Working With Us

Roles & Qualifications

Child Welfare professionals provide first-response services to children, youth and families. They investigate claims of abuse and maltreatment, assess risks and act to protect children in need. Child welfare professionals also support children and their families, place children in foster or group homes and find suitable adoptive families for children in care when appropriate.

Child Protection Workers

After Hours, Family Services, Children’s Services, Resources, Kinship & Adoption

  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree from a recognized University or similar degree with a focus on working with Children & Families
  • Effective assessment, interviewing, relationship building, problem solving & organization skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Valid Class G Ontario Drivers Licence, $1M Insurance Liability  and daily access to a vehicle
  • Excellent computer and keyboarding skills
  • Public speaking or presentation skills are desirable

Brief Summary of duties:

As an After Hours & Intake Worker, you would be responsible for providing child protection services after regular business hours and on weekends on a rotating basis to ensure child safety and positive outcomes.  The incumbent is responsible for receiving and responding to referrals related to child protection issues and all requests for services involving children in care.  Additionally, the After Hours and Intake Worker is responsible for assuming all duties in keeping with an Intake Worker during Society office hours, as assigned

As an Family Service Worker you would be responsible for conducting child protection investigations and developing case plans and providing ongoing service with long-term child protection and case management services to an assigned caseload of children and families to ensure child safety and positive outcomes. 

As a Children Services Worker, would be responsible for ensuring the provision of service to children/youth in the care of the Society.  The Children’s Services Worker is responsible to ensure all legislative, Ministry and Society policies and regulations, respective to the child/youth are met.  The incumbent will formulate case plans and develop strategies of intervention and collaboration with the caregivers and other Society staff.  This position collaborates with other Society staff, a variety of foster care providers and community service agencies to ensure that children/youth’s needs are met.

As a Resource Worker you would be responsible for carrying out a variety of activities to ensure the adequacy and quality of placement resources for children/youth in care.  These duties include the recruitment, screening, assessment, training, support and supervision of foster families.  The Resource Worker collaborates with other team members to plan and secure placements for children/youth in care including placements within Outside Paid Resources (OPR).  The Resource Worker acts as a liaison between the Society and OPR operators and is also responsible for annual reviews.

As a Kinship Worker you will be responsible for conducting assessments using family systems approach of prospective kin with respect to their abilities to care for a child or youth. The incumbent will provide ongoing services to address the unique needs of kinship care and kinship service families offering both short term and permanent plans for children and youth.

As an Adoption Worker you would be responsible for recruiting, assessing and supporting permanent family placements for children, ensuring the child's suitability for adoption and the ability of the adoptive family to meet the child's needs while considering the wishes of the birth parents and the child where appropriate.  The Adoption Worker also provides counselling to birth parents considering placing their child for adoption as well as post-placement counselling and support to the child and the adoptive family to assist with the child's integration into the family.

Child & Youth Workers

Resources & Youth Transitioning to Independence Program

  • Child & Youth Worker Diploma from a recognized community college
  • Behaviour management group work skills
  • Effective assessment, interviewing, relationship building, problem solving & organization skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Valid Class G Ontario Drivers Licence, $1M Insurance Liability  and daily access to a vehicle
  • Excellent computer and keyboarding skills

Brief Summary of duties:

As a Child and Youth Worker - Resources you would be responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of plans to support placement stability for children/youth in foster care.  The Child and Youth Worker is responsible for providing support to foster parents in the development and teaching of therapeutic intervention strategies and observing and evaluating the child’s response to the implemented strategies.  In addition, the incumbent will provide support to children/youth to facilitate their skill development in accordance with their Plan of Care.

As a Child & Youth Worker – Youth Transition to Independence Program you would assist in providing individual support and group programming to transition age youth (age 13+) to meet the plan of care goals.

Family Support Workers

The Family Support Worker provides an in-home service to maintain, strengthen and promote healthy family functioning as well as child safety. Working from an approved plan of service and task list, the incumbent offers time-limited, task-oriented and specific services within the program.

  • A two year Community College Diploma with an emphasis on Social Services;
  • At least two years in a related field working with children and parents in a human services capacity;
  • A sound understanding of child management techniques and effective parenting techniques;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and ability to effectively engage families in order to attain established goals;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative member of a team to provide coordinated service to the family with time and goal-oriented methodologies;
  • Demonstrated ability to work from a solution-focused, strengths-based, perspective;
  • Demonstrated written communication skills to meet Society recording responsibilities and administrative requirements; excellent computer and keyboarding skills;
  • A basic knowledge of the Child & Youth Family Services Act, an understanding of the criteria used to determine if a child is in need of protection, the degree of risk to a child, and a basic knowledge of child protection proceedings;
  • Able to accommodate a flexible work schedule;
  • Proof of a valid driver’s license and $1,000,000 automobile liability insurance;

Administration Staff

Team Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to a designated team of Society staff.  The incumbent employs various administrative skills and methods in assisting service team members in the provision of services to families and children.

  • A Community College two-year diploma or equivalent in Business or Commercial studies. 
  • At least two years experience preferably within a child welfare or non-profit environment.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with a variety of applications, Lotus notes would be desirable.
  • Demonstrated organization, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the Child & Youth Family Service Act would be a definite asset.