Child Protection Worker

POSITION:                                 Child Protection Worker (x3)


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:       Permanent Full-time, unionized


POSTING NUMBER:                   2022 – 09


START DATE:                             To be determined


LOCATION: Townsend


All applicants must have a Indigenous, Metis or Inuit background and/or enhanced knowledge of Indigenous, Metis, and Inuit culture including but not limited to the impact of colonization, residential schools and intergenerational trauma.  Preference will be given to Indigenous, Metis, and Inuit applicants.



B.S.W. or M.S.W. or enrolled in a University of recognized standing,

Suitable equivalent as determined by the Executive Director and willingness to complete a B.S.W.  program
Must have a valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
RESPONSIBLE TO:          Indigenous Service Manager – Protection


Under the Supervision of Indigenous Service Manager – Protection


The Child Protection Worker assumes the full range of Child Protection case management responsibilities, this may include investigation assessment and ongoing protection services.  This includes ongoing risk assessments, conducting new investigations, determining risk reduction and treatment plans, counselling children and families at risk, managing cases through the court process, developing service and permanency plans for children in care and working with residential resources.



·       Provide child protection services consistent with the overall direction provided by the Supervisor, the requirements of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and its regulations, Ministry requirements and the Society’s policies and procedures

·       Initiate and prepare court documentation and give evidence in court to support child protection plan

·       Identify, assess risk to children and develop intervention plans to reduce the conditions contributing to risk

·       Provide emergency admission of children to care when required and assess the suitability of potential placements for children in conjunction with the Resources Department

·       Provide ongoing support and counselling to children and families

·       Ensure coordination of their duties and effective communication with staff, clients and collaterals

·       Other Duties as assigned




Personal integrity, responsibility and a commitment to the best interests of children
High degree of assessment and analytical skills
Knowledge of child development, behaviour and the effects of child maltreatment
The ability to utilize various treatment modalities
The ability to prepare cases for court and to give evidence as required
The ability to work well in a crisis and under pressure
Commitment to uphold the agency’s information practices.
Recognition of the power and authority that Society staff inherently hold and commitment to disrupt this power dynamic and work collaboratively alongside families, youth and children.
Ability to identify personal biases, how they impact work in the child welfare sector and a dedication to challenging these biases.
Awareness that overrepresentation and disproportionately exists in the child welfare sector and a commitment to address this through equitable service delivery.
Understanding of one’s own personal identity, culture, and social location in order to recognize individual and cultural differences, and provide services that are culturally proficient and identity affirming
The ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
The ability to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team
The ability and knowledge to liaise with other resources and community organizations as required
The ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and foster/adoptive families
Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills
Demonstrated computer literacy according to job requirements
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:         In accordance with the Collective Agreement – $58,527 – $82,210


As a condition of hire, selected candidates will be required to provide:

·       Proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 (subject to duty to accommodate under applicable human rights legislation)

·       Consent for Police- Vulnerable Records Check- Results must be satisfactory to the employer

·       Consent for Child Welfare check- Results must be satisfactory to the employer


We are committed to staffing a workforce representative of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applicants from Indigenous, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply and to please self-identify in their cover letter.

We are committed to creating an accessible environment for all. Please let us know if you have any accommodation needs. We thank all applicants; however only those considered for interviews will be contacted.




APPLICATION:                           Applications in writing, with resume will be accepted electronically at:





CLOSING DATE:                        May 31, 2022 @ 4:30 pm