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October 20, 2011 permalink

The Children's Aid Society of Toronto is hiring. You will need a BSW or MSW to qualify for $67,813-$82,312.



Current Opportunities

Intake Workers - Toronto, Ontario

Submit your profile for CURRENT and FUTURE opportunities

Are you a interested in a career within the child welfare field?

The Children's Aid Society offers exceptional career opportunities, training, salary and benefit entitlements.

Positions available with the Children's Aid Society of Toronto include:


Centralized Intake Branch located Downtown Toronto near Yonge/Bloor Streets.

SALARY RANGE: $67,813-$82,312


INTAKE WORKER: The Intake Worker is responsible for completing investigations and assessing the need to ensure safety of children in accordance with provisions of the Child and Family Services Act, Ministry Standards, Abuse Protocols, risk assessment tool and the Children's Aid Society of Toronto policies and procedures.

  • Receives and reviews referral and requests for service to determine eligibility,
  • Conducts case investigations,
  • Assesses risk,
  • Intervenes in crisis situations,
  • Provides short term counseling services for clients and makes referrals,
  • Coordinates requirements for court hearings,
  • Appears as a witness in child welfare, criminal or juvenile court,
  • Prepares recording of case information including family case histories, correspondence and legal forms,
  • Conducts and participates in physical and sexual abuse investigations.


Education and Experience:

  • M.S.W. or B.S.W.; or
  • Master's degree in a related field with 1 year direct experience or 2 year's relevant experience; or
  • Honour BA/BSc in a related field with 1 year direct experience or 3 year's relevant experience; or
  • BA/BSc in a related field with 2 year's direct experience or 4 year's relevant experience; or
  • BA/BSc degree in an unrelated field with 2 year's direct experience or 5 year's relevant experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Conceptual framework for the practice of social work, especially crisis theory.
  • Ability in investigation with a high level of assessment skills.
  • Ability to be decisive and effective under pressure.
  • Comfort with and effectiveness in the use of authority.
  • Ability to write clear and concise case notes, recordings and reports on time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with particular emphasis on competence in problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work co-operatively, both in consultation and jointly with other professionals.
  • Ability to work co-operatively within many teams and to elicit co-operation from others.
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility for one's own workload.
  • Ability to manage time well, conducting investigations in a timely manner and completing administrative tasks within specified deadlines.
  • High energy level and desire for an exceptionally high level of stimulation, variety and change.
  • Proficiency in computer software (ex. Microsoft Word).
  • Valid Ontario G or G2 Driver's License.
  • Access to a vehicle for Agency work.


  • Previous child welfare placement or work experience.
  • Proficiency in a second language.
  • Knowledge of resources in the Toronto area.


Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism at CAST
CAST is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the City of Toronto and strongly encourages application from all qualified individuals, especially those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to a further diversification of ideas.

Accommodation at CAST
We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at 416-924-4640 x2300. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Source: Children's Aid Society of Toronto