Family Services Worker – Windsor and Leamington Offices
The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society acknowledges the legacy of colonialization in child welfare, which has led to the continued overrepresentation of Black African, Caribbean Canadian (BACC) children, youth and families receiving our services. This continues to mean that BACC children, youth and families are receiving services at rates disproportionate to other groups in our community and Province.
As we strive to place cultural humility at the center of our service delivery and provide more culturally relevant, inclusive and intersectional service to our community, we are adding these positions in the hope they will enhance and support the service delivery to our BACC community from those who have lived experience.
Summary of Position: Under the general supervision of a Supervisor, a Family Services Worker delivers a wide range of child protection services to at risk children, youth and their families. The Family Service Worker performs duties in accordance with prescribed regulations set out in the Child, Youth, and Family Services Act (CYFSA). The Family Services Worker is an ongoing case manager, which completes assessments and develops a service plan in collaboration with families, including kin and community services. Family Services Workers are further responsible to manage and maintain records of families assigned, including the completion of required documentation.
• Applicants must have a BSW or MSW;
• Possess a high degree of professional and ethical values, self-motivation and organizational skills;
• Demonstrated ability to monitor the implementation of services to children and identify the need for programs and services;
• Demonstrated ability to cooperate with others and participate in a team service approach;
• Ability to engage and build rapport quickly under difficult conditions.
All Applicants Must: Have a valid Class ‘G’ Driver’s License, along with the use of a road worthy vehicle and the ability to have vehicle insurance for business use. Applicants must also have the ability to obtain an Agency approved Vulnerable Sector Check (type of police record search) – clear of any convictions including pardoned offences.
Members of racialized groups (e.g. BACC), persons with disabilities and persons of diverse gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations are encouraged to self-identify in confidence in their cover letter.
WECAS is located in a designated bilingual area and therefore external applicants who speak French or any other languages shall be given preference.
We invite qualified applicants to apply in confidence, by sending a PDF version of their combined cover letter and updated resume (as 1 attachment) to email@example.com, referencing the competition number (i.e.: #WECAS 22-18 –Family Services Worker (Leamington)) in the subject line no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 20, 2022.
Individuals that do not have access to email may fax their cover letter and resume to the confidential fax number 519-971-0339.
Candidates that may require accommodations throughout the recruitment and assessment process must advise us of the nature of the accommodation(s) to ensure your equal participation.