Organization: Ministry of Education

Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

City: Brantford

Job Term: 1 Temporary – Seasonal Position (September to June recurring)

Job Code: 10104 – Social Worker 2

Salary: $1,231.98 – $1,564.23 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 170276 (PDSB21-142)

A rewarding career awaits you at the Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch. Currently, we are looking for one (1) Seasonal Social Worker to support the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind in Brantford. The W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind provides specialized school programs for students who are Blind and/or Low Vision and for students who are Deafblind. Our schools provide a safe place where students, families and staff find support to learn, grow, discover and ultimately, ‘Believe in Themselves’.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students who are Blind/Low Vision and students who are Deafblind? Do you have a social work background and experience working with students with multiple exceptionalities? If your background also includes strong counselling and case management skills, this unique all-encompassing opportunity may be of interest to you.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Work with students who are Blind/Low Vision or students who are Deafblind, some with multiple exceptionalities.
  • Provide social work services and case management services to the students and their families, including conducting assessments, counselling and group work.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary educational and mental health team.
  • Provide individual counselling to youth and provide child management skills to parents and schools.
  • Liaise with teachers, staff and other professionals.

How do I qualify?

Knowledge and Abilities:
Your background and experience enable you to meet the following requirements:

  • Knowledge of theories/practices of professional social work normally acquired through completion of a clinical Master of Social Work degree.
  • Current registration as a Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
  • Knowledge of, and ability, to analyse educational programs, community resources and family support systems and to modify them to meet the needs of the students.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, ministry and Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch policies, procedures, and rules of confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of child development, social and environmental influences, cultural diversity, family systems and age-appropriate change strategies.
  • Ability to use computers and related software to prepare reports and maintain case documentation.
  • Demonstrated counselling and case management skills.

Additional Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in English, to communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and professionals.
  • Successful experience working with students who are Blind/Low Vision, students who are Deafblind and their families.
  • Well-developed research and recording skills for documentation.
  • Presentation skills to delivery training workshops to parents, staff, and school boards.

Additional Information:


  • 1 Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 350 Brant Ave., Brantford, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check.

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 3.7
Category: Health and Social Services
Posted on: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

How to apply:

  1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

Send application to: PSBjobs@ontario.ca

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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Accommodation is available under the
Ontario Human Rights Code.