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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Weekend Shelter Support Persons Apply Now


These are non-Union positions scheduled to work 14 hours per week, Saturdays and Sundays.

7:00 am- 3:00 pm (3 positions)

3:00 pm – 11:00 pm (3 positions)


  • Ensures house rules are observed.
  • Supports the delivery of programs/orientation and services to the residents. 
  • Responsible for the admission, discharge and profile creation on the database for new clients. 
  • Responsible for ensuring welcome packages, welcome files and admission files are ready and prepared regularly. 
  • Responsible for sorting and distributing mail, including contacting clients. 
  • Supports the smooth operation of the Centre, which includes responding to emergencies. De-escalates non-violent crises, e.g. client altercation, family conflicts. 
  • Supports the general office duties such as answering telephones and responding to client issues
  • Conducts COVID screening and temperature check for clients. 
  • Conducts regular room checks and wellness checks.
  • Provides emergency intervention in case of client illness and calls paramedics if required.
  • Communicates in a timely and professional manner with the supervisor regarding any client concerns.
  • Document services to clients and incident reports. 


  • Community college diploma in community work/human services or equivalent.
  • Experience working in homeless shelters or respite sites
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Understanding of issues facing populations experiencing homelessness
  • Demonstrated experience responding  to crises
  • Possession of a valid Naloxone training certificate is required.
  • Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police check. The VSS must have been completed within the past 6 months.
  • Must have valid first aid/ CPR certificate


Hwy 401 and Weston, Etobicoke

Duration of Position:

January 30, 2021 to December 31, 2021 (Pending confirmation of funding)

Starting Salary Range:

$19.99 to $21.52 per hour

Posting Date:


Closing Date:



Priority consideration will be given to those on Notice of Recall.
Shelter Services provide short-term accommodation and support services for vulnerable populations experiencing homelessness including but not limited to families, refugees, women fleeing domestic violence and singles

If you are interested, please quote Reference #19-21
and send your resume with a covering letter to:

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

"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.