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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

General Counsellor

COSTI REQUIRES GENERAL COUNSELLOR FOR ITS RALPH CHIODO FAMILY IMMIGRANT RECEPTION CENTRE

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

Duties:

  • Provides initial settlement services to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) and/or private-sponsored refugees upon arrival in Canada.
  • Provides grief and supportive counselling as well as follow-up services in special needs cases.
  • Develops, delivers and monitors Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) orientation sessions.
  • Advocates and case consults with other social service organizations and service providers.
  • Provides crisis intervention as required e.g. in cases of family violence.
  • Facilitates clients post departure services needs including: school/English classes’ registration and referral to follow-up services, e.g. CSS/Life Skills program.
  • Maintains program and statistical information in COSTI’s database (CIS), prepares monthly reports and updates funder’s database (iCARE).
  • Refers clients to community & social service agencies for additional settlement and legal services.
  • Qualifications:

  • Social Services Worker diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience providing initial settlement counselling.
  • Must be fluent in one of the following languages: Arabic, Farsi, Dari.
  • 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 and the Resettlement Assistance Program more specifically.
  • 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.
  • Location:

    100 Lippincott Street, Toronto and Hwy 401 and Victoria Park Ave.

    Duration of Position:

    September 16, 2019 to March 31, 2020

    Starting Salary Range:

    $27.07 to $29.14 per hour

    Posting Date:

    2019-09-04

    Closing Date:

    2019-09-17

    Notes:


    This is a non-Union contract position, scheduled to work 35 hours per week**

    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 #93-19
    and send your resume with a covering letter to:

    Manager, Staffing and Orientation
    COSTI Immigrant Services
    1710 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2
    Email: resumes@costi.org
    Fax: 416.658.6590

    "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.