JOB INVENTORY - Bilingual Child and Youth Counsellor

Position Details

  • Title
    JOB INVENTORY - Bilingual Child and Youth Counsellor
  • Type of Position
  • Date Published
    February 22, 2021 08:00 AM
  • Closing Date
    December 31, 2021 12:00 AM

Position Description

Seeking on an ongoing basis. Resumes of qualified candidates will be placed in an inventory for a six (6) month period.





Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like an opportunity to improve the life of a child or youth in Ottawa? The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is searching for dynamic and committed people to join one of the largest Children’s Aid Society’s in Ontario, to fulfill the role of a Casual Child and Youth Counsellor.


The role of the Bilingual Casual Child & Youth Counsellor (CYC) is to ensure the safety and well being of children and/or youth within the Family Visitation Program.

Family Visitation Program:

Child & Youth Counsellors work in collaboration and consultation with other Society staff, with the child and his/her family, and any care providers. This includes supervising access visits with the children who are currently in the care of the CASO. The goal of the Society, within Child Access service delivery, is to provide appropriate time and resources to allow children to visit with their parents and/or other family members, under supervised conditions. This ensures their safety and well‑being, while allowing the children to maintain relationships, which are significant and important to them.

Parent Model Program:

The Child & Youth Counsellor working within our Parent Model Foster Homes would assume responsibility for the direct care of the child by supervising and assisting in daily living routines and transporting children to appointments and activities. They observe the established practices and procedures of the residence or program and carry out appropriate action in handling a variety of difficult situations.


  • Enrolment in and completion of at least 2 years of study in a community college or university program related to the field of Child Welfare.

  • Six months of related experience working with children and/or youth.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the culture, history and current oppressions experienced by people related to gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation faced within the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the culture, history and current oppressions experienced by Indigenous peoples and racialized communities.

  •  Applies anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-colonialism, anti-heterosexism and anti-cissexism lenses to social problems.

  • Valid Driver’s license and access or ownership to a vehicle is required.

  • Cell phone is required.

  • Proficiency in both English and French (in oral and in writing).

Hours of Work:

The worker is expected to work flexible hours (which may include days, evenings and weekends) in order to meet the needs of the client. Schedules are determined two (2) weeks in advance based on program needs and casual staff availability. Open availability will be considered an asset.


The rate of pay will be $28.89/hr to $36.94/hr plus an additional 6% of the base rate in lieu of insurable benefits. Vacation pay of 4% of regular earnings is added to each pay cheque. 

If you are interested in the above opportunity, please apply online by clicking on the “Apply” link below.

We thank all applicants for their interests in the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

CASO is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live in and serve. The Society encourages applications from all qualified individuals.