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Come Join Bruce Grey Child and Family Services!

BGCFS is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the diverse populations we serve. We encourage applicants from Indigenous, African Canadian, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply and self identify in their cover letter. We are committed to creating an accessible environment for all. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

BGCFS has its main office in Owen Sound and an additional office in Walkerton. Bruce and Grey counties offer many kilometers of waterfront along Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. These two bodies of water are central attractions for the year round and seasonal residents. We are also a close drive to the Blue Mountains area.

BGCFS is committed to partnering with the communities to provide professional child welfare services, focused on promoting the best interests, protection, and well-being of children and youth. We work with parents, family members, and community organizations to promote and support families.
We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace and our community. Click here to learn more.

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BGCFS’s employees and volunteers are dedicated to serving the well-being of children and families within the Grey and Bruce communities. We operate from our corporate office in Owen Sound and we have a second office location in Walkerton.

The communities within Bruce and Grey county have seen growth and development over the last decade with many new businesses and recreational opportunities. Bruce County, specifically Tiverton, Ontario, is home to Bruce Power. Bruce Power produces 30% of Ontario’s annual power and provides strong community activism and numerous employment opportunities. Education in the counties is within the boards of the Bluewater District School Board, the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board, and Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence.

Our Mission & Vision

  • Mission

    We are dedicated to the safety, well-being and quality of life for children and youth.

  • Vision

    Engaged and caring communities where children and youth thrive in strong families.

Our Core Values

  • Caring

  • Respect

  • Integrity

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  • Collaboration

  • Accountability

  • Transparency

Why work for us?

  • Flexible working model

    Our work is often performed in a blended virtual and in-person environment. We offer flexibility for staff to balance their workplace responsibilities in a manner that supports accountability, while also ensuring an ability to meet their personal and family needs.

  • Competitive benefits package

    Competitive salary and extended group health, dental and life insurance plans for eligible employees, fully paid by BGCFS. BGCFS provides staff with a CAA membership and reimbursement of mileage.

  • OMERS pension

    Eligible employees participate in our OMERS pension plan, with employer and employee sharing premiums equally.

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  • Inclusive and diverse staff

    BGCFS is committed to the diversity of our workforce being present at every level of the organization and in every service area, as well as having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the area we serve.

  • Vacation and time off

    Our workforce starts with 4 weeks of vacation per year with this increasing up through year 10 of employment.

Please see our external recruitment section below to learn about the steps in this process. Employment at Bruce Grey Child and Family Services is conditional upon the verification of:

  • Academic and/or professional credentials
  • A criminal and vulnerable sector record check
  • Provincial child welfare record check
  • Valid, full-G Ontario driver license and confirmation of vehicle (where required)
  • Proof of vehicle insurance (where required)
  • Medical note from your physician indicating you are fit to perform the duties of the job and if any accommodation is required.

BGCFS is fully committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of Bruce and Grey and strongly encourages application from all qualified individuals.

We welcome applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons and those from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

BGCFS is 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 that may require accommodation during the selection process are encouraged to notify the Human Resources Department when contacted for an interview.

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.

We appreciate all applications received. All communications will be held in strict and professional confidence. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their submissions.

External Recruitment Process

  • Job Posting

    A job is posted to fill a vacancy need (backfill, special project or additional support).

  • Application

    Applicants are pre-screened to ensure they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Qualified applicants are selected to move to the next stage in the recruitment process.

  • Interview

    Successful applicants are then invited to participate in an interview. There may be additional assignments as part of the competition process to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities as it relates to the position.

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  • Evaluation

    Applicants will be evaluated on knowledge, skills, ability, and experience as it relates to the position applied for.

  • Offer

    Once all required checks are complete, the successful applicant is made a verbal offer of employment followed by a written offer. Once a signed offer is received, all unsuccessful applicants are notified via email or phone and offered feedback. Offers are conditional on ensuring the agency received the documentation noted in the written offer, such as verification of credentials.

  • Onboarding

    Orientation activities such as access, equipment, additional documentation, onboarding, and training begin.

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