Careers

Chatham-Kent Children's Services employs staff in a number of different areas including Protection, Mental Health & Development, Administration, Legal, and Finance.

Our inter-disciplinary services are accessible, responsive and holistic. We provide these services to those most in need, in partnership and cooperation with clients, their families and other agencies serving the people of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

You may want to join our Child Protection team if:

  • You have strong child and family assessment skills;
  • You have knowledge of systems theory;
  • You have an advanced knowledge of child development;
  • You have the energy to deal with new problems that require creative solutions;
  • You have a Bachelor or Master's Degree in Social Work or a related discipline.

You may want to join our Mental Health team if:

  • You have strong child and family assessment skills;
  • You have advanced knowledge of evidence-based models of therapeutic intervention;
  • You have experience in providing treatment services to young children and their families;
  • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Psychology.

You may want to join our Developmental team if:

  • You have strong child and family assessment skills;
  • You have advanced knowledge of child development;
  • You have experience in providing treatment services to young children and their families;
  • You have a Bachelor's Degree or diploma in Child & Youth Work, Developmental Services, or Early Childhood Education.

You may want to join our Administrative team if:

  • You have administrative, legal or secretarial experience;
  • You have the ability to work in a confidential environment;
  • You have excellent time management and interpersonal skills.

You may want to join us to fulfill the placement component of your post-secondary education if:

  • You are working toward a degree/diploma in one of the educational fields outlined above; and
  • You have interest in exploring any of the careers outlined above.

 

How To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to:
e-mail: hr@ckcs.on.ca
fax - 519-351-7496

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Chatham-Kent Children’s is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. CKCS encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in French and English.

Chatham-Kent Children's Services is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodation for interviews or other meetings, please advise your Human Resources point of contact or email hr@ckcs.on.ca

 

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Job Classifications - Protection Click to Expand Click to Collapse

Screener
This position acts as the first point of professional contact between the Agency and potential clients to determine the service stream internally or externally. The Screener assesses whether referrals may require more extensive investigation to determine whether a child is in need of protection, and offers service recommendations, as appropriate. The Screener is also responsible for referring cases for further service to child protection, children’s mental health or child development where applicable.

Intake Worker
This position handles the initial Child Protection intake responsibilities for the Agency. This will involve the initial documentation and assessment of all new referrals past the initial intake screening as well as case management responsibilities for designated short-term cases.

Family Services Worker
This position develops ongoing professional contacts between Agency and clients, investigates whether children are in need of protection and takes emergency action where indicated to protect children. The Family Services Worker provides service to families where protection concerns indicate need for such and includes education and development of parenting skills and household management in addition to providing ongoing service to prevent future breakdown of family structure.

Protection Support Worker
This position provides assistance to families/youth in crisis on an intense and regular basis in order to prevent family/placement breakdown and to maintain children/youth in their own homes/placements. The Protection Support Worker provides short-term support to children in care and/or parents immediately following the child’s admission to care or to expedite their return to the home if removal has been necessary.

Kinship Services Worker
This position provides a variety of services related to the orientation and approval process for those individuals interested in providing Kinship Services for a child, as well as the support of Kinship Services (out of care) parents in their role.

Children’s Services Worker
This position provides services for children/youth that are in care of the Agency. The Children’s Services Worker may offer in home support to alternate caregivers including foster families to meet the needs of the child and maintain the stability of the placement. Additionally, the Children’s Services Worker will work in conjunction with the Family Services Worker on open protection files for services that will be offered to expedite the return of a child home.

Resource Worker
This position provides a variety of services related to the orientation and approval process for those individuals interested in providing foster care for a child, as well as the support of foster parents in their role.

Supervised Access Worker
This position provides primary prevention services to parents and children, by supervising moderate- to high-risk, court-ordered family access visits. The Supervised Access Worker maintains a safe environment for children in care so that they can continue to have access to their family.

Adoption Worker
This position provides a variety of services related to the orientation and approval process for those individuals interested in adopting a child, the placement of a child with an adoptive family, as well as a variety of support services to individuals who have had past experience with adoption either directly or indirectly.

After Hours Worker
This position provides after hours, weekends, and statutory holidays coverage for all protection services of the Agency. It is an emergency service designed to meet urgent service needs and crises that require immediate attention.

Volunteer Coordinator
This position provides a variety of services related to the recruitment, approval, and matching process for those individuals interested in becoming volunteers for a child and family. The Volunteer Coordinator coordinates the overall volunteer function so as to enhance service provision and provide the community members with the opportunity to apply their skills and interest in assisting their community.

Volunteer Drive Coordinator
This position coordinates qualified Volunteer Drivers with the transportation needs of children/families associated with the Agency’s Child Protection Department.

Job Classifications - Mental Health & Development Click to Expand Click to Collapse

Mental Health Intake Worker
This position acts as a point of contact for the community, families, and youth to determine eligibility for service, service needs, risk/priority, initial formulation of plan of service, and recommendation of case disposition.

Child & Family Consultant
This position is to provide developmental or mental health intervention services to children (ages 0-6 years) and their families who are experiencing developmental or mental health difficulties. This function is carried out in partnership with community treatment, childcare, health, recreational, educational and social services programs.

Developmental Support Worker
This position provides direct one on one assistance and/or care as required to a child (aged 0 to 6) and/or his/her family in a licensed childcare setting and other assigned locations as required to enhance the child’s functioning in daily living.

Developmental Support Worker - Autism
This position provides direct one-on-one assistance and/or care as required to a child and/or his/her family in a classroom setting to enhance the child’s functioning in daily living.

Crisis Counselor
This service provides an immediate response to clients who are at risk of harm to self or others, or who have experienced a traumatic event. The STAT Worker is responsible for helping to stabilize the crisis, develop a safety plan, and make recommendations for further service.

Mental Health Caseworker
This position provides direct clinical counseling services to children/youth (up to the age of 18) and their families who require intervention services beyond the crisis period or as identified at the intake assessment level.

Mental Health In-Home Support
This position provides supportive and educational services to children/youth and their families in their own home through intensive goal- and task-oriented intervention.  

Psychologist
This position provides psychological assessment and consultation services to active CKCS clients.

Psychometrist
Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the Psychometrist provides direct assessment services for active clients and supports the psychologist in the preparation of psychological assessment reports.

Service Coordinator
This position is responsible for seeing that the Family and Community Service Plan is implemented in a positive and health enhancing manner for the child and family through the coordination of services within the municipality and, if applicable, outside the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Job Classifications - Administrative Support Click to Expand Click to Collapse

Receptionist
This position provides reception and other clerical and administrative services support for the overall organization of the Agency.

Team Secretary
This position provides secretarial and administrative support for Protection, and Mental Health and Developmental Teams of the Agency.

Information Clerk
This position carries out a variety of administrative, accounting, statistical, and data entry duties to support the organization and all its front-line functions.

Team Secretary – Supervised Access
This position provides secretarial, clerical and certain administrative support for the Supervised Access and Protection Support teams. In addition this position assumes full responsibility for the scheduling and coordination of all Supervised Access visits.

Court Secretary
This position is to provide secretarial, clerical and administrative services to the legal representative and staff of the child welfare section of the Agency. This is accomplished in accordance with the Chatham-Kent Children’s Services policies and procedures, Ministry standards and relevant legislation.