Overview

Competition Number: OSSTFA-21-0112E
POSTED: October 1, 2021
DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m., October 22, 2021

Social Worker
Term Position

First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Urban Indigenous Education Centre
16 Phin Avenue – (LC4)

This Term position will begin as soon as possible and end no later than July 6, 2022.

Category B:  $69,403 – $100,670 per annum
(OSSTF – PSSP+, Unit A)
Work Year:  194 + 3 days

 The Toronto District School Board adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices.

The Toronto District School Board invites applications for 1 term position of Social Worker, for First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Urban Indigenous Education Centre.

Reporting to the System Superintendent – Indigenous Education, and the Manager of Social Work & Attendance Services, the Social Worker will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to provide social work services to TDSB students, families and schools.

This position is available because of funding for the 2021/2022 School Year. At the conclusion of this assignment, the successful candidate with permanent status will return to his/her previous position.  A Temporary Employee will not achieve permanent status through this posting, subject to the provisions of Article C.1.7.

Summary of Duties: 

  • Provide counselling for First Nations, Métis, Inuit individuals, families, and groups;
  • Provide crisis intervention/tragic response to students, families and school communities;
  • Support and guide Board personnel on identifying and reporting child abuse incidents and provide support to the victims and offenders;
  • Consult with school administrators, teachers, community agencies, parents and other TDSB staff regarding strategies and program support;
  • Maintain confidential files and records in accordance with professional standards including preparation of reports;
  • Develop, implement and provide effective professional learning in the areas of child abuse, behaviour management and social emotional issues;
  • Develop working relationships with Indigenous community agencies to co-ordinate the delivery of effective programs and connect parents with resources;
  • Provide attendance counselling services for students, as required;
  • Provide support to Special Education programs;
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required
  • Remain current on relevant research, best practices, legislation and professional literature; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Social Work & Attendance Services.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work with three years post-MSW Social Work experience, with children and youth under the supervision of a Registered Social Worker;
  • Membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers;
  • Demonstrated assessment and treatment skills to provide direct services to individual students, groups of students and their families;
  • Demonstrated crisis intervention / tragic response and suicide intervention skills;
  • Expertise and experience in identifying, reporting and supporting victims of child abuse/neglect;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing consultation to professional colleagues, teachers, administrators and parents.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity and flexibility.
  • Knowledge of Child and Family Services Act, Education Act and Young Offenders Act and other pertinent legislation including provincial attendance policies;
  • Knowledge of community services and resources;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise working with a diverse and multicultural clientele;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
  • Proficient computer skills and expertise in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Software.

Special Provisions:

  • As a position requirement, the successful candidate will self-identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and will have a strong understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and being; working within First Nations, Métis, Inuit communities;
  • Knowledge of current education issues and barriers as well as an awareness of available supports is required to effectively support and advocate for First Nations, Métis, Inuit students and families;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Ontario First Nations, Métis, Inuit Education Policy Framework and current issues and research pertaining to First Nations, Métis, Inuit education;
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of materials to support teachers and schools working with First Nations, Métis, Inuit population.

Special Requirements:

  • Provision of own vehicle for Board Business; requires valid Ontario driver’s license.
  • May require regular travel across TDSB.

Hours of Work:
7.0 hours/day (full-time)
Work Year – 194 plus 3 days

Location:
Urban Indigenous Education Centre – 16 Phin Avenue  (LC4)
This position may require travel to various locations, and use of car is required.

Please note:
As a prospective employee of TDSB, you must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment (subject to TDSB-approved exemptions) in accordance with the TDSB’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Procedure for Employees, Trustees and Other Individuals (PR734).  This offer of employment is conditional upon you providing satisfactory proof of vaccination to TDSB prior to the commencement of your employment.

Applications must be submitted using the TDSB Application form:

  1. in resume form with a covering letter
  2. with Competition # OSSTFA-21-0112E in the subject line of the covering letter
  3. no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 22, 2021
  4. Please visit our site to apply for this competition at: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Employment/Support-Staff/Permanent-and-Long-Term-Opportunities/Professional-Student-Services

We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.

Only applications selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants will not be acknowledged in writing.