Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Family Services Worker
Regular Full-Time (35 hrs/wk) Salary Range ($50,000-$78,286) Location (30 College St. Toronto ON)
“Native Child and Family Services is a community controlled multi service agency mandated both to protect Native children and to provide culture based services that support and enhance the quality of life for Native families, children, and youth within the greater Toronto area. The agency takes a holistic view of problems, builds on individual and family strengths, and engages clients as partners in identifying problems and their solutions.”

Position Summary Under the direction of the Supervisor, Family Services Department, the Family Service Worker will:  Carry out assessments, develop objectives, implement service plans for children and their families and conduct regular reviews of those objectives and plans  Will facilitate appropriate referrals; ensure appropriate links and partnerships with the Native community  Coordinate requirements for court hearings including preparing evidentiary materials, counselling family members regarding court procedures, reviewing case information with lawyers, and arranging for or notifying witnesses  Attend court as necessary in child welfare, juvenile, criminal and youth courts to give evidence in support of the agency’s recommendation  Act as a support and advocate for the child and family  Complete case recordings including reports, correspondence, and legal forms, as required by the Child and Family Services Act and NCFST policy  Provide information to clients and members of the community regarding the provisions and requirements of the Child and Family Services Act and services/programs of NCFST  All Work is to be carried out in accordance with the Child and Family Services Act, Abuse Protocols, Risk Assessment Tool and NCFST policies and procedures. Qualifications  B.S.W. from an accredited university along with a minimum of one (1) year direct experience in a child welfare setting or two (2) years in a social service agency  Understand the unique dynamics that exist within the Aboriginal, Inuit, and Métis cultures  Pass a police records check (Vulnerable Sector)  Ability to analyze and resolve problems, make quick decisions, and respond to critical incidences within rigid time constraints  Excellent written and verbal communication skills; organizational skills; ability to multitask and prioritize; initiative and respect for confidentiality  A valid Drivers Licence and access to a reliable vehicle are required for this position. We encourage all candidates, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis candidates, to apply. We offer a competitive salary with employer paid health benefits, career advancement opportunities, and great organizational culture. NOTE: Please quote Competition # 13-01-03

Qualified Candidates may forward a detailed resume/covering letter by February 1, 2013 to: Human Resources Generalist Native Child and Family Services of Toronto 30 College St. Toronto, ON M5G 1K2 (Fax: (647) 258-8980) Email: hrncfst@nativechild.org
We appreciate your interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates with an open file with Child Protection with NCFST are not eligible for consideration.
30 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2 Telephone: (416) 969-8510 • Fax: (647) 258-8980 • Web: www.nativechild.org

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