We invite applications for the following positions:

After Hours Retainer One-One Worker (Casual/Relief)

Location: Kenora


The On-call Retainer is part of the On-Call Team, which provides after-hours emergency child protection services. Under the direction of the On-Call Supervisor, the On-Call Retainer is responsible for the following;

  • Supervision of children and youth either at hospital, hotel or Agency Operated Homes;
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of the children and youth at all times;
  • On Call Retainer will search for High Risk CIC
  • Work with high risk and special needs children and youth
  • Interact with children and youth, encourage positive communication, and establish a trusting relationship;
  • Manage a variety of behaviors;
  • Report immediately all instances of emergency to the On-Call Supervisor;
  • Provide local and long distance transportation;
  • Provide medical emergency escort out of district;
  • Model appropriate behavior and language;
  • Case note interaction with children and youth at the conclusion of each shift;


  • High School Diploma with one year experience; however a combination of related experience and skills may be considered;
  • Knowledge of AAFS, Customary Care, First Nation Communities;
  • Knowledge of child development and behavior management;
  • Ability to report to work on short notice;
  • Ability to follow direction;
  • Ability to work well with hospital personnel, police, external agencies and the On-Call staff;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working with children;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Current First Aid and C.P.R. would be an asset
  • Must possess a valid Ontario G Driver’s License
  • Must provide a clear Vulnerable Section Check and Drivers Abstract;
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality and professional integrity.

Rate of Pay: 

  • $75.00/night from Monday- Friday ( stand-by)
  • $90.00 night for Saturday and Sunday, and Holiday (stand-by)
  • $21.78/hour for direct supervision of children (call-out)

Submit application to:

On-Call Coordinator

20 Main Street South

Kenora,Ont. P9N 1S7

Fax: 807-468-6443

Miigwetch to all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

All interviewees must submit a current Vulnerable Section Check and Drivers Abstract at time of interview.