Relief Worker

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:45pm
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COSTI is a multicultural organization providing social services, settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at

The Ralph Chiodo Family Immigrant Reception Centre services are provided in a twenty-four hour, seven days a week residential setting which is a temporary home to up to 100 clients.

This is a non-Union contract position scheduled to work variable hours on need basis to cover Evenings, Weekends, Stat Holidays and Staff Vacations.

Monday to Friday can be 9:00am-5:00pm or 5:00 pm to 11:00pm (hours can be variable) Weekend Evenings from 3:00pm to 11:00pm (hours can be variable) Overnight from 11:00pm to 07:00am (hours can be variable)


  • Responsible for the delivery of programs/orientation and counseling services to residents
  • Responsible for the provision of interpretation/translation services
  • Responsible for the intake/admission, pre-departure services and check-out of residents
  • Responsible for the operation of the Centre, which includes responding to emergency situations
  • Responsible for office duties such as answering telephones
  • Performs housekeeping and kitchen duties


  • Community college diploma in community work/human services or equivalent
  • Experience working with newcomers and refugees
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Verbal and written English is required. Preference will be given to those who speak any of the following languages: Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Somali, Amharic, Tigrigna, Spanish, French
  • Previous experience with interpretation/translation considered an asset
  • Sensitive to the needs and issues facing newcomers

Duration: November 16, 2020 to March 31, 2021
Starting salary: $14.89 per hour
Location: Markham HWY 404 & HWY 7 and 100 Lippincott Street, Toronto

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters, quoting reference #55-20 by June 8, 2020 to:

Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2


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.