Foster Care/Adoption/Kinship Worker - Indigenous Kinship and Adoption Team

Position Details

  • Title
    Foster Care/Adoption/Kinship Worker - Indigenous Kinship and Adoption Team
  • Competition number
    19-48 ext
  • Number of positions available
  • Type of Position
    Temporary Full Time
  • Salary Range
    $61 – $82
  • Date Published
    April 15, 2019 08:00 AM
  • Closing Date
    April 28, 2019 11:59 PM

Position Description

The Position:        


This position will require the incumbent to work both as a kinship/adoption worker and under the Wendy Wonderful Kids Child-Focused Recruitment model based on case assignments by the Supervisor.


The kinship/adoption worker is responsible for promoting permanency, safety and well-being of children and youth in kinship and adoption arrangements through the successful engagement, assessment, selection and where appropriate, monitoring, support and ongoing evaluations of kin families both within care and out of care status and through the successful recruitment, assessment, selection, monitoring, support and ongoing evaluations of kin/adoptive families. This worker will also conduct searches for kin options, working with birth families, identifying and selecting potential safe alternate living arrangements in the child’s extended family, community or Band when, for child protection reasons, the child is not maintained in her or his home.


The worker provides service to children and families within the legal framework of the Ontario Child and Family Services Act and related legislation, and the Policies and Procedures of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.


The incumbent is also required to maintain client records in accordance with Society and Ministry Standards including contact logs, outcome plans, social histories, adoption assessments, and other required reports. The worker will also prepare appropriate cases for court, according to Society and Ministry guidelines.


The worker is expected to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the care providers and the children living in these arrangements.



  • BSW, MSW or Bachelor’s degree in a related field with relevant work experience;
  • 2 years experience working with families and children;
  • Experience in Adoption and Kinship is an asset;
  • Knowledge in Wendy Wonderful Kids Child-Focussed Recruitment Model is an asset;
  • Training and/or knowledge of PRIDE and SAFE is an asset;
  • Familiarity with all relevant legislation, regulations and standards related to Kinship and Adoption as well as the Society’s policies and procedures;
  • Excellent clinical and assessment skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to work with Indigenous and ethno-cultural communities;
  • Demonstrated administrative, organizational and problem solving skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills in English and French are required.


Salary:            Commensurate with training and/or experience:

                        CPWII               $61,205 to $82,844


Position Available:            Immediately


CASO is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.