Housing Counsellor

Job city: 
Mississauaga
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 15, 2024 - 11:15pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Must be able to communicate in Spanish.
  • 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.

How to apply:

https://creg.costi.ca/ui/hr/resume.aspx?refno=56-24
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