The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) has represented Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario since 1912, providing service in the areas of government relations, communications, information management, education and training to advocate for the protection and well-being of children.
Developed in Illinois in 1993, Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education (PRIDE) is a competency-based model for the development and support of resource (foster, kin, customary care and adoption) families. The Ontario curriculum was last revised in 2018 to expand on the use of media, interactivity and introduce an online delivery model alongside face-to-face delivery. The curriculum is designed to strengthen the quality of resource care by providing a standardized, structured framework for recruiting, preparing and selecting foster, kin, customary care and adoptive parents.
OACAS is seeking energetic, passionate and resource family-focused trainers with experience in adoption practice, obtained either through work as a Private Adoption Practitioner or through similar work with a CAS, to facilitate the PRIDE Pre-Service Training for the Prospective Resource Families curriculum. Successful candidates will be requested to train on as as-needed basis, and therefore may continue their current employment. Please note, training requests are occasional and may be infrequent.
Training involves teaching new skills through such means as short lectures, observation, practice, and group activities, as well as the application of adult learning principles, online technology and/or virtual training.
A copy of the full job description and qualifications is available online at http://www.oacas.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Job%20Description%20-%20OACAS%20-%20Sessional%20PRIDE%20Pre-Service%20Trainer.pdf
APPLY ONLINE at https://jobs-oacas.icims.com/jobs/intro by end of day Friday, March 30, 2018.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those considered will be contacted.
OACAS is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age or disability.
Accommodation at OACAS
We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation for a disability will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants are required to make any accommodation requests for the application, interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the OACAS Learning Department at 416 987-7725.