Child Protection Educator
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EMPLOYER

Children's Aid Society

DEADLINE

May 16, 2022

LOCATION

Cornwall, ON, Canada

JOB TYPE

Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Permanent - Child Protection Worker - Assessment (FLS)

 

 

Major Responsibilities

 

Have a clear understanding of the Children’s Aid Society’s, Child welfare mandate and provincial Transformation initiatives
Critically review all child protection referrals that meet the eligibility for an assessment
Develop the most appropriate Investigative Plan, considering the least intrusive measures and the necessity of a joint-police forensic investigation
Complete a Safety Assessment at the first face-to-face contact with the caregiver and child/youth at risk of maltreatment, reviewing thirteen safety factors, determining the imminent safety of the child/youth, and assess the need of developing a safety plan with the family to mitigate any child protection concerns
Conduct a Risk Assessment whereby reviewing the family’s historic child welfare involvement, as well as various other factors, to determine the level of risk of maltreatment for the family
Assist the family to build and connect with their network supports and collaterals to obtain their first-hand impressions about overall family functioning, and utilize their supports to best aid the family in their own planning
Host and facilitate family meetings and complete follow up home visits
Consult with the supervisor throughout the investigation and conduct a verification conference with the supervisor upon completing the investigation
Complete case documentation in a timely manner and prepare the case at time of closure and/or for case transfer
Handle emergency admissions/apprehensions of children/youth
Refer to and collaborate with other agencies and professionals
Attend to all necessary legal procedures and documentation
Prepare cases for court and present evidence where necessary
Maintain documentation in accordance with Ministry standards and Agency policies and procedures
Attend case conferences and other meetings to ensure adequate service to children/youth and families
Develop skill and knowledge through constructive use of supervision, self-evaluation, and attendance at in-service training sessions

 

 

Knowledge and Skills Required

 

Ability to identify systemic barriers to equity and anti-oppressive practices and apply this lens to your work
Knowledge, experience, and understanding of the culture, history and current oppressions experienced by marginalized groups·Knowledge of Indigenous history, people and communities and a demonstrated ability to engage with the communities
Knowledge of First Nations, Inuit and Métis history, people and communities and a demonstrated ability to engage with the communities
Strong understanding of Indigenous culture, heritage and traditions; and a commitment to developing the highest quality culturally appropriate service possible for the Indigenous families that we serve
Demonstrated high level skills in assessment and case planning and ability to provide ongoing intervention
Demonstrated ability to work in high pressure situations, be decisive, show compassion and be skilled in de-escalation
Ability to demonstrate a strategic use of authority with families while understanding the inherent power in the role being held
Ability to demonstrate effective time management skills, prioritize tasks, follow instruction, and give/receive feedback
Ability to collaborate effectively with peers, community partners and other professionals
Ability to assess the appropriateness of community resources and interpret the Agency role and responsibility in conjunction with other members of the team
Skill in handling child placement with empathy
Ability to prepare cases and children/youth for court and to give evidence as required
Demonstrated ability to communicate both written verbally and to write clear, concise reports and to be able to meet deadlines and other administrative requirements

 

 

Qualifications

 

MSW or BSW preferred, minimum of a BA in a related field
A valid driver’s license is required
The ability to communicate in both official languages will be a requirement for any position designated as essential under the French Language Services Act
Previous experience in child protection work is an asset
As a requirement of employment all applicants must have a Canadian Social Insurance Number
Proof of full vaccination for Covid-19

 

 

Scope

 

·This position requires flexibility to work evenings based on the needs of the families and youths our agency services
·Child Protection Workers will be required to work After-Hours shifts on a rotational basis, as our agency offers services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

 

 

Salary

 

Salary range $58,654 - $86,743 commensurate with education and experience

 

 

Employment Equity

 

CAS SDG values building a workforce that is reflective of the diversity in our community and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals, especially those who can provide perspectives and contribute to a further diversification of ideas. Please indicate in the application process should you identify as First Nations, Inuit and Métis; African-Canadian/Black heritage; or if you are a member of another racialized or otherwise marginalized group.

 

 

AODA

 

We comply with the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act). If you require accommodation at any time throughout the application process, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us.
We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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