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Welcome to the Durham CAS careers page

Durham Children’s Aid Society is a leader in the field of child welfare. Our mission is to work collaboratively with families, community members and service providers to overcome barriers to safe and healthy development of children and youth. We want to ensure that children have access to the resources, care, and opportunities they deserve. Join us in our commitment to making a lasting difference in the lives of those we serve.

If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of children and families and contribute to the field of child welfare, we encourage you to explore our current openings and submit your application today.

Our Vision & Mission

  • Vision

    Families receive the support and resources needed to thrive in their cultures and communities.

  • Mission

    Durham Children’s Aid Society works collaboratively with families, community members and service providers to overcome barriers to safe and healthy development of children and youth.

Why work for us?

  • Meaningful Work

    You will have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children and families facing challenging circumstances. Whether it’s providing direct support, advocating for their rights, or developing innovative programs, your work will help create brighter futures and stronger communities.

  • Collaborative Environment

    We believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork. Our organization fosters a supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. You’ll have the chance to work closely with a diverse group of professionals who share your passion for child welfare, and together, we’ll create an environment of trust, respect, and empathy.

  • Professional Growth

    We are committed to your professional growth and development. We offer ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge in the field of child welfare. You’ll have access to resources, workshops, and training that will empower you to excel in your role and advance in your career.

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  • Competitive Compensation

    We recognize the value of your expertise and dedication. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package for that includes health, dental and life insurances, short-term and long-term sick leave benefits, four weeks vacation per year to start, OMERS pension plan, an on-site gym and other employee perks. We also provide a supportive work-life balance, promoting your overall well-being and ensuring you have the resources you need to thrive.

  • Impactful Partnerships

    Our organization works closely with various community partners, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. By joining our team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with these stakeholders, leveraging their expertise and resources to make a greater impact in the lives of children and families.

  • Innovation and Progress

    We are dedicated to continuous improvement and embracing innovation. We encourage creative thinking, the exploration of new ideas, and the implementation of evidence-based practices. Your expertise and insights will be valued as we strive to develop cutting-edge approaches to child welfare that make a lasting difference.

We have one office, located in Oshawa, Ontario. Our building is fully accessible. We offer free parking for employees and our office is accessible by Durham Regional Transit.

We remain an office-first workplace with a flexible arrangement policy where employees may work up to two (2) days a week remotely. Not all positions are eligible.

Frontline employees serving and working in the community are required to travel and may be required to transport others. Access to a vehicle and business use insurance is required.

Durham Children’s Aid Society is committed to maintaining a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of Durham Region and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

We welcome applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and those from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

Durham Children’s Aid Society 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. Applicants that may require accommodation during the selection process are encouraged to notify the Human Resources Department when contacted for an interview.

Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process, which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We appreciate all applications received. All communications will be held in strict and professional confidence. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their submissions.

We provide placement opportunities across the Society including:

  • Child, Youth and Family Resources (foster care, kinship care, adoption, placement, family support, family access)
  • Family Service (child protection)
  • Finance and Property Services
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Services
  • Quality Assurance and Information Technology (research projects, audits, policy development, program evaluation)

We do not offer short duration, high school or Social Service Worker program placements.

We work in partnership with educational institutions to provide student placement opportunities.  Students can expect a process that is similar to our selection process (see flow chart above).  Students are matched with a mentor within the Society.

Students must provide us with the start and end dates for placement, the number of hours that need to be completed, as well as the days of the week that you will be at the Society. For more information contact hr@durhamcas.ca

External Recruitment Process

  • Job Posting and Application

    A job is posted to fill a vacancy need. Applicants submit their applications online before the closing date of the posting. Applications are pre-screened to ensure they meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

  • Initial Review

    Human Resources reviews applications for key qualifications and short-listed candidates are sent to the hiring manager.

  • Assessment

    Short-listed candidates are provided with an assessment which is used to analyze their knowledge, skills, and abilities as it relates to the role requirements.

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  • Initial Interview

    Successful candidates from the assessment stage are invited to participate in a panel interview (virtual or in person).

  • Secondary Interview

    If necessary, next steps may include additional interviews and/or testing prior to moving forward to references.

  • Appraisal

    Once interviews have concluded, the panel will evaluate all applicant interview scores to identify the top candidate. Collective Agreement provisions such as seniority are considered, if applicable.

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  • Background Checks

    Background checks are completed for successful candidates including CPIN and reference checks. Background checks, including Vulnerable Sector Checks are required to be submitted within three (3) months of the hire date.

  • Offer and Acceptance

    The successful applicant is made a verbal offer of employment followed by a written offer. 

  • Onboarding

    Once the offer is accepted, the new employee receives access to our HR system to complete onboarding paperwork and orientation activities such as access, equipment, additional documentation, onboarding, and training begin. The new employee completes paperwork (e.g. TD1, direct deposit, etc.) and starts their new role. Welcome to Durham CAS!

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Current Opportunities

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