Intake/Investigation Worker (2019-INTAKE-028) ID: 65551

Deadline Date: 2021/02/28

Location:  Thunder Bay

Intake/Investigation Workers play a key role in responding to reports of children at risk of harm. Intake/Investigation Workers investigate referrals regarding abuse or neglect and help determine if children are safe. If they aren’t safe, Intake/Investigation Workers help to put in place the least intrusive measures to protect children. 

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 905 Victoria Avenue East
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct child protection investigations.
  • Communicate regularly with Chief and Council and the Direct Services Supervisor on investigations and follow-up.
  • Intake/Investigation Workers must become familiar with and have the ability to interpret and apply our Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin values, principles and policies

Qualifications Desired:

  • Interest in helping families and learning new skills. Experience with raising a family or working with children, being a part of community life in small remote communities.
  • Knowledge of and lived experience with the Aboriginal culture, including land-based activities, spiritual understanding, importance of Elders, etc. For this position, familiarity with Mishkeegogamang is required.
  • Creativity in problem-solving and empathetic towards children and families.
  • Education/experience in social services or child welfare is an asset.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak Ojicree or Ojibway is a very strong asset.
  • Experience conducting Child Protection Investigations a strong asset. Training will be provided.
  • Must be willing to take the Child Welfare Professional Training program OR must be an authorized child protection worker.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to follow through on tasks independently.
  • Professional integrity and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality is essential.
  • Computer skills and experience with a database system is an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license is preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to travel.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:

TO APPLY: Send your job application/resume 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
DROP OFF YOUR APPLICATION AT ANY OF OUR OFFICES (ask the receptionist to fax your application to Human Resources)

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Chris Zweep
Position Title:
 HR Generalist
Company Name:
 Tikinagan Child & Family Services
 65 King Street
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
 P8T 1B8
Web Address: