Settlement Counsellor- Gujarati Speaking

Job city: 
Etobicoke, Ontario
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 

The Rexdale Women's Centre is a voluntary non-profit organization that provides a variety of services and programs to refugee and immigrant women and their families in a culturally sensitive, non-discriminatory and supportive environment where women and their families work together to provide for their own wellbeing.

Reports to: Program Coordinator – Newcomer Settlement Services

This position will provide outreach and assistance to eligible clients living in the Toronto - Etobicoke area.


  • Provide information, referral and access counselling with regard to services such as health, housing, employment, training and education, legal aid, finance, social services, and immigration
  • Assist clients in understanding and integrating into Canadian society, practices and procedures, way of life/life skills, institutions, laws, healthy eating etc.
  • Act as a liaison between clients, government departments and cultural/community groups
  • Plan and facilitate educational workshops/groups on settlement issues
  • Document needs and gaps in services for newcomers
  • Conduct community outreach to “hard-to-reach communities” and ensure maximum visibility of programs and services offered at the Centre to target groups
  • Encourage volunteer participation; stimulate community discussion, support and network with those professional groups of similar interest to the targeted community and to work cooperatively in a staff team to advance the programs, services and work of the centre
  • Prepare regular reports; maintain effective documentation and other administrative requirements relevant to this position 


  • University degree, College diploma or Post-secondary education in a relevant human 
  • services field or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • 1-3 years experience assisting newcomers with settlement issues
  • Group Facilitation and workshop preparation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Gujarati languages and good understanding of the cultural framework
  • Experience working with newcomers/immigrants, unemployed/underemployed, and socially isolated women.
  • Well-developed knowledge and sensitivity of settlement, social and cultural issues and barriers experienced/faced by ethno-cultural immigrants women
  • Proven knowledge of services available to immigrants and refugees
  • Self-motivated, able to work well independently with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge and ability to articulate an analysis of domestic violence as it is related to gender roles, socialization, the dynamics of power and control, and the effects of abuse on women and children
  • Above average computer skills and knowledge of MS Office, email, Internet and data entry.

This is a full-time contract position, scheduled to work 35 hours per week (with evening and/or some weekend work.)

Start date: June 19, 2023

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