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Child Protection Worker

12-month contract; Full-time; 35 hours per week, potential evenings

Salary: $63,000 to $94,000 based on experience

 

About The Agency

Jewish Family and Child Service is a multi-service, client-centered, family service agency and a Children’s Aid Society.   We support the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, and education and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values.

About the Role

We are seeking a Child Protection Worker to provide direct intervention and other practical and concrete services to clients using appropriate techniques and methods of social work practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the investigation of child protection allegations to families and institutions and service to families that require ongoing services.

  • Ensure the protection of children by receiving initial referrals and investigating as per the Child, Youth & Family Services Act.

  • Provide support and intervention to clients using a range of appropriate methodologies and techniques to best meet client needs.

  • Liaise with professional and community staff to provide support services in line with the case management plan.

  • Provide ongoing duty to report presentations as part of community outreach and agency liaison activities concerning the client population.

  • Complete and maintain up-to-date case notes and recordings while complying with Ministry standards.

  • Maintain current knowledge of legislation and government-prescribed procedures, regulations, and child protection standards as per the Differential Response Model.

  • Regularly provide on-call coverage for immediate response cases.

  • Required to participate on the emergency after-hours team.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • MSW or BSW

  • 3 or more years of related experience in child welfare case management

  • Authorized under the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) or willing to complete the Authorization Candidacy Exam

  • Clinical, assessment and/or client service delivery experience required.

  • Working knowledge of CPIN (Child Protection Information Network) will be considered an asset.

  • Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary team.

  • Comprehension of French or another language will be considered an asset.

  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is required.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click "Apply Now" above to submit your resume and cover letter. 
 

Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations during all phases of the hire process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any accommodations are required. 

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
To learn more about Jewish Family and Child Service, please visit: www.jfandcs.com | www.facebook.com/jfandcs

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