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Career Opportunity at COSTI

General Counsellor RAD West-Union backfill Apply Now

BE A PART OF A DYNAMIC AND DIVERSE ORGANIZATION AS A GENERAL COUNSELLOR FOR OUR HOSTEL SERVICES PROGRAM

This is a union contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week**

Duties:

  • Provides initial intake and needs assessments for Chronically homeless and newly arrived families/ individuals.
  • Provides supportive counselling, crises intervention and initial settlement services as well as follow-up services in special needs cases.
  • Works one on one with clients to develop a case plan and connect them to supports and services in the community.
  • Provides information and referral for income, employment and health settlement services.
  • Delivers orientation sessions on hostel rules, and settlement related topics.
  • Advocates and case consults with other social service organizations and service providers.
  • Provides crisis intervention and counselling e.g. in cases of conflict,
  • Documents services and activities in COSTI’s data base system and prepare necessary reports.
  • Refers clients to community & social service agencies for additional settlement services support

Qualifications:

  • Social Services Worker diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum of twelve (12) months experience providing initial settlement, case management and counselling for newcomers
    • Identifying settlement needs through initial assessments and basic mental health assessments;
    • Referrals to programs and education within COSTI and other social service organizations, such as language training, income support, health supports, etc.;
    • Emotional supportive counselling.
    • Experience in crises intervention and de-escalation skills
  • Priority consideration will be given to those that speak a second language  
  • 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 the homeless population and refugees in general.

 

  • 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 valid First Aid/CPR training certificate.
  • Possession of a valid Naloxone training certificate
  • Must have a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). The VSS must have been completed within the past 6 months.
  • 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:

Toronto

Duration of Position:

April 10, 2024 to December 31, 2024

Starting Salary Range:

$54,151 to $ $56,838 per annum with benefits

Posting Date:

2024-03-22

Closing Date:

2024-04-05

Notes:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file quoting reference #54-24 to the below link: https://creg.costi.ca/ui/hr/resume.aspx?refno=54-24

"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.