Welcome to the Durham CAS careers page
Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our community? Do you have a strong commitment to social justice and ensuring the well-being of vulnerable individuals? If so, we invite you to join our dedicated team and embark on a fulfilling career in child welfare.
Durham CAS is a leading organization 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.
While the details of each selection process will vary, you will find below the general steps of the process.
Why join us?
- Meaningful Work: As a part of our child welfare team, 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.
- 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, a 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.
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.
Join Durham CAS and be a part of a compassionate and dedicated team committed to transforming lives and creating brighter futures for children and families.
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.
Reimagined Child Welfare Pathway to Authorization Series Training Program
This program begins shortly after hiring for Family Service Workers and is completed within six (6) months.
There are 8 modules taken over a four-month period, plus the ACE Exam.
- How we got to Now
- Point of Change
- Child Welfare Practice in the Legal Context
- Looking Inward
- Child Development and Maltreatment
- Looking Outwards
- Intake and Investigation
- Ongoing Services
In addition to the eight modules, each course also includes structured conversations, field assignments, post course assessments.
All of this is cumulated with an Authorization Candidacy Exam (ACE).
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.
Student Placement Program
We provide placement opportunities for Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work students in the following service departments:
- Child and youth (young children or youth preparing to exit care)
- Protection (intake or family service)
- Residential (foster care, kinship care, adoption, placement, family support, family access)
- Quality Assurance (research projects, audits, policy development, program evaluation)
We also offer placement opportunities for Child and Youth Worker diploma or degree students in our Child and Youth Services department.
We DO NOT offer placements for students in the Social Service Worker Program.
When starting the process specify your preferred service area, we will then find a match with a staff mentor from that service area. After a successful interview, the student will be invited to an orientation session.
Please note, students are expected to prepare thoroughly for the interview. We treat students professionally, and interviews are similar to those we conduct with potential new hires.
You must submit a police check with the vulnerable sector completed. We require an original copy of a recent police check, no older than three months from the start date of placement.
Students must provide us with the start and end dates for placement, the number of hours need to be completed, as well as the days of the week that they will be at the Society.
Student placement applications are accepted online.