The Agency                     

We are a Child Welfare and Children & Youth Mental Health agency committed to service excellence, teamwork and participation in decision-making. We respect and value diversity and operate from an anti-oppression framework.  Located in a prime recreational area just north of Toronto we provide the opportunity to combine a career with a lifestyle of your choice.

SMFC is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

The Job                            

The incumbent will report to the Service Manager in the branch office and will have child protection responsibilities. Primary duties include: investigating and assessing matters pertaining to children in need of protection; providing support services to clients; providing services to children in care; documentation responsibilities in accordance with the legislation and agency procedures; providing community outreach; and other duties as assigned by the Service Manager.  This is a Bargaining Unit position with CUPE Local 5319.

Qualifications                 

  • A thorough knowledge of child welfare case management, and the CYFSA.
  • A Bachelor of Social Work or Masters of Social Work degree is preferred. A degree in Social Sciences from an accredited University, in combination with several years of child welfare experience will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and support people in risk situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • A thorough understanding of anti-oppression values and principles is important.
  • An appreciation of and ability to work with a diverse community.
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle is required.
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is a highly desired asset.

 Note:    Our current Collective Agreement has provisions for the following: Where an applicant from an Ontario Child Welfare Organization is successful in a job competition, service-based entitlements for wages and vacation shall be based on the length of his/ her most recent period of continuous service. The foregoing does not apply to seniority-based entitlements.

 Compensation                The salary range is $64,825 to $82,000 commensurate with experience

 Applications by:              July 31, 2020

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