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Residential Care Worker
Competition #:2021-RES-020
Location:Geraldton, ON
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FT/PT Status:Full Time (Regular)

Position Overview:

The Residential Care Worker is under the direct supervision of and reports to the Residential Supervisor. The Residential Care Workers main responsibilities are to maintain our foster homes through visitations on a regular basis and respond to referrals for opening Provisional and Foster Homes. The worker submits reports, assessments and documentation on a timely basis to substantiate these visits and is responsible for the case management of foster care files. The Residential Care Worker provides crisis intervention and support services to foster parents. In addition, the worker will, in partnership with the Legal Services Worker, focus on Band Representative cases where families/children are involved with other Child and Family agencies outside of our jurisdiction.

Qualifications Desired:

  • This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants. Persons of First Nations Ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment). We invite all applicants to Self-Identify if Indigenous, Metis or Inuit.
  • Experience in child welfare is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Foster Care Licensing Standards is an asset.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Possess skills in planning, organizing, problem solving, decision making, and communication.
  • A valid drivers license is preferred, willing and able to travel, and a Criminal Records Check must be provided prior to employment.
  • Basic understanding of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act.
  • Appropriate educational qualifications and/or equivalent combination of experience and training to manage the tasks and responsibilities of the position.
  • Experience with special needs and high risk children, behavioral problems and crisis intervention.
  • Successful applicant will be required to provide verification of both Covid-19 vaccinations .

Salary:  $56,337 - $67,328

All successful applicants will require an application for, or a current, Criminal Record Check(CRC). A Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) for those positions working with children will also be required. As such, it is recommended that applicants apply for a CRC & VSC as soon as possible.


Tikinagan Child and Family Services is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Tikinagan Child and Family Services will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

Tikinagan Child and Family Services strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Tikinagan Child and Family Services will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.