FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
Deadline Date: November 26, 2021
The Family Support Worker provides support to the Child Protection Workers in their work, with the primary focus being
scheduling and facilitating supervised access. Provides a wide range of social service support functions that are
instrumental in contributing to therapeutic plans and programs for individuals, families, children, and youth receiving
services. This assistance to families and/or children and youth involved with the Agency is supportive, educative, and
empowering. This work is ideal for individuals interested in a changing and challenging work environment, and who enjoy
working from a collaborative, strength-based perspective. Excellent training and professional development opportunities
and a supportive work environment are provided, in addition to a generous salary, pension and benefits package.
- Posting Date:
- November 15, 2021
- Thunder Bay
- 1110 Jade Court
- Start Date:
- FULL TIME, CONTRACT - UP TO 12 MONTHS
- Number of positions:
- Days of work:
• Contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion
with a commitment to the elimination of disparity and
disproportionately in service outcomes.
• Thorough knowledge of the stages, processes, and
milestones of normal physical, cognitive, social, and
emotional development of children from birth through
adolescence, and ability to differentiate normal
development from developmental delays precipitated by
trauma, maltreatment, family violence and other
• Demonstrated understanding of the major risk factors
related to child maltreatment (e.g., domestic violence,
substance abuse, mental health illnesses).
• Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of
attachment of children to their parents, extended family
members and to significant others.
• Demonstrated ability to engage and develop a trusting
relationship with parents, children and youth receiving
child welfare services.
• Demonstrated ability to be creative, flexible and to work
collaboratively with children and their caregivers, Agency
case workers, and community collaterals.
• Effective organization and planning skills to prioritize
• Demonstrated understanding of the importance of
strengthening and maintaining connections between a
child and those with whom the child has experienced a
meaningful and beneficial relationship while a child is in
• Demonstrated understanding of the types of
permanency on the permanency continuum and the
appropriateness for different children and families, and
the importance of concurrent planning, through
collaborative case planning and placement decisions.
• Strong observation skills related to parent- child
interactions in a family home environment, or during an
office or community access visit. Able to assess
immediate risk concerns to self and/or child during
these interactions, and to respond in an appropriate and
• Demonstrated ability to think critically and evaluate key
parenting behaviour using all relevant information, to
present a balanced assessment of parenting strengths
(safety/protective factors) and challenges (risk/danger
• Possess knowledge of, and experience in, the provision
of parenting intervention strategies via feedback,
coaching and collaborative goal setting with family
members, consistent with a strengths-based approach.
• Strong time management skills and ability to work
effectively under pressure.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Proven ability to work as an integral member of a team.
• Demonstrated effective written communication skills;
able to document information in a clear, concise, and
• Reliable vehicle, safe driving record and valid G Driver’s
• Upon offer of employment, submission of a Current
Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector), deemed
satisfactory to the employer
• Those offered employment will be required to provide
proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or written medical
Child and Youth Worker Diploma or equivalent
combination of education or experience.
Candidates with other academic qualifications and
related work experience, plus demonstrated ability, will
- Closing Date/Apply by:
- November 26, 2021
- How To Apply:
The preferred method of application is to submit a cover letter and resume on-line at www.thunderbaycas.ca “Career
Opportunities”. Individuals may also submit directly to: Amy Wrigley, Assistant Director of Human Resources, The
Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay, 1110 Jade Court, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6M7
TBCAS is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. In order
to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in
accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Employer Contact Information
- Contact Name:
- Amy Wrigley
- Position Title:
- Assistant Director, Human Resources
- Company Name:
- Childerns Aid Society
- 1110 Jade Court
- Thunder Bay
- Postal Code:
- P7B 6M7
- (807) 343-6184
- Web Address: