Child Protection Workers - Indigenous and Racialized candidates

Position Details

  • Title
    Child Protection Workers - Indigenous and Racialized candidates
  • Number of positions available
    3
  • Type of Position
    Permanent Full Time
  • Date Published
    March 30, 2021 08:00 AM
  • Closing Date
    May 2, 2021 11:59 PM

Position Description

At the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, we recognize that:

There is an over representation of Indigenous and racialized families in the child

welfare system. For more information on our Race-Based data, click here.

We need to provide services that are equitable and inclusive for our children, youth, families, and communities.

 To change how we work, we need to change who we are and how we make decisions.

 

This is where you come in:

Are you prepared to advocate boldly for change within the child welfare system?

 Are you committed to addressing systemic racism in your life and work?

Would you like an opportunity to improve the life of a child or youth in Ottawa?

 

If your answer is YES, then we invite you to come join us.

 

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is searching for Indigenous and, Racialized candidates for English and Bilingual opportunities to join one of the largest Children’s Aid Society in Ontario, to fulfill the role of a Child Protection Worker.

We welcome applicants submitting their cover letters and resumes to voluntarily self-identify as part of the application process.

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa takes pride in the fact that our workforce is comprised of a diverse group of employees and as such, we are committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression. Increasing diversity is vital in order to provide the best possible service to the children, youth and families in our community. It is therefore important that we commit to providing a healthy work environment free of oppression for all staff. The Society recognizes the inherent dignity and worth of every employee and is committed to providing equal rights and opportunities without discrimination.

 

We thank all applicants for their interests in the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa however we will only contact those selected for an interview. We welcome applications from racialized groups, First Nation, Inuit or Métis persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

 

CASO is committed to removing systemic barriers in support of moving towards more equitable hiring practices. 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.

 

Responsibilities:              

The Child Protection Worker provides investigative and protection services to children and families within established procedural guidelines and time frames as mandated by both the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and the Society.

In this role, the child protection worker gathers and critically analyzes detailed information about an incident or condition that has precipitated a referral. The emphasis is on obtaining comprehensive information about the child and family that will inform subsequent decisions and planning processes.

The incumbent is required to maintain client records in accordance with Society and Ministry Standards including case notes, plans of service, plans of care, social histories and other required documentation. The worker will also prepare (if applicable) 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 client.

Requirements:

  • Master or Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor or Master degree in a related field with relevant work experience. Master or Bachelor of Social Work is preferred.

  • Experience working with children and families is required.

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

  • Ownership of a cellular phone is required. 

  • Proficiency in both English and French. (Selected candidates will be assessed in the following language competencies: oral expression, written expression, oral comprehension and written comprehension - For Bilingual positions ONLY)

Competencies & Skills:

  • Demonstrates basic understanding of a Child Welfare Organization with the community.

  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to work effectively with diverse communities and Indigenous peoples.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the culture, history and current oppressions experienced by people related to gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation and then faced within the 2SLGBTTQIA+ communities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the culture, history and current oppressions experienced by Indigenous peoples and racialized communities

  • Applies anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-indigenous racism and anti-2SLGBTTQIA+ lenses to social problems

  • Demonstrates ability to gather, integrate and interpret complex information.

  • Excellent analytical, assessment and critical judgement skills.

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

We offer a competitive salary range of $63,053 to $85,345. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and generous leave provisions such as 4 weeks of vacation after 6 months.  All successful candidates will benefit from a comprehensive orientation, innovative training programs, quality supervision and recognition of contributions.

Please apply online by clicking on the “Apply” link below.