Child Protection Worker

Child Protection Worker

Highland Shores Children's Aid
Location: Belleville, Ontario
Posted: May 21st 2020
Deadline Date: July 20th 2020

Highland Shores Children's Aid protects and cares for vulnerable children and youth in the counties of Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward and provides programs and services that help to empower them and their families.

We are currently recruiting for an After Hours Child Protection Worker.

Working with the assigned Supervisor, the After Hours Child Protection Worker is responsible for providing child protection services after regular business hours and on weekends on a rotating basis to ensure child safety and positive outcomes. The incumbent is responsible for receiving and responding to referrals related to child protection issues and all requests for services involving children in care.  Additionally, the After Hours Child Protection Worker is responsible for assuming all duties in keeping with an intake worker during society office hours, as assigned.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Social Work degree, however, consideration may be given to applicants who possess a bachelor's degree in a related field with two years of experience in a human services field,  direct service role. Masters of Social Work degree would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and assess the risk to children and families.
  • Effective interviewing and counselling skills, specifically with children, youth and families.
  • Proficient interpersonal skill and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with children, youth, families and staff, foster, adoptive and kin families and community collaterals.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills to meet society recording responsibilities and other administrative requirements; excellent computer and keyboarding skills.
  • Proven organizational skills to set and meet priorities and established the ministry and society requirements and to manage an assigned caseload.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as to function as a cooperative team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to work from a solution-focused, strengths-based perspective.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CYFSA as well as clinical knowledge of social work theories, principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child development, family systems, the effects of trauma on the child and a systems approach to working with families and professionals working with the families would be an asset.
  • A valid driver’s licence and $1,000,000 automobile liability insurance.
Additional Information

The employer reserves the right to waive the required qualifications in the event of other exceptional qualifications or experience.

Please send applications, including up-to-date resume and cover letter, outlining how your qualifications match the position requirements. Please reference Requisition #21 in the application. Please submit via email.

Contact Information
Highland Shores Children's Aid
Belleville, Ontario

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