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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Housing Counsellors - Scarborough

COSTI REQUIRES HOUSING COUNSELLORS FOR ITS
SHELTER SERVICES

Duties:

  • Conducts housing search in and outside of Toronto for refugee claimants.
  • If needed escorts clients to housing appointments and advocates on their behalf.
  • Secures appropriate and affordable housing for refugees within a timeframe.
  • Provide support to clients in negotiating and finalizing housing leases.
  • Recruits housing providers and maintains a housing data bank/registry of housing providers.
  • Provides crisis support and intervention as required.
  • Mentoring volunteers to assist with housing search and escorting of clients.
  • Maintains program and statistical information in COSTI’s database and prepares reports.
  • Conducts housing orientation sessions to ensure that client understands rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords.
  • Liaises and consults with other professionals and organizations.
  • Qualifications:

  • Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working within the Housing Help Sector.
  • Previous experience working with working with refugees, survivors of torture, persecution, war or abuse.
  • Preference will be given to those who speak any of the following languages: French, Amharic, Tigrinya, Swahili, Farsi, Yoruba
  • Previous case management experience.
  • Knowledge of specific issues facing resettled refugees in general and the Resettlement Assistance Program more specifically.
  • Knowledge of settlement and housing related services and resources, with an emphasis on the services and resources that exist within the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Knowledge of Internet, Email and Windows software e.g. Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience in data-entry, documentation and reporting.
  • Excellent communication, organization and coordination skills.
  • Must be able to travel within the GTA to multiple locations using public transportation. Access to a vehicle is considered an asset.
  • Location:

    Hwy 404 and Sheppard Avenue, North York

    Duration of Position:

    March 18, 2019 to December 31, 2019

    Starting Salary Range:

    $45,475 to 48,944 per annum + Benefits

    Posting Date:

    2019-02-01

    Closing Date:

    2019-02-15

    Notes:

    This is a Union contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week** (Current incumbent is on Maternity Leave)

    Priority consideration will be given to those on Notice of Recall. Subject to the response of those on Notice of Recall, this position may be open to Union members on a secondment basis.

    If you are interested, please quote Reference #13-19
    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.