Child Welfare Worker

Posted on September 21, 2022. Primary Region: Dryden, ON

Anishinaabe Abinoojii
Family Services

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Internal/External Posting
Child Welfare Worker
Contract Position for one year with possible extension
Location: Kenora

The Child Welfare Worker (CWW) is a full-time program position. This position is responsible for case management for assessment and planning for temporary and long-term care for children and family services. Duties may include individualized case planning and resource provision to children and families with a focus on child welfare and protection services. The CWW is responsible for related functions that encompass but are not limited to: program delivery, plans for service, documentation and reporting, intervention, protection, and investigation. A further position component is the advocacy and support for children in temporary and long-term care of AAFS, and for the families who require protection intervention. The CWW reports to the Resource Manager in all aspects of job functions.

• Bachelor of Social Work Degree with working experience in services for children and their families, however, a combination of education with extensive knowledge and proven skills may be considered
• Expert knowledge of Customary Care and the philosophy of services development and delivery the communities and family structure, are well as local First Nation customs and traditions
• Knowledge of and experience in traditional and contemporary healing practices with experience working with Elders, Healers and Clinicians
• Strong commitment to helping Anishinaabe children and their families by providing services in ways that respect Anishinaabe culture and spiritual practices
• Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and Regulations particularly Part IV, Section 80 relating to Customary Care of the First Nations
• Understanding of the Ontario Child Protection Standards
• Knowledge of the structure and operation of Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family services including mission, vision, values and mandate
• Excellent assessment and analytical skills with proven ability to determine level of risk and/or risk of future harm
• Ability to prepare comprehensive detailed case recordings, reports and case notes within specified timelines
• Direct working knowledge and experience in a variety of computer programs including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Dayforce HCM
• Understanding of customary care and the philosophy of service delivery of AAFS. Additional required understanding of local customs and traditions that utilize a community minded approach
• Excellent time management and supervisory skills, with the ability to plan accordingly to project timelines and goals
• Possession of First Aid and CPR certificates an asset
• Committed to ensure highest level of confidentiality at all times
• Must be able to flex daily work hours as determined by the Resources Manager
• Must possess a valid Ontario G Driver’s License, be willing to travel and provide a Driver Abstract, and
• Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred and a definite asset.

The position requires repetitive movements, especially keyboarding, and sitting for long periods of time at a desk, perhaps sharing a workspace with other colleagues in an atmosphere adhering to strict deadlines. Includes working in high stress social settings, being called out with no notice to emergency situations, driving to semi-remote Anishinaabe communities on rough and winding class “C” roadways and in various weather conditions, exposure to diverse living conditions and community environments and different sociocultural milieus.

AAFS requires all employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent of a valid medical exemption or other reasonable consideration pursuant to the Human Rights Code of Ontario.

Salary Range: $61,784 - $75,774 per annum

Benefits: This contract position is eligible for 4 weeks paid vacation, Extended Health, Dental, AD&D and Group Life benefits and voluntary participation in the AAFS Pension program.
We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the First Nations communities that we serve. Preference will be given to Internal and/or Indigenous applicants. Please self-identify upon applying.

AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from peoples with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request.

Applicants resumes may be used to create a qualified candidates list for recruitment of other positions within our organization.


Manager of Human Resources by Email:
or c/o 20 Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1S7 Fax: (807) 548-1345



20 Main Street South
Kenora, ON

Job type: Contract

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