Life skills Worker
Volunteer Toronto
Toronto , Ontario
2d ago

Description & Details

Support COSTI's caseworkers in facilitating the integration and settlement process of Government-Assisted Refugees arriving to Greater Toronto Area

Duties :

Escorts clients to appointments in the community.

Accompanies clients on public transit and assisting them in navigating their communities independently.

Community mapping : provides new clients with a tour of their neighbourhood.

Provides lay-interpretation for clients (no medical or legal interpretation)

Assists clients in navigating their new home, e.g., use of the elevator, kitchen appliances, laundry, fire safety, etc.

Desired attributes :

Passion for COSTI’s mission and work in the community.

Professionalism and reliability.

Personable : good people skills.

Additional information :

This is an unpaid volunteer position. (COSTI provides TTC tokens for transportation with clients.)

Volunteers undergo screening and training / orientation before starting.

Volunteers must maintain professional boundaries with clients, as outlined in training.

Volunteers must maintain confidentiality of client information.

Time commitment : At least 3 months, 4-8 hours per week.

Location : Program Office located at 760 College St. Toronto; families live across the GTA.

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