Housing Worker

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

Summary:

COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and E.S.L. services to newcomers. For more information about COSTI, please visit our Website at http://www.costi.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists clients to find, stabilize and maintain their housing through Housing Access, Housing Stabilization and Eviction Prevention utilizing The Housing First service model
  • Conducts intake and needs assessments
  • Assists clients with housing applications
  • Provides case management services, supportive counselling and crisis intervention
  • Provides information and refers clients to appropriate services or programs
  • Educates clients on housing options and housing related issues including landlord/tenant rights
  • Conducts outreach activities and participates in relevant committees and community networks
  • Facilitates and/or co-facilitates support groups and workshops
  • Maintains program files, statistical information and evaluation data; prepares narrative and statistical service reports as needed
  • Recruits landlords and mediates with housing providers
  • Advocates on behalf of clients
  • Records client and service data in CIS, the agency database

Qualifications:

  • Social Service Worker Diploma or equivalent with relevant Housing practicum experience
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working within the Housing Help Sector
  • Demonstrated knowledge of housing and homelessness issues and the Housing First model of service
  • Previous experience providing supportive counselling
  • Sensitivity to issues of race relations, gender, abuse survivors and mental health; knowledge of newcomer/refugee and immigration issues
  • Experience in group facilitation within multicultural settings, using adult education principles
  • Knowledge of internet, email and Windows environment software, e.g. Microsoft Office Suite
  • Fluency in other languages will be considered an asset ex. Spanish, French, Arabic etc.
  • Must be able to work some evenings

This is a union contract position, scheduled to work 28 hours per week
Durarion: September 18, 2017 to August 18, 2018
Starting salary range: $35,435 to $38,137 per annum + Benefits
Location: Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave., Suite 114

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #115-17 and send your resume with a cover letter to:

Mr. Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, M6E 3P2

Email: resumes@costi.org

Fax: 416-658-8537

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.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.