Apply By: Friday, March 18, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 38 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Regional Clinical Supervisor (Registered Social Worker)

Ministry of the Attorney General
Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division, Office of the Children's Lawyer
Job Term:
1 Permanent, 1 Temporary (up to 9 months with possibility of extension)
Job Code:
03525 - Executive Officer 3 (B/U)
$1,568.10 - $2,045.83 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL) is responsible for conducting clinical investigations and the preparation of reports for consideration by the courts in identifying and protecting the best interests of children regarding custody, access, child support and education of children involved in legal proceedings.

We are seeking Regional Clinical Supervisors to coordinate and supervise clinical investigation services and develop and implement service delivery priorities, while ensuring that investigations meet professional social work standards and legal requirements.

The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness.

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:
• Canada's Top 100 Employers
• Canada's Best Diversity Employers
• Greater Toronto's Top Employers
• Canada's Greenest Employers
• Canada's Top Employers for Young People

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Supervise a caseload of Fee-for-Service (FFS) agents (Clinical Panel Members)
• Provide clinical oversight and direction for FFS panel agents throughout the investigation and report preparation process
• Develop and conduct professional development sessions for FFS agents to ensure the effective transfer of knowledge and best practices within assigned regions
• Participate in developing policies and procedures in all aspects of case management and investigation
• Assist OCL lawyers in providing consultation and advice regarding psychosocial aspects of cases, assisting in assembling information and evaluating data, interpreting child's needs, and providing clinical input at meetings and in court
• Conduct stakeholder consultations to identify regional needs, service gaps and pressures related to OCL services
• Other duties, as required
(Click on the "View Job Description" link for more info)

How do I qualify?


• You have a Master's degree in Social Work and registration in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
(NOTE: your registration number will be verified at the screening stage and only thosecurrently registered in good standing will be considered for the position)

Supervisory and Training Skills

• You have supervisory expertise to provide clinical supervision, evaluation, and consultation to panel agents
• You have clinical skills to intervene in complex custody and access disputes and can work within a legal context
• You have effective training skills to develop and present professional development sessions to panel agents and training programs to community partner organizations

Technical Knowledge

• You have knowledge of theories, practices and techniques of social work in order to supervise and provide clinical oversight to panel agents while ensuring quality of investigations and court documents related to custody, access, child support, and education of children involved in legal proceedings
• You are aware of current clinical research, case law, psychosocial theories, and other related issues (i.e. intimate partner violence, mental health, alienation, abuse and substance abuse, etc.) to oversee sensitive and complex clinical investigations
• You can interpret and apply strategies, directions, standards, and legislation related to the legal representation of children involved in legal proceedings (i.e. Family Law Act, Divorce Act, Children's Law Reform Act, Child Youth and Family Services Act, Courts of Justice Act)

Problem-Solving, Research, and Analytical Skills

• You are able to intervene in contentious cases and identify appropriate course of action to resolve conflicts concerning panel agents, OCL clients, partners, and lawyers
• You are able to monitor a large regional caseload and coordinate activities from multiple sources while meeting strict deadlines
• You can obtain, assess, and provide opinions and clinical investigative reports

Relationship Management and Communication Skills

• You can represent the OCL with regional stakeholders while maintaining on-going dialogue and promoting the integration of OCL programs with regional priorities and programs
• You have excellent written communication skills to prepare reports, policies, procedures, issues notes, and briefing notes

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 393 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 393 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Friday, February 25, 2022
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, March 18, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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