Social Worker – Bilingual (French-English)



THRIVE Child Development Centre is an incorporated, non-profit Children’s Treatment Centre employing over 60 staff made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, therapy assistants, early childhood educators, program and support staff. We provide inter-disciplinary pediatric rehabilitation, respite care, an on-site child care program and resource support to community child care centres in Sault Ste. Marie and throughout the District of Algoma. Our strengths-based philosophy of service delivery upholds family involvement and enablement as an integral part of effective intervention. Our services support the long-term outcomes of community participation and quality of life.

Our Social Workers are responsible for supporting families of children and youth with multiple and/or complex special needs throughout Algoma by providing Family Centred care through:
• Helping families understand diagnosis
• Completing holistic assessments and making key referrals to ensure they get the support and help they need
• Providing complex case management, counselling, and facilitating groups
• A key part of this position will be providing education and presentations within our community.

We are currently seeking an energetic and passionate individual who has an interest and experience providing presentations in the community as well as networking with community agencies. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of complex special needs including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and a commitment to family centred and strengths based practice. The successful candidate will have a post-secondary degree in social work and will be in good standing with the OCSWSSW. A valid Driver’s licence, reliable vehicle and willingness to travel throughout the Algoma district is a requirement of this position. The ability to communicate in both official languages would be preferred; however, all otherwise qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include a competitive salary, paid sick days, benefits and option to contribute to a leading industry pension plan.


How to apply:

If you are interested in supporting children/youth to reach their personal extraordinary, please submit your resume and cover letter by August 24, 2020 to:

Business Director
THRIVE Child Development Centre
74 Johnson Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6C 2V5
Fax: (705) 759-0783
Please reference “Social Work” in your email subject line.

All applications are appreciated; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. THRIVE Child Development Centre is an equal opportunity employer and provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities.