Investigation & Assessment Worker

Investigation & Assessment Worker

Investigation & Assessment Worker

Kenora —Full-Time Permanent


The Investigation and Assessment (I&A) Worker is responsible for conducting investigations and assessment services for all cases alleging child abuse and/or neglect. The I&A Worker prioritizes cases where children are believed to be in need of immediate protection.The I&A Worker reports to the Resource Manager in all aspects of job function.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reports To:

Investigation & Assessment Resource Manager


  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree or Community College Diploma with three (3) years experience in services for children and their families or a comparable human service program, however a combination of education, experience and skills may be considered;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and Regulations, particularly in the application of Part X relating to Customary Care of the First Nations;
  • Expert knowledge of the Child Protection Standards in Ontario including case management and documentation requirements;
  • Expert knowledge of Customary Care, service development and delivery, First Nation communities, family structure, and local customs and traditions;
  • Working knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services including policies, procedures, guidelines, and protocols;
  • Strong commitment to helping Anishinaabe children and their families by providing services in ways that respect Anishinaabe culture and spiritual practices;
  • Ability to take direction and work within the policies, procedures, and guidelines as well as the mission, philosophy, and core values of the Agency;
  • Excellent assessment skills with proven ability to determine imminent danger to children and/or the risk of future harm to children;
  • Excellent investigative skills with proven ability to conduct thorough interviews and prepare comprehensive details case recordings, reports and case notes;
  • Extensive experience working with a computerized database;
  • Excellent communication, time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills;
  • Must be committed to ensure the highest level of confidentiality at all times;
  • Possession of First Aid and CPR certificates an asset;
  • Ability to flex daily work hours as determined by the Resource Manager;
  • Must provide after hours On-Call duties as part of a rotating schedule;
  • Must possess a valid Ontario G Driver License and willing to travel;
  • Must provide a Vulnerable Sector Check and Driver Abstract; and
  • Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred and a definite asset.

Additional Requirements:

Closing Date: No later than Monday, February 12, 2018, at 4:30pm. Late applications will not be considered.

AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Submit resume with cover letter quoting file #I&AW20180212 to:

Director of Human Resources

C/o 20 Main Street South,

Kenora ON., P9N 1S7,

Fax:807 548-1345 or by


Miigwetch to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Intervieweesmustsubmit a current Vulnerable Sector Check and Drivers Abstractat time of interview.