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Provincial Trainer, Bilingual, Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 28, 2014

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) has represented Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario since 1912, providing service in the areas of government relations, communications, information management, education and training to advocate for the protection and well-being of children.

The OACAS seeks an experienced bilingual trainer to deliver the competency-based Ontario Child Welfare Training Program in English and French to child welfare agency management, staff, resource parents and other community professionals across Ontario.

As a member of OACAS’ training delivery team, you will deliver high-quality learning programs to ensure that training participants develop the skills, knowledge and competencies required to support their agencies to achieve their goals.  You will contribute to the recruitment and development of trainers for OACAS programs, participate in evaluating training and trainer effectiveness, advocate for stakeholder needs, build positive relationships with child welfare agency staff and other community professionals.

As a member of the Child Welfare Service Excellence Department, you will support the work of OACAS by collaborating, engaging and working across departments, within a co-operative and accountable environment.

You have:

  • a post-secondary degree in Adult Education, Social Services or a related field
  • a minimum of 5 years’ experience delivering a broad range of adult learning programs in the child welfare, social services or related sector
  • expert knowledge of adult learning theories, principles, practices, methods, delivery models and technologies and their application to the child welfare sector
  • knowledge of current child welfare legislation, standards, directives and tools
  • superior training delivery, presentation, facilitation, and coaching skills to deliver high quality, effective training to a variety of audiences
  • excellent interpersonal, communications, and relationship management skills to develop effective relationships with learners, agencies, colleagues and community partners
  • ability to establish and maintain a positive learning environment
  • excellent judgment, adaptability and problem-solving skills to address needs of different audiences and make on-site adjustments, as needed, within the approved content and/or process
  • demonstrated understanding of diversity issues affecting child welfare service delivery and knowledge of, sensitivity to, and experience in addressing cultural and regional differences
  • planning, organizational and writing skills to carry out administrative tasks and write reports and other materials
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiarity with technology used in training delivery, such as LCD projectors, videoconferencing, etc.
  • fluent bilingualism in English/French (speaking, reading and writing)

Experience working with aboriginal and/or francophone communities would be an asset. Position requires frequent travel throughout Ontario.

A copy of the full job description is available online at

Salary: Grade 7 ($64,514 to $80,677)
Classification: Professional; Regular, Full-time
Location: Toronto, ON

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Anna Mikhael, Human Resources Co-ordinator by end of day Tuesday, October 28, 2014 quoting number 71028 in the subject line.

Fax: 416-366-8317
Mail: 75 Front Street East, Suite 308, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1V9

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodation at OACAS

We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at 416 987-7725. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.