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Youth Settlement Counsellor (Arabic Speaking)

Location:           Toronto, ON

Working Hours:  Part-time – contract

Salary:                $25.80/hour

About Us

The Afghan Women’s Organization is a settlement agency providing a wide range of services to immigrants and refugee newcomers. Our mission is to improve newcomers’ quality of life and to promote their social and economic inclusion in order to enable them to become contributing members of society and to live in dignity.


  • Conducts needs assessments; provides orientation and settlement services to youth clients.
  • Recruits youth to participate in youth homework club and youth drop-in sessions.
  • Conducts outreach, recruits youth and organizes group activities including homework club, recreational activities, youth leadership and civic engagement.
  • Provides information sessions and referrals to community services including educational institutions, recreational programs, youth specific services, volunteer programs and employment opportunities.
  • Maintains client files, records, statistics, and all required documentation.
  • Evaluates the program on an on-going basis and recommends service delivery changes based on the evaluation.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Fluent in oral and written Arabic and English. Another language, such as Kurdish, is an asset.
  • Demonstrates understanding of and experience working with refugees with multiple barriers.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with other service providers serving newcomers.
  • Ability to and experience with facilitating group sessions.
  • Understanding of case management and report writing skills.
  • Post-secondary education in Social Work or two years of work experience with refugees and newcomers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, evenings, and on weekends.

We welcome applications from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve, including those who might need accommodations.

AWO is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume no later than May 5, 2019 to Adeena Niazi; Email:

 (No phone calls please)

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.