Employment Opportunity: Job Postings – The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa

WEST-Child Protection Worker

 (2) Permeant Full Time Position

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the population of Ottawa as well as the diverse communities we serve. This position has been identified as an opportunity under CASO’s Equity Hiring Initiative (EHI) in accordance with S.14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, we are currently inviting qualified candidates who self-identify from one or more of the following under-represented groups to apply:

  • Indigenous Persons

As such, only applicants who self-identify with one of the above under-represented groups will be considered. Click here for full details on CASO’s Equity Hiring Initiative.

The Position:

Provides investigative and protection services to families and children within established procedural guidelines and time frames as provided by both the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and the Society. This responsibility is performed through appropriate consultation with the supervisor. The incumbent is also required to maintain client records in accordance with Society and Ministry Standards including case notes, investigations, assessments, plans of service, plans of care, social histories and other required reports. The worker will also prepare appropriate legal documents for cases going before the courts, according to Society and Ministry guidelines. The incumbent will work with multi-challenged youths and families and will be required to work a flexible work schedule to respond to and/or meet the client need and the Society’s organizational requirements.

 Qualifications:

  • BSW, MSW or Bachelor’s degree in a related field with relevant work experience;
  • 2 years experience working with families and children;
  • Experience working with and building relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their communities.
  • Knowledge of the Society’s partnership with the local Indigenous service community agencies.
  • Lived experience working with and building relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, OACAS commitments, recommendations of the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Report and the CYFSA regulations with respect to Indigenous children in care to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of reconciliation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and respect of First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture, heritage and the historic relationship between child welfare and Indigenous peoples and the intergenerational impact of colonization and the impact of the legacy of Residential Schools and the Sixties Scoop upon them is essential.
  • Experience working in child welfare and working in Kinship/Adoption/Foster Care and/or Children in Care roles is an asset;
  • Training and/or knowledge of PRIDE and SAFE is an asset;
  • Familiarity with all relevant legislation, regulations and standards related to Kinship and Adoption and Children in Care, as well as the Society’s policies and procedures;
  • Excellent clinical and assessment skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the culture, history and current oppressions experienced by people related to gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation faced within the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the culture, history and current oppressions experienced by Indigenous peoples and racialized communities.
  • Applies anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-colonialism, anti-heterosexism and anticissexism lenses to social problems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to work in cross-cultural situations;
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills in English are required

 Salary: Commensurate with training and/or experience: Level US05 $63,684.00– $86,198.00

 Start Date: ASAP

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and generous leave provisions such as 4 weeks of vacation after 6 months. All successful candidates will benefit from a comprehensive orientation, innovative training programs, quality supervision and recognition of contributions.

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please apply on-line on our website at www.casott.on.ca before 11:59 p.m., on Sunday, September 25, 2022


Indigenous Services Team

Inuit Focus Child Protection Worker

Permeant Full Time Position

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the population of Ottawa as well as the diverse communities we serve. This position has been identified as an opportunity under CASO’s Equity Hiring Initiative (EHI) in accordance with S.   14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, we are currently inviting qualified candidates who self-identify from one or more of the following under-represented groups to apply:

  • Indigenous Persons

As such, only applicants who self-identify with one of the above under-represented groups will be considered. Click here for full details on CASO’s Equity Hiring Initiative.

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa is committed to removing systemic barriers in support of moving towards more equitable hiring practices. CASO takes pride in the fact that our workforce is comprised of a diverse group of employees and serve a diverse population of clients. We are committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression. Increasing representation is vital in order to provide the best possible service to the children, youth and families in our community. It is therefore important that we commit to providing a healthy work environment free of oppression for all staff. The Society recognizes the inherent dignity and worth of every employee and is committed to providing equal rights and opportunities without discrimination.

The Position:

The Child Protection Worker – Inuit Focus provides protection services to families and children within Ministry standards, established procedural guidelines, and time frames as provided by both the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and the Society’s policies and procedures

The Child Protection Worker – Inuit Focus is responsible for supporting the delivery of anti- oppressive/anti-racist and equity informed services to CASO clients and promoting CASO’s commitment to equity informed approaches to child welfare services provided to Indigenous children, youth and families in the Ottawa community.

The Child Protection Worker – Inuit Focus has traditional knowledge of Inuit ways of being and world views; and is accountable for bridging the mandates of the Society and the needs of the Inuit community in a traditional way.

The Child Protection Worker – Inuit Focus works co-operatively across departmental areas to ensure the best services are available for children, youth, and families and provides direct support to all aspects of the Society’s work.

The Child Protection Worker- Inuit Focus works flexible hours to respond to and/or meet the clients needs and the Society’s organizational requirements. The Child Protection Worker – Indigenous EDI Focus will carry a limited number of protection cases

Qualifications:

  • BSW, MSW or equivalent is required.
  • Experience working with families and children.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Inuit family structures and extended family networks
  • Knowledge of Inuit culture and child rearing practices and customs and
  • an understanding of how family dynamics work in Inuit families
  • Understanding of the challenges for families relocating from Inuit Nunangat to Ottawa and the socio-economic issues and social determinants of health impacting Inuit in Ottawa
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to apply equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) lens in decision making in relation to the case assessment process Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively work and engage with Inuit peoples.
  • Familiarity with the Truth and Reconciliation report and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and respect of First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture, heritage and the historic relationship between child welfare and Indigenous peoples and the intergenerational impact of colonization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, OACAS commitments, recommendations of the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Report and the CYFSA regulations with respect to Indigenous children in care to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of reconciliation
  • Demonstrated experience working with and advocating for equity seeking groups (racialized, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+, etc)
  • Experience in EDI related initiatives or other educational and personal qualifications combined with experience that constitutes adequate and suitable preparation for the position.
  • A comprehensive understanding and knowledge of race and racism, anti-oppression, anti-indigenous, anti-racism, anti-ableist, anti-colonialism, anti-heterosexism, anti- cissexism and anti-discrimination and their negative impacts on targeted individuals and communities
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills is required
  • Inuktitut language skills will be considered an asset

Salary: Commensurate with training and/or experience: Level US05 $63,684.00 –$86,198.00

Start Date: ASAP

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and generous leave provisions such as 4 weeks of vacation after 6 months. All successful candidates will benefit from a comprehensive orientation, innovative training programs, quality supervision and recognition of contributions.

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please apply on-line on our website at www.casott.on.ca before 11:59 p.m on Sunday, September 25, 2022

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