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Developmental Services Worker - Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Aug 02, 2019
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level

Classification: Regular Full-Time
Hours: 35 hrs/wk.
Location: 30 College Street
Range: $49,883 - $72,320

NCFST is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the Indigenous population we serve. We encourage First Nations, Metis and Inuit applicants to apply and to please self-identify in their cover letter.


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Healing Team, the Developmental Services Worker will be responsible for implementing and providing services that combine cultural and mainstream models of healing to families, youth and children. This will involve identifying and conducting child and family assessments for children and families who are experiencing behavioural, psychological and emotional difficulties. In addition, the Developmental Services Worker will be responsible for overall case management, liaising and consulting with internal and external resources, preparing and facilitating various individual and group programs and providing resources for youth who have developmental disabilities and/or for parents of children who have developmental disabilities.


  • Formulating concrete case management and therapeutic goals and objectives and identifying appropriate internal and external resources to meet identified needs
  • Inputting reports and statistical data into the database, providing on-going case management, crisis intervention, individual and group counselling and ensuring quality of service to clients through collaboration with all service providers
  • Responding to requests for agency information, case consultations, community public relations, attending meetings in the community including home visits
  • Accountable for ensuring all requests for services are processed in a caring and professional manner consistent with NCFST’s established standards, policies and procedures
  • Providing workshops to staff on various developmental issues
  • Facilitating support groups for parents
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Manager


What we are looking for:

  • A professional/ university degree in the human services field or an equivalent combination of education
    and experience working with Indigenous people
  • Knowledge of contemporary off reserve Indigenous realities, particularly as they relate to developmental
    disabilities, teen and children programming is required
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team approach to service delivery
  • Ability to prioritize and organized multiple demands
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Program development skills
  • Computer skills for data management


If you are interested in this job opportunity, please apply by email on or before August 2, 2019 to quoting reference number #19-07-07.

We are dedicated to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, NCFST will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

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