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Job Opening

September 23, 2008 permalink

Are you a CAS opponent thinking of switching sides? An outsider who wants to get into CAS to become a spy? Maybe a CAS worker who reads this site when the boss is not looking? Here is you chance to start earning a hundred thousand dollars a year.




Associate Child Protection Managers

Management Job Class, Permanent, $88,614 - $109,264

The Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto has an opportunity available at our Toronto Branch for two Associate Child Protection Managers who demonstrate leadership, have excellent clinical skills and are able to balance a clinical approach with quality outcomes.

As a senior member of the branch management team, the Associate Child Protection Managers, will provide backup and support to the Child Protection Branch Manager to ensure the effective co-ordination and management of child welfare services within the Toronto Branch.

Duties Include:

Reporting to the Child Protection Branch Manager, the incumbents;

  • Lead and direct the work of assigned child protection teams providing a diverse range of integrated child protection programs and services as mandated by the Child and Family Services Act;
  • Assume responsibility for the overall clinical direction and integrated/responsive service delivery for assigned teams; supports the overall clinical direction and quality service delivery of the branch;
  • Work with the Child Protection Branch Manager to support/co-ordinate the overall management function;
  • Hire employees, plan staff training and development, discipline staff as required, and manage employee relations issues;
  • Implement services that respond to the cultural, linguistic, and sociological needs of the communities served by the Branch;
  • Initiate and implement various change management strategies, e.g. communication, education, team development, coaching;
  • Undertake assigned Branch-wide reviews of operations and systems;
  • Prepare reports, analyses, and statistical profiles of the office and Branch-wide services;
  • Represent the agency and the Branch as a member of inter-agency working groups and community networks, with ongoing responsibility for committees as assigned;
  • Participate in the development of integrated Branch-wide and agency service plans, and as assigned, on internal working groups and committees;
  • Act on behalf of the Branch Manager as required.

Qualifications Required

  • Masters of Social Work Degree combined with several years of demonstrated progressively responsible management experience in a variety of child welfare programs; (BSW or equivalent related degree with directly related child welfare supervisory experience may be considered);
  • Excellent knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and Standards, relevant legislation, clinical issues, trends and best practices in the child welfare field;
  • Demonstrated theoretical/clinical knowledge of social work practice and interventions within a child welfare context;
  • Demonstrated experience providing supervision to a team of professional staff;
  • Thorough knowledge of case management principles and protocols, and of Ministry standards, guidelines and funding framework;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in management and human resource principles and practices to provide supervision to a team of professional staff;
  • Excellent management skills including:
    • skills to facilitate group process and develop effective work teams;
    • coaching skills to transfer knowledge, build skills and foster staff's growth and professional development;
    • mediation skills to resolve differences effectively;
    • an understanding of the role of management in a unionized environment;
    • skills to manage change and promote quality outcomes;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to create partnerships within the community;
  • Ability to represent the Society within a diverse community and with the media;
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, integrating the values in the CCAS Mission Statement, the principles of equity, justice, non-discrimination and accessibility into practice, service delivery and team relationships;
  • Knowledge of and experience using information systems and technology as part of daily communication and management, including but not limited to voice mail and e-mail systems.


  • Fluency in a second language, such as: French, Portuguese, Spanish

The successful candidates will be licensed to drive in Ontario and required to be the principal driver of a vehicle for use on Society business.

Qualified individuals are invited to explore this opportunity by forwarding their resumés quoting

file # W-08-080-W to

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto,
26 Maitland Street,
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1C6
Fax: (416) 395-1551

External Closing Date: 08/10/2008

Please submit your resume to Human Resource Services no later than the external closing date 08/10/2008, at 5:00 p.m.

All communications will be held in strict and professional confidence.

Catholic Children's Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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