Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services is a not-for-profit child and family services agency offering services in a holistic manner to strengthen children and families in their own communities in the context of their unique cultural heritage.


POSITION:                     Intake Screener (Union Position)

COMPETITION:           22-01

LOCATION:                   Timmins – with regular and frequent travel throughout the districts

STATUS:                        Full Time – 35 hours per week

CLOSING DATE:         January 13, 2022@ 4:30pm


The Intake Worker reports to the Intake Lead. The Intake Worker is responsible to coordinate and complete all intakes and investigations including high risk files. High risk files are 12-hour responses and/or files, which fall under extreme physical abuse of a child; partner violent with the potential of lethality; human trafficking; sexual abuse; suspicious unexplained injuries to child; high risk youth; and any other investigation considered high risk.


Education and Experience:

  • BSW, MSW preferred, with a minimal of 5 years in Child Welfare including supervisory experience or combination of education and experience acceptable to the employer
  • Must have extensive forensic experience and demonstrated ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Must have experience working with First Nations families and communities
  • Being knowledgeable regarding all current legislation which impacts the provision of services to Indigenous families and children.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • To liaise with the Intake Team to receive all 12-hour responses and high risk and complex investigations in conjunction with the Intake Lead review/consultation
  • Conduct joint investigations and home visits with police as appropriate to ensure the safety of children through the procedure of forensic interviewing
  • Interview and assess all parties involved including referral source, children and extended families and other professionals
  • Complete Investigation and Assessments for the purpose of formulating safety, treatment and service plans for the child and family
  • To assist child and family through linking them to other agencies that can provide support for social/emotional/psychological and physical wellbeing
  • Consult with community partners in developing appropriate extended family and Alternative Care placements and admit children into the care and custody of the Agency when necessary
  • Document, complete and coordinate all requirements for court hearings
  • Appear as a witness in child welfare, criminal or family court
  • Prepare children and families for the transfer of service from Investigation to Ongoing Services
  • Prepare and attend transfer interviews and conferences
  • Collaborate with the First Nation Communities to explore options and alternative strategies to address complex issues affecting First Nations families
  • Coordinates case management regarding High Risk files, ensuring an emphasis on early intervention and least disruptive measures
  • Collaborates with other intake workers regarding files and supports appropriate file management for High Risk and standard files
  • Complete statistical and contextual information as required by Program Co-ordinator
  • Where required, will provide periodic supervisory coverage within Child Protection Department

A detailed job description is available upon request.Please quote the Competition No. in your cover letter and resume, and submit by email to HR@kunuwanimano.com,. This is only an internal posting.

Please note that preference will be given to qualified First Nations and Aboriginal applicants. Please self-identify. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodation is available on request from candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Thank you for your interest in our Agency. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Job Category: Intake Screener
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Timmins
Closing Date: January 13 2022 @ 4:30pm
Competition #: 22-01
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