Careers

If you are up to the challenge of a career in child welfare, you can make a great difference in the lives of a children and families. See below for a list of current opportunities and information about working at Durham CAS.

We are also pleased to offer opportunities for students seeking placements. We accept students in various programs, but unfortunately we do not offer placements for students in the Social Service Worker Program.

Please note: we have currently suspended our student placement program until January 2018. Contact our Human Resources department for more information.

Current Opportunities

Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to hr@durhamcas.ca.  Alternatively, you can mail your application to:

Human Resources
1320 Airport Blvd
Oshawa ON
L1H 7K4

At Durham CAS you have an opportunity to have a career where you know that you are making a difference.

Durham CAS is committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier-free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Durham CAS was one of the recipients of the Region of Durham’s Healthy Workplace Award of Excellence at the Gold Level. In 2013 and 2016, Durham CAS was recognized as one of five best practicing medium sized Canadian organizations supporting Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month.

What Can We Offer You?

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Four weeks vacation per year for the first 5 years of employment; 1 additional day of vacation in year 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 for a total of five weeks vacation in year 10.
  • Short-term sick leave and long-term sick leave benefits.
  • Extended health care and dental coverage plans.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • O.M.E.R.S. Pension Plan

Not all staff members are full-time employees. We do offer temporary, casual, and part-time positions, depending on the needs of the Society.

If you are relocating from a distance greater than 300 km away, we provide monetary assistance to successful applicants.

Training

We provide a comprehensive training and orientation program, including on-the-job training.

In addition, we provide an in-house training calendar that is developed yearly, and opportunities to attend external training and development courses.

All child protection workers are required to attend competency training through the provincial Ontario Child Protection Training Program.

Ontario Child Protection Training Program

All newly hired child protection workers are required to complete the Ontario Child Protection Training Program. This program begins immediately upon hiring and is completed within 3 to 6 months.

The program includes training modules on the following:

  • The evolution and context of child welfare
  • Orientation, eligibility, and investigation
  • The Risk Assessment Model for child protection in Ontario, Part 1
  • The impact of maltreatment on growth and development
  • Identifying and responding to child maltreatment
  • Child protection assessment, Risk Assessment Model, Part 2
  • Plan of service and ongoing reviews, Risk Assessment Model, Part 3
  • Child and Family Services Act and legal services in child welfare
  • Interviewing children
  • Attachment, separation, and placement
  • Children in care
  • Intervention to increase parental effectiveness

This program is provided by attendance at in-class sessions and by self-study using interactive electronic media.

The previous experience and training of newly hired protection workers will be assessed to determine the OCPTP training requirements. A new worker’s previous experience and training may reduce the number of modules required.

Staff Development Program

We support the ongoing development of our staff by offering financial support to those who wish to attain additional related skills and broaden their career options.