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Website Brant Family and Children's Services

 

DATE OF POSTING: February 18, 2021

POSITION: Family Service Worker

AVAILABLE: Immediately

LOCATION: Eagle Place Team

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  BSW Degree

OR

Presently employed at the Brant Family and Children’s Services in a Social Worker position for more than two years.

OR

A BA degree with two years’ work experience at Brant Family and Children’s Services and written verification of application and/or enrolled in an accredited school of social work and committed to complete their social work degree.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Eagle Place Team Manager

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Under Supervision:

  • Intervening with families to prevent situations of child neglect or abuse
  • Intervening with families to protect children being neglected or abused
  • Initiating and participating in court action when children cannot be adequately protected in their homes
  • Matching foster parents to children
  • Arranging and carrying out foster placement
  • Co-coordinating with other community agencies and professionals
  • Ability to prepare cases for court and to present evidence when necessary
  • Provide ongoing support and counselling to children and their families where appropriate

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Able to work effectively with children, individuals, families, groups
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment and case planning and ability to provide ongoing intervention
  • Ability to make differential use of various modalities
  • Demonstrated comfort, maturity and integrity in the use of authority
  • Highly developed skills in goal directed casework
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise reports and to meet deadlines and other administrative requirements
  • Proven ability to handle crises in a calm manner
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting
  • Ability to elicit cooperation in a team setting
  • Ability to set priorities and to use time effective
  • Committed to AOP values of justice, equity, respect of the beliefs and traditions of others
  • Committed to Brant FACS community based philosophy
  • Understanding of Indigenous practices, communities and impact of colonization
  • Committed to including the voice of children/youth and families as part of our service planning and delivery
  • Knowledge of historical impacts of Canada’s residential schools and child welfare on Indigenous people
  • Knowledge of anti-black racism
  • Knowledge of the impact of residential school and colonization

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $63,094 to $77,841

HOURLY RATE: $35.95    to $44.35

Brant Family and Children’s is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applicants from African Canadian, Indigenous, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply and to please self-identify in their cover letter.

We are committed to creating an accessible environment for all. Please let us know if you have any accommodation needs. We thank all applicants; however only those considered for interviews will be contacted.

APPLICATION: Applications in writing, with resume will be accepted electronically at:

Human Resource Department

Brant Family and Children’s Services

70 Chatham Street, P.O. Box 774

Brantford, ON N3T 5R7

Email: employment@brantfacs.ca

CLOSING DATE:                        March 4, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

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