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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

General Counsellor

COSTI REQUIRES A GENERAL COUNSELLOR FOR ITS’
CORVETTI EDUCATION CENTRE

Duties:

  • Provides intake, assessment of client needs and development of both short and long term counselling and orientation services to newcomers, particularly refugees and newcomers from South America
  • Through a Case Management service model, assists clients with information, referral, crisis intervention and supportive counselling services
  • Assists clients through information, referral, documentation, crisis intervention and supportive counselling services.
  • Organises and facilitates group orientation sessions.
  • Provides follow-up to clients.
  • Advocates and promotes the programs and services of the agency
  • Liaises with government, community groups, educational institutions and volunteers regarding services for clients.
  • Keeps administrative records of services and activities, prepares necessary reports and inputs data using COSTI CISv2 and ICARE databases.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Qualifications:

  • Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in providing settlement counselling.
  • Must have previous experience in working with clients from South America.
  • Thorough knowledge of settlement issues facing refugees and new immigrants
  • Sensitive to the needs of newcomers and aware of the social and economic trends of immigrants.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and facilitating groups is essential.
  • Must be able to communicate in Spanish
  • Strong customer service skills and demonstrated ability to liaise with community organizations.
  • Experience in conducting various methods of outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure of heavy caseload and deadlines.
  • Sound knowledge of CIS v2, iCARE database, Internet, Email and MS Office in a Windows environment.
  • Highly developed organizational skills, ability to multi-task and set priorities independently.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English is required.
  • Location:

    760 College Street, Toronto

    Duration of Position:

    June 25, 2018 to March 29, 2019

    Starting Salary Range:

    $24.98 to $26.89

    Posting Date:

    2018-06-01

    Closing Date:

    2018-06-14

    Notes:

    This is a part time non-Union contract position scheduled to work 18.5 hours per week** (Evening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays)

    If you are interested, please quote Reference #85-18
    and send your resume with a covering letter 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

    "We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

    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.