Employment Opportunities

Current Job Postings

Thank you for inquiring about employment possibilities at the Abrigo Centre. Currently there are two positions available.

Counsellor / Social Worker - Two (2) 12-month contract positions available

Abrigo Centre is a multi-service, charitable organization that focuses on building community capacity in west Toronto by helping individuals and families achieve their full potential. We are a United Way Anchor Agency with an exceptional reputation for serving the diverse needs of Toronto’s Portuguese-speaking communities. We are currently seeking 2 (two) Counsellors/Social Workers (each position on 12-month contracts) to support the objectives of our Violence Against Women (V.A.W.) counselling services and our Community Development and Integration (C.D.I.) program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide intake and assessment services including information and referral.
Provide counselling services to women affected by domestic abuse, including safety planning, advocacy, information and referral, as a member of the Violence Against Women (V.A.W.) team.
Provide short-term case management and supportive counselling to individuals and families requiring access to essential services such as housing, income maintenance and disability benefits, as a member of the Community Development and Integration (C.D.I.) team.
Liaise with government, community groups, educational institutions and volunteers.
Co-lead a support group for women survivors of domestic abuse.
Maintain and complete necessary paperwork, including case notes, reports and statistics.
Ensure that outcomes are tracked through administering surveys/evaluations as required.
Participate in team meetings, agency outreach activities and other projects as assigned.


B.S.W. and/or post secondary degree with related counseling experience.
Must have ability to communicate in both English and Portuguese for this position.
Possess a sound analysis of the issue of violence against women.
Flexible, team player and self motivated.
Ability to handle a multiplicity of tasks and responsibilities.
Related community outreach experience is an asset.

View and apply on line at Charityvillage.com

Deadline is November 6, 2017

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

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