Child Protection Worker - IA - 1-9 Team Orillia 1 yr temp contra
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Orillia, ON
Child Protection Worker – Initial Assessment Temporary 1-year Contract – Orillia (1pm-9pm team M-F)

The Agency We are a Child Welfare and Children’s 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.

The Job The incumbent will work from the Orillia office and report to the Service Manager for the 1pm-9pm IA team 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 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.
  • A thorough knowledge of child welfare case management, and the CYFSA.
  • 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.
Compensation The salary range is $64,825 to $82,000 commensurate with experience