We provide a comprehensive orientation process customized to your role with the Society. During orientation you will have an opportunity to meet with all members of the Senior Leadership Team as well as representatives from key
agency departments. Your equipment needs and training needs are assessed. You will also be provided with information about the Health, Safety and Wellness initiatives of the agency.
Provincial Ontario Child Protection Training Program
All new Child Protection Workers are enrolled in a mandatory extensive New Worker Training Program. While
maintaining a very limited caseload, new caseworkers participate in up to 25 orientation and training days on modules
- The evolution and context of child welfare
- Orientation, eligibility and investigation
- The Risk Assessment Model for child protection in Ontario, Part 1
- The impact of maltreatment upon growth and development
- Identifying and responding to child maltreatment
- Child protection assessment, Risk Assessment Model, Part 2
- Plan of service and ongoing reviews, Risk Assessment Model, Part 3
- Child and Family Services Act and legal services in child welfare
- Interviewing children
- Attachment, separation and placement
- Children in care
Ongoing Training and Development
A comprehensive calendar of training and development events is prepared three times per year to help you improve in your current assignment or to develop new knowledge and skills that will prepare you for new assignments with the Society. Financial support is available for employees to attend training sessions or complete degree requirements. Educational leaves of absence are also available.
Aspiring Leaders Program
One way the Society promotes employee development is through the Aspiring Leaders Program. Each year 12 candidates are selected to participate. This nine module program provides participants the opportunity to enhance their leadership abilities through facilitated sessions, directed readings, application and evaluation processes.