Care & Treatment Worker

Position:                      Care & Treatment Worker

Hourly Rate:                $24.82 – $30.37                     Reports to Clinical Supervisor / Manager

Location:                     Sault Ste. Marie                      Status:   Casual/Relief

Reference #:   CBS-1109-01

Posting Date:              November 09, 2023                    Closing Date:  November 16, 2023


The Care and Treatment Relief Worker works in collaboration with the Care and Treatment Counsellor in our school-based treatment program. Care and Treatment Programs are intensive, structured, therapeutic, non-residential school-based day treatment programs for children exhibiting moderate to severe emotional, social, and behavioural difficulties. The Care and Treatment Program is designed to serve the needs of children with problems such as emotional disturbance, anti-social behaviour and who are otherwise unable to function within a regular school classroom for reasons associated with emotional behavioural disorders.


• Child and Youth Care Diploma


• Two (2) years’ experience working with children, youth, and families
• Equivalent combinations of training and experience may be considered.


• Demonstrated ability in working with children and adolescents in a day treatment setting.
• Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions, and carry them out and/or delegate.
• Demonstrated ability and maturity to act calmly in situations demanding quick assessment and immediate action.
• Demonstrated ability to working both independently and as an inter-disciplinary team member.
• Sound knowledge of and ability to apply basic child and adolescent management approaches.
• Ability to utilize/access community/ professional resources.
• Knowledge of the application of clinical instruments as part of evaluative practice is an asset (i.e. CAFAS).
• Knowledge of pertinent legislation, such as, The Child Youth and Family Services Act, The Education Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
• Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with Agency staff, consultants, referral sources, service providers, education personnel, and parents.
• Proficiency with computers, especially Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and data MIS.

• Possession of a current First Aid Certificate and CPR is required.
• Ability to provide services in both official languages (English/French) is an asset.
• Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s License, ability to travel, and use of a personal vehicle.
• Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekends.
• Full COVID-19 vaccination required.



1. Maintain the confidentiality of our clients and client information at all times as per agency policies and procedures.

2. Be a member of the Treatment Planning Team, facilitating through the peer consult process, the development, maintenance, and ongoing review of a) individual treatment plans, and b) the day to day content of the program.

3. Coordinate and facilitate the Foods Program.

4. Develop and provide structured daily living skills-based activities, and activity groups as part of the overall program service model.

5. Participate in a variety of Day Treatment activities, including the Adventure-Based Learning activities, to facilitate effective interventions as part of the treatment team.

6. Implement the policies and procedures developed by the Agency to ensure a safe and secure treatment environment in the day treatment program.

7. Provide individual, family and group services where applicable.

8. Work in cooperation with the community case manager and other clinicians assigned to ensure that client information is shared, and that the case plan is coordinated and supported in a timely and efficient manner.

9. Maintain accurate records of services to clients through the use of data collection processes in place within the Day Treatment Program. Maintain contact hour logs and school activity logs to ensure all time allocation within the different program components are assigned to the appropriate sector.

10. Participate in communicating clinical concerns relating to other AFS services to the appropriate AFS Clinical Supervisor / Manager.

11. Provide input into the development of proposals for service growth and delivery.

12. Take the initiative to develop a personal professional development plan.

13. Assume other responsibilities as assigned from time to time by the Clinical Supervisor / Manager.

Algoma Family Services (AFS) is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve.   AFS encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants that may require accommodation during the selection process are encouraged to notify HR when contacted for an interview.



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