Residential Care Worker ID: 60696

Deadline Date: 2019/08/27

Location: Thunder Bay, ON

The Residential Care Worker is under the direct supervision of and reports to the DSS-Residential. The Residential Care Worker's main responsibilities are to maintain our foster homes through visitations on a regular basis and respond to referrals for opening Provisional and Foster Homes. The worker submits reports, assessments and documentation on a timely basis to substantiate these visits and is responsible for the case management of foster care files. The Residential Care Worker provides crisis intervention and support services to foster parents. In addition, the worker will, in partnership with the Legal Services Worker, focus on Band Representative cases where families/children are involved with other Child and Family agencies outside of our jurisdiction.

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
Start Date:
  Term until May 2020
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Experience in child welfare is an asset. Knowledge of Foster Care Licensing Standards is an asset. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Possess skills in planning, organizing, problem solving, decision making, and communication. A valid drivers license is preferred, willing and able to travel, and a Criminal Records Check must be provided prior to employment. Basic understanding of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act. Appropriate educational qualifications and/or equivalent combination of experience and training to manage the tasks and responsibilities of the position. Experience with special needs and high risk children, behavioral problems and crisis intervention.
 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Because of the nature of our services, Tikinagan has to make sure that the children and families we serve are safe and that the staff we hire don't pose any risks to clients. One of the measures we take is ensuring new staff provide a criminal background check. All successful applicants will require an application for, or a current, Criminal Record Check (CRC). A Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) for those positions working with children will also be required. As such, it is recommended that applicants apply for a CRC & VSC as soon as possible AODA AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Tikinagan Child and Family Services is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concern with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Tikinagan will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process. Tikinagan strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Tikinagan will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
  TO APPLY: Send your job application/resume that includes three (3) employment/character references to the Hiring Committee and include the Competition Number or the name of the position you are applying for: BY MAIL: P.O. Box 627, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B1 OR BY FAX: (807) 737-4550 OR BY EMAIL: OR DROP OFF YOUR APPLICATION AT ANY OF OUR OFFICES (ask the receptionist to fax your application to Human Resources

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Kelsey Wellwood
Position Title:
 Human Resources Generalist
Company Name:
 Tikinagan Child & Family Services
Postal Code:
 807-737-7400 extension 2303
Web Address:

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