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Social Worker

Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary - Seasonal Position (September to June recurring)
Job Code:
10104 - Social Worker 2
$1,256.74 - $1,595.67 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
A rewarding career awaits you at the Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch. Currently, we are looking for one (1) Seasonal, Social Worker to support the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf and Sagonaska Demonstration School in Belleville. The schools for the Deaf and Demonstration schools provide specialized school programs for students who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing and for students with Learning Disabilities. Our schools provide a safe place where students, families and staff find support to learn, grow, discover and ultimately, 'Believe in Themselves'.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing or students who have Learning Disabilities? Do you have a social work background and experience working with students with multiple exceptionalities? If your background also includes strong counselling and case management skills, this unique all-encompassing opportunity may be of interest to you.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is an asset. The candidate should be fluent in ASL or be willing to obtain.

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 the OPS 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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
  • Work with students who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing or students who may have Learning Disabilities, some with multiple exceptionalities.
  • Provide social work services and case management services to the students and their families, including conducting assessments, counselling, and group work.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary educational and mental health team.
  • Provide individual counselling to youth and provide child management skills to parents and schools.
  • Liaise with teachers, staff, and other professionals.

How do I qualify?


  • Current registration as a Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Your background and experience enable you to meet the following requirements:
  • In depth knowledge of theories, principles and practices of social work normally acquired through a Master of Social Worker or willingness to obtain, with considerable demonstrated related experience working with youth in a recognized educational and lodging setting.
  • Knowledge of, and ability, to analyse educational programs, community resources and family support systems and to modify them to meet the needs of the students.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, ministry and Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch policies, procedures, and rules of confidentiality.
  • Successful experience working with students who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing, students with Learning Disabilities and their families.
  • Thorough knowledge of child development, social and environmental influences, cultural diversity, family systems and age-appropriate change strategies.
  • Ability to use computers and related software to prepare reports and maintain case documentation.
  • Demonstrated counselling and case management skills.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) to be able to provide appropriate clinical services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and families or willingness to obtain.

Additional Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in English, to communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and professionals.
  • Well-developed research and recording skills for documentation.
  • Presentation skills to deliver training workshops to parents, staff and school boards.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 350 Dundas St W, Belleville, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Friday, May 19, 2023
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    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division 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.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 12, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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