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Care and Treatment Worker Casual

Job Type: Job
Closing Date: October 30, 2020

Position:                      Care & Treatment Worker – Casual / Relief               

Hourly Rate:                $23.35 – 28.79                       Reports to:      Clinical Supervisor / Manager           

Location:                     Sault Ste. Marie                      Status:             Casual / Relief                       

Hours per week:           as needed                              Reference #:   CCS-0920-01



  • Child and Youth Worker Diploma, or equivalent training, plus a minimum of two (2) years experience working with children and families.
  • Proficiency with computers, especially Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and data MIS.
  • Ability to provide services in both official languages (English/French) is an asset.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s License, ability to travel, and use of a personal vehicle.
  • Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekends.
    • Demonstrated ability in working with children and adolescents in a day treatment setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions, and carry them out and/or delegate.
    • Demonstrated ability and maturity to act calmly in situations demanding quick assessment and immediate actionDemonstrated ability to working both independently and as an inter-disciplinary team member.
    • Sound knowledge of and ability to apply basic child and adolescent management approaches.
    • Ability to utilize/access community/ professional resources.
    • Knowledge of the application of clinical instruments as part of evaluative practice is an asset (i.e. CAFAS).
    • Knowledge of pertinent legislation, such as, The Child Youth and Family Services Act, The Education Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice  Act.
    • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with Agency staff, consultants, referral sources, service providers, education personnel, and parents.
  • Possession of a current First Aid Certificate and CPR is required.


  1. Maintain the confidentiality of our clients and client information at all times as per agency policies and procedures.
  2. Participate as a member of the Treatment Planning Team, facilitating through the peer consult process, the development, maintenance, and ongoing review of a) individual treatment plans, and b) the day to day content of the program. 
  3. Prepare for and participate in the Individual Placement Review Committee Meetings.
  4. Responsible for the application of the individual treatment plan developed for each child in the Care and Treatment Classroom setting, as determined by the Treatment Planning Team.
  5. Implement the policies and procedures developed by the Agency to ensure a safe and secure treatment environment in the day treatment program and in adventure based learning activities where applicable.
  6. Maintain consistent liaison and involvement with the guardian/family and collateral agencies (where applicable) regarding the child/youth, and maintain clear lines of communication on the client’s behalf.
  7. Provide individual, family and group services where applicable.
  8. Provide support services, parent education to individuals or groups of parents.
  9. Work in cooperation with the assigned case manager (as applicable), the Clinical Supervisor, and other clinicians assigned to ensure that client information is shared and  the case plan is coordinated and supported in a timely and efficient manner.
  10. Follow Agency policies and procedures in regard to case recording, filing, and distribution of client records.
  11. Provide input into the development of proposals for service growth and delivery.
  12. Take initiative to develop a personal professional development plan.
  13. Assume other responsibilities as may be assigned from time-to-time by the Clinical Supervisor / Clinical Manager.


Algoma Family Services (AFS) is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve.   AFS encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants that may require accommodation during the selection process are encouraged to notify HR when contacted for an interview.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by OPSEU. 

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