Full-Time Permanent

Location – Dryden


The Child in Care Worker is a full-time Permanent position. The Child in Care Worker provides direct services to children who are in temporary or long-term care of the Agency. The Child in Care Worker provides case management services to ensure the needs of the child are met according to Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services (AAFS) philosophy, First Nation standards, and Provincial regulations and standards. The Child Care Worker reports to the Resource Manager in all aspects of job function.



  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree or Community College Diploma with two (2) years’ experience in services to children and families or comparable human services program is preferred, however a combination of related education, experience, and skills may be considered.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and Regulations, Customary Care and the philosophy of service delivery, First Nation communities, family structure, and local customs and traditions
  • Working knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of AAFS including policies, procedures, guidelines, and protocols
  • Expert knowledge of provincial childcare regulations and standards such as, but not limited to mandatory visits, plans of care and plans of care reviews, social histories, health records, school reports, rights and responsibilities, serious occurrences, and other assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete case management requirements within legislated timelines.
  • Proven ability to develop a comprehensive Plan of Care, setting goals and objectives specific to the child ensuring connection to family and community, and developmental, educational, recreational, social, religious and cultural needs of the child are met
  • Proven ability to monitor and update the child’s Plan of Care to set new goals and objectives as they are achieved or as changes occur in the overall planning for the child.
  • Ability to build and maintain trusting relationships and advocate for the child.
  • Proven ability to work with children of a wide range of developmental, social, and family backgrounds.
  • Ability to consult with and take direction from the Resource Manager at all critical decision points throughout the case.
  • Extensive experience working with a computerized data base.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Committed to always ensure the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Must provide after-hours On-Call duties as part of the rotating schedule.
  • Committed to always ensure the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario G Driver’s License, be willing to travel and provide Driver’s Abstract, and
  • Ability to speak Ojibway is preferred and a definite asset.



The work will be normally performed in a typical interior and office environment located in the offices of AAFS.  The position will require the incumbent to enter into the homes of families and provide Family Worker services and work in high stress social settings, work with potential aggressive clientele, volatile sociopolitical environments, being called out with no notice to emergency situations, travel to semi-remote Anishinaabe communities on rough and winding class “C” roadways and in various weather conditions, exposure to diverse living conditions and community environments and different sociocultural milieus.


Salary Range:  $60,700 – $74,445 per annum


Benefits: AAFS offers 4 weeks paid vacation, Extended Health, Dental, Group Life, AD&D, & Disability benefits after one month of employment and participation in our Pension program.


We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the First Nations communities that we serve. Preference will be given to Internal and/or Indigenous applicants. Please self-identify upon applying.


AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from peoples with disabilities and will provide accessibility accommodations as part of the application process upon request.


Applicants resumes may be used to create a qualified candidates list for recruitment of other positions within our organization.




Manager of Human Resources c/o 20 Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1S7 Fax: (807) 548-1345 or

by E-mail: AAFS.HumanResources@aafs.ca