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Family Services Worker

Qualifications

  •  Bachelor of Social Work Degree from a recognized University.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Effective assessment, interviewing, relationship building, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Valid Class G Ontario Drivers Licence and daily access to a vehicle.
  • Good computer skills.


Job Description Abstract
 

Family services workers are responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive case plans to provide for the protection of children within families.  Guided by the Child and Family Services Act, family service workers strive for the prevention of circumstances requiring the protection of children; provide short and long term care and treatment of children when admitted to care and determine if, when, and how a child can be safely reintegrated into the family. 

Family service workers continuously monitor the effectiveness of their plans through case management.

Intake Worker

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree from a recognized University.
  • 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Effective assessment, interviewing, relationship building, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Valid Class G Ontario Drivers Licence and daily access to a vehicle.
  • Good computer skills.


Job Description Abstract
 

Intake workers act as the first point of professional contact between the Peel Childrenís Aid Society and potential clients. They investigate whether a child is in need of protection; devising tentative treatment plans in such cases and take emergency action where indicated to protect a child. 

An intake worker is also responsible for referring a child to another unit for closing the case and/or facilitating goal setting.  Intake workers are responsible for smooth case transfers to the family services department to maintain progress, while maintaining all necessary documentation and records.

Child and Youth Worker 

Qualifications 

  • Child and Youth Work diploma from a recognized community college.
  • At least one year related experience.
  • Appropriate experience in child and youth work.
  • Behaviour management group work skills.
  • Appropriate level of verbal and written communication skills, particularly with recording and reports.
  • Appropriate level of familiarity with child and youth residential programming and assessment skills.
  • Certified training in crisis management (UMAB, CPI, BMI).
  • Valid class G Ontario driverís license and daily access to a vehicle.


Job Description Abstract
 

Child and youth workers provide shift coverage to Peel Childrenís Aid emergency receiving group home programs.  Behaviour management experience with children ages 6-16 years is required.  Child and youth workers need the ability to assess, interpret and record behaviour in a meaningful way. They also need to build trusting relationships with children and participate in teams providing professional treatment to children and youth.