LGBTQ Settlement/Trauma Counsellor

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Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 5:00pm
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The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture - CCVT is looking for an experienced person to fill the position of LGBTQ Settlement/Trauma Counselor to work with survivors of torture, victims of war, genocide and crimes against humanity. The LGBTQ Settlement /Trauma Counselor is part of a flexible team who deliver services to torture survivors and their families. This position involves traveling as well as evening and weekend work. Fluent in (written and spoken) English and French a requirement. Only emailed applications will be considered. Some of the duties include the following.


  • Completes intake and assessment of potential clients to determine eligibility for CCVT services
  • Provides counseling/crisis intervention support as required, makes referrals to appropriate service provider (e.g. legal, medical, housing, immigration, education, employment, etc.)
  • Organizes and oversees the functioning of weekly client group programs
  • Identifies and connects with potential partner organizations
  • Provides client services at partner agencies and satellite locations, in addition to CCVT’s main office
  • Prepares and delivers public education presentations on CCVT activities
  • Maintains documentation on client files; updates Service Registry regularly
  • Prepares reports on volume and effectiveness of client services, as per CCVT’s requirements
  • Participates in the preparation of CCVT special events (5-6/year)


  • Graduate degree in Social work or Health or Bachelor degree in social work or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years’ front-line experience in a community based organization providing information, referrals and orientation sessions
  • Ability to deal effectively with crisis and conflict, and to maintain appropriate boundaries
  • Thorough knowledge of community resources available to immigrants and refugees
  • Strong supportive counselling skills, with an understanding of solution-focused modalities
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal in both French and English. Spanish is an asset
  • Knowledge of issues affecting low income, multi-lingual, and racialized newcomer communities
  • Problem-solving, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Published and other applications

Vulnerable Population Police Clearance Required.

This is a bargaining unit position.
Hours: 28 hrs a week to March 31, 2020 with possibility for renewal
Salary range: $26.00 per hour with generous benefits

How to apply:

Please submit resume with cover letter by February 26, 2019 to:

The Hiring Committee
C/o Mr. Mulugeta Abai, Executive Director
194 Jarvis Street 2nd floor
Toronto, ON. M5B 2B7


Fax: 416-363-2122

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest; however only those selected will be contacted. No telephone calls please.