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Executive Director Needed

January 12, 2014 permalink

Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is a safe place to tell your secrets for children and youth who have been physically abused, sexually abused, become the targets of internet luring or were the witness of violence.

Opened in Fall 2008, the Centre serves Niagara’s 12 municipalities, helping children and families cope with the life altering impact of child abuse. CACN’s partners are Niagara Regional Police Service, Family and Children’s Services Niagara, Family Counselling Centre Niagara and medical professionals.

Source: Child Advocacy Centre Niagara website

The Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is looking for a new executive director. Here is the announcement (local copy, pdf). What are the requirements? With its mission of helping children, perhaps empathy with children? Skill in developing rapport while interacting with children? A keen understanding of the needs of children? None of the above. A real requirement is: Proven excellence and experience in the writing of funding and grant proposals. Others include education in business, marketing or communications, skill with Microsoft Word, and a working knowledge of employment legislation.

The real skill required is not knowledge of children, but knowledge of how to manipulate the bureaucracy to ensure the continued flow of appropriated funds.

Warning! For children contemplating divulging secrets to CACN: All social services in Ontario are required to report suspicions of child abuse to children's aid. Relying on the false promise of confidentiality could lead to the destruction of your family.