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, youth and families.
See below for a list of current opportunities and information about working at Durham CAS.
Please note that we only accept resumes through firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will NEVER ask you to re-submit to any other e-mail address.
We are 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. Find more detailed information about our student placement process below.
We are 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, 2016 and 2017 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.
Deadline for Application: March 3, 2023
Current Salary Range: $86908 - $111343 / year
We are currently recruiting for a two regular Service Supervisors in a family services department.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Responsible for coordinating and supervising staff assigned to the Society’s service team(s). Program responsibilities include the monitoring and evaluation of any assigned program to ensure the efficient and effective provision of service in accordance with applicable legislation, regulations, standards and Society policies, procedures, and practices.
• Accountability - Takes responsibility for all work activities and actions. Follows through on commitments. Takes responsibility for achieving Ministry of Children and Youth Services initiatives to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.
• Analytical thinking and reporting - Identifies and breaks down complex information. Integrates large amounts of information from various sources to understand and present findings and/or relevant content. Considers potential impacts and consequences of various possible approaches.
• Anti-Oppressive Practice - Demonstrates a commitment and integrates the philosophy of the Society’s Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP) directional statement.
• Communication - Clearly expresses and receives information and ideas when speaking and/or writing to others. Listens attentively to others. Shares information with others in an efficient and effective manner.
• Conflict management - Uses appropriate interpersonal style, methods, and techniques to reduce tension and/or conflict with others in order to diffuse negative emotions and reach a positive outcome. Finds agreement on issues and facilitates a resolution.
• Consultation and facilitation - Works cooperatively, collaboratively and with inclusive framework, works fairly, equitably and openly with others to promote open discussions, seeks input and shares information.
• Creativity - Adapts traditional methods, concepts, models, designs, technologies, or systems to new applications. Devises new approaches to make improvements or solve problems.
• Decision making - Makes sounds, well-informed and objective decisions. Compares information from various sources, weighs risks, draws conclusions and takes action.
• Internal engagement - Inspires influences and develops individuals and the organization as a whole.
• Planning and organizing - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements. Effectively sequences activities to achieve goals. Translates strategies into step-by-step plans for actions.
• Quality orientation - Implements a quality focused approach when completing work. Monitors and checks work to meet Ministry of Child and Youth Services’ quality standards. Effectively manages teams, projects, and budgets to support service excellence and deliver quality outcomes.
• Subject matter expertise - Expert knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act legislation, regulations, standards, and guidelines.
• Values - Demonstrates a commitment and integrates the Society’s Values of Respect, Empathy, Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Integrity, and Innovation. Reinforces throughout the organization high standards of professionalism, integrity and ethics and articulates and promotes the organization’s values and principles.
Minimum of a B.S.W. degree with M.S.W. degree preferred
A minimum of 4-7 years of satisfactory experience as a front-line worker in child welfare
Proficiency in a second language an asset
Please apply in writing to Human Resources Department quoting competition CAS# 72 22. Direct emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are 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.
Deadline for Application: February 7, 2023
Current Salary Range: $39802 - $46728 / year
There is a full-time Records Information Clerk position. The start date will be determined in consultation with the immediate supervisor. The location of this position is at our Oshawa office.
Within the records storage environment, respond to, prioritize, and fulfill file requests from staff in a timely, and confidential manner. Perform all aspects of migrating paper files into the Society's document management/ case management system(s) in accordance with policies and procedures.
High School Diploma. Sound working knowledge of computers, including office productivity tools such as word processing, and e-mail.
Clerical experience, particularly working in a filing room or records library would be an asset
Proficiency in a second language an asset.
To view our current job postings, please visit Charity Village.
Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to email@example.com
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; one additional day of vacation in years 6 through 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
- OMERS 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.
We provide a comprehensive training and orientation program, including on-the-job training, 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
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 with financial support to attain additional related skills and to broaden their career options.
Student Placement Program
We are not currently accepting applications for student placements. Please refer back to this site for future openings.
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.
Please ensure that we know the start and end dates for placement, the number of hours that need to be completed, as well as the days of the week the student will be at the agency working on their placement hours.
If interested, please submit a resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpful hints for a successful interview:
- Bring three references to the interview. References must be from (present work) direct supervisors, (past work) direct supervisors, coaches or professors. We will follow up with them.
- It is a good idea to read through our website to learn more about our agency and services.
- Visit the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) website to learn about their role and child welfare in Ontario.
- It is advantageous for students to be prepared to articulate why they want to complete a placement at Durham CAS, what they know about the agency, their related work and/or volunteer experience, how they cope with stress, how well they manage their time, and what they feel are their strengths and areas to develop.