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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Clinical Counsellor - 2SLGBTQIA + Apply Now

BE A PART OF A DYNAMIC AND DIVERSE ORGANIZATION AS A CLINICAL COUNSELLOR FOR ITS REFUGEE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES SERVING 2SLGBTQIA+COMMUNITIES

This is a full-time union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week**
Working hours will be flexible including weekend and evenings.

Duties:

  • Conducts intake, mental health psychosocial assessments, administers mental health screens for newly arrived clients.
  • Primarily serves the 2SLGBTQIA+ refugee communities.
  • Provides crisis intervention to clients experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis.
  • Provides Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Treatment to 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Social Work and at least 1-year clinical counselling experience working newcomer populations.
  • Demonstrated work experience providing services in mental health, and addressing settlement issues specifically for the 2SLGBTQIA+communities.
  • Experience providing clinical services to 2SLGBTQIA community
  • Demonstrated leadership and established credibility in the LGBTQ communities along with lived experience, knowledge of and previous experience working with marginalized, culturally diverse communities
  • 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 one of the following languages: Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Swahili, Somali, or Tigrinya is an asset.
  • Must have valid vulnerable sector screening
  • Flexibility to work morning or evening hours
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

 

 

  • Hours of work shall be scheduled in accordance with Article 12.01and shall consist of five (5) seven (7) hour days, Monday to Friday.

  • Location:

    100 Lippincott St. Toronto

    Duration of Position:

    June 15, 2023

    Starting Salary Range:

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

    Posting Date:

    2023-06-01

    Closing Date:

    2023-06-14

    Notes:

    Priority consideration will be given to those on Notice of Recall
    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file quoting reference #135-23 to the below link https://creg.costi.ca/ui/hr/resume.aspx?refno=135-23

    "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.