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
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.