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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Clinical Counsellor Apply Now


This is a full-time non-union contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week**


  • Conducts intake, mental health assessments for newly arrived clients.
  • Administers mental health screens.
  • Provides crisis intervention to clients experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis.
  • Provides Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Treatment clients.
  • Provides short term individual, couples and family counselling to clients experiencing personal, emotional, mental health or addiction issues.
  • Develops and implements counselling and intervention plan.
  • Assist clients to gain insight, define goals, and plan action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
  • Work closely with general and housing counsellors to support case plan for all settlement needs.
  • Makes referrals to appropriate health/mental health and social service agencies.
  • Liaises with other organizations, and service providers.
  • Documents services and activities in COSTI’s data base system and iCare (Management Information System) and prepares necessary reports.


  • Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent as deemed by OCSWSSW with at least 1 year of mental health counselling experience working with newcomer populations.
  • Knowledge of mental health, settlement issues and local and community resources.
  • Demonstrated ability in crisis de-escalation skills applied in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals who have experienced conflict trauma and violence.
  • Knowledge of mental health disorders, treatments and psychosocial interventions.
  • Knowledge of the adult/children’s mental health system.
  • Demonstrated counselling skills 
  • Knowledge of Trauma theory and recovery.
  • Knowledge of Trauma informed practice.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Sensitive to and aware of the social problems facing refugees and immigrants.
  • Must have access to a vehicle.
  • Experience in case planning.
  • Sound culturally competent clinical skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and/or Russian is an asset.
  • Must have valid first aid/ CPR certificate
  • Must have valid vulnerable sector screening.
  • Flexibility to work morning or evening hours.
  • Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police check. The VSS must have been completed within the past 6 months.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be exempt from vaccination on human rights grounds. COSTI reserves the right to require information establishing the validity of exemption.


1700 Wilson Ave., Suite 206, Toronto ON

Duration of Position:

June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023

Starting Salary Range:

$60,696 to $65,324 per annum + benefits

Posting Date:


Closing Date:



Priority consideration will be given to those on Notice of Recall. Subject to the response of those on Notice of Recall, this position may be open to Union members on a secondment basis.

If you are interested, please quote Reference #121-22
and send your resume with a covering letter to:

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

"We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

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.