Intake/Investigation Worker 2021-INTAKE-008 ID: 67462

Deadline Date: 2022/07/28

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
Start Date:
 $56,337 - $67,328
Number of positions:
Days of work:

The work of Intake/Investigation Workers and all our staff is guided by our Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin Service Model – everyone working together to raise our children.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

• Conduct child protection investigations.
• Communicate regularly with Chief and Council and the Direct Service 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:
• This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants. Persons of First Nations Ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment). We invite applicants to Self-Identify if Indigenous, Metis or Inuit.
• 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 the community 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.
• Successful applicant will be required to provide verification of both Covid-19 vaccinations.

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:
 Laurie Fisher
Position Title:
 HR Specialist
Company Name:
 Tikinagan Child and Family Services
Postal Code:
Web Address:

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