (children and youth up to 24 yrs.) who have been assigned by the Manager of Settlement Services or referred by counselors. Through a suite of activities the settlement program supports newcomer survivors in the process of settlement through assessment of their needs and providing information; trauma counselling; referrals; and support to fulfill their basic needs and or to access services including housing; job finding; schooling for clients and their children.
Broad Overview of Responsibilities:
This program not only aids in the settlement of children/youth within their new environment through the assistance of trauma/settlement counsellors, but is also a space of safety for our client base.
- Completes Intake and Assessment, and then provides counseling, facilitates mentorship to clients and also provides referrals where required.
- Where necessary, support is also provided to the parents and/or caregivers of the clients.
- Facilitates the engagement of youth in the community.
- Ensures that services are accessible, responsive, and respectful of participant’s values and needs.
Required Qualifications Include:
- Post Secondary degree in social work BSW or MSW or an equivalent combination of education and working with children and youth experience over a minimum 5-year period.
- Demonstrated experience in health or social service setting. Ensures that client information in the database is current and accurate.
- Experience in organizing evidence based training/ group sessions for mentors and mentees.
- Commitment to working within an anti-oppressive and anti-racist framework
- Knowledge of refugee youth and settlement issues and services.
- Proven ability to work with a team composed of staff, volunteers and in a multiracial, multiethnic setting.
- Excellent report writing and Computer skills in a Windows environment.
- Ability to work effectively with other service providers.
- Ability to work effectively in physical offices or virtual environments
- Flexible, as evening and weekend work is required.
- Ability to speak an additional language is an asset
- Vulnerable Police Clearance report is a requirement
Compensation: $27.19/hour + plus generous benefits package Location: Downtown Toronto – 194 Jarvis St.
How to apply:
Please submit your covering letter and resume by June 26, 2022 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note CCVT operates in a unionized environment. Thank you to all applicants for applying. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.