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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Housing Counsellor Apply Now

This is a full time Union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week (Monday- Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

BE A PART OF A DYNAMIC AND DIVERSE ORGANIZATION AS A HOUSING COUNSELLOR FOR OUR HOSTEL SERVICES PROGRAM – 4 VACANCIES

Duties:

  • Conducts housing search in and outside of Toronto for newcomer individuals and families.
  • If needed escorts clients to housing appointments and advocates on their behalf.
  • Secures appropriate and affordable housing for clients.
  • Provides 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.
  • Refers clients to community & social service agencies for additional support

Qualifications:

  • Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience providing housing services to refugees or newcomers.
  • Demonstrated experience providing services to families, refugees, Or newcomers.
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset.
  • Previous case management experience.
  • Knowledge of specific issues facing people fleeing war
  • 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.
  • Possession of a valid First Aid/CPR training certificate is required.
  • Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police check. The VSS must have been completed within the last 6 months.
  • Must be able to travel within the GTA to multiple locations using public transportation. Access to a vehicle is considered an asset.
  • Must be fully vaccinated or be exempt from vaccination on human rights grounds. COSTI reserves the right to require information establishing the validity of the exemption.

Location:

HWY 401 and Dixon Rd

Duration of Position:

February 26, 2024

Starting Salary Range:

$50,969 to $53,493 per annum plus benefits

Posting Date:

2024-02-06

Closing Date:

2024-02-20

Notes:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file quoting reference #21-24 to the below link: https://creg.costi.ca/ui/hr/resume.aspx?refno=21-24

"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.