Student Placement Opportunities
We are a Child Welfare and Child & 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 the prime recreational area of Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka, we provide the opportunity to combine a career with a lifestyle of your choice.
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions (SMFC) strives to be a reflection of the diverse communities it serves. As a result, we encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented communities such as people living with a disability, racialized people, Indigenous peoples, people of different faiths and people from diverse gender, gender expression and 2SLGBTQ2SIA+ identities.
If you are of the aforementioned identities, and feel comfortable making it known, please feel free to do so with the knowledge it will be kept confidential and used in a safe manner to inform our recruitment process towards being an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code throughout the recruitment process.
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions (SMFC) is committed to developing partnerships with educational institutions to offer learning and development opportunities for students from social work and other related field programs.
In partnership with accredited education institutes, SMFC student placement supervisors, mentors and students will have access to learning and development orientation.
Students will have opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills to prepare them to meet the challenges in their respective field within the context of Child Welfare (CW) or Children and Youth Mental Health (CYMH). This will include a comprehensive overview with an experiential component in order to provide a further understanding of the complex nature of the work.
SMFC will facilitate both local and some distant partnerships to create a pool of trained and skilled candidates in CW or CYMH which reflects the communities of our region. Schools that SMFC partners with will provide their Field Placement Manual and/or expectations to SMFC, be available to the student and the supervisor and ensure field visits are completed for effective partnering and student evaluation.
It will be the expectation that all personnel involved will reflect the values, support the learning culture in the organization, and contribute to job satisfaction and increase skills; supporting student education and possible succession planning.
The Staff Learning and Development Coordinator will liaise with the Field Placement Coordinators/Instructors as required.
Resumes will be submitted via the Agency’s website and held in the HRIS system for review. Applicants whose resumes fit the qualifications for a potential placement will be invited to an interview. The Staff Learning and Development Coordinator will communicate with Mentors/Team Leads and their supervisors regarding a potential student, taking into consideration the role and geographic location requests from students. Selection will be made in partnership with HR, Service Manager and Mentors/Team Leads. Interviews will be arranged by HR. References will be completed by HR.
We will prioritize finding student placements for MSW and BSW programs. On occasion we may have placement opportunities for our Child & Youth Mental Health Teams (Muskoka) and Child & Youth Worker Programs. We do not accept student placements for High School.