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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
    Descriptive info: .. FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES.. OF THE WATERLOO REGION.. Volunteers needed for tutoring, mentoring, and parent/family aide.. Must be able to volunteer for 6 months or more.. Apply to Volunteer Online.. Volunteering is good for you!.. For more information read new study.. Contact.. volunteer.. services@facswaterloo.. org.. Accessibility.. Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region.. 200 Ardelt Ave.. , Kitchener, ON, N2C 2L9.. 168 Hespeler Rd.. , Cambridge, ON, N1R 6V7.. phone: (519)576-0540.. fax: (519)576-4709 email:.. inquiries@facswaterloo.. Book a Meeting.. Room in the.. Family Centre.. By TwitterIcon.. com..

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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
    Descriptive info: Abuse and Neglect.. What is Abuse and Neglect.. |.. Who to Contact Us.. When to Contact.. How FACS Responds.. Generally, child abuse is categorized into four major conditions: neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse.. Although these divisions may be useful in principle, child care staff must remember it is more common for a child to suffer more than one form of abuse.. For example, children who have been physically abused may also have been told that they are bad or stupid and that they deserve what they are getting.. Neglect is the chronic inattention or omission on the part of the care giver to provide for the basic emotional and/or physical needs of the child, including food, clothing, nutrition, adequate supervision, health, hygiene, safety, medical and psychological care and education.. Emotionally neglected children do not receive the necessary psychological nurturance to foster their own growth and development.. The consequences of neglect can be very serious, particularly for young children.. The child who does not receive adequate emotional, cognitive and physical stimulation, physical care and nutrition may experience lags in development.. These lags in development may be irreversible.. Some examples of neglect are:.. A lack of adequate food, clothing or shelter.. A child's basic physical needs are not met.. Emotional neglect or lack of supervision.. Lack of medical or dental care.. Deliberate locking children out of the house.. Deliberate locking children in their rooms.. Failure to provide psychological or developmental treatment when required.. Physical abuse includes all acts by a caregiver which result in physical harm to a  ...   not exceed reasonable force.. BUT injuries to a child or using objects to discipline are not acceptable.. Bruising, welts, broken skin.. Belts, electrical cords, other objects.. Handling babies roughly/shaking.. Sexual abuse is the involvement by a person who has power over a child, of any form of sexual activity with the child.. Sexual abuse includes acts such as: fondling, genital stimulation, oral sex and using fingers, penis or objects for vaginal penetration.. The offender may engage the child in the sexual activity through threats, bribes, force, misrepresentation, and other forms of coercion.. The power of the abuse can lie in his/her superiority or age, intellectual or physical development, relationship of authority and/or dependency with the child.. Some examples of sexual harm (Assault, Abuse) are:.. Coercion.. Using a child for sexual gratification/exploitation.. Touching a child in a sexual way.. Encouraging or forcing a child to participate in any sexual activity.. Encouraging or forcing a child to touch another person in a sexual way.. Telling a child to touch him or herself for an adult's or older child's sexual purposes.. Emotional abuse is a pattern of overt rejecting, isolating, degrading, terrorizing, corruption, exploiting, denying emotional responsiveness, and punishing a child's attempts to interact with the environment.. The caregiver may use any of these tactics in relating to and disciplining the child.. Children who witness violence in their home may suffer emotional damage.. Some examples of emotional harm (Abuse) are:.. A pattern of attacking a child's self-worth/emotional development.. Criticizing.. Teasing.. Belittling.. Insulting.. Rejecting.. Ignoring.. Isolating and shunning.. fax: (519)576-4709 email:..

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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo region
    Descriptive info: Careers.. Career Opportunities.. Current Postings.. Departments.. Hiring Criteria.. Benefits.. Relocation.. FAQ.. Print version of this page.. The Waterloo Region is a municipality of 450,000 people and is situated 100 km west of Toronto, Ontario and is one of the most prosperous areas of Canada offering many exciting opportunities in the fields of education, culture and recreation.. Family and Children's Services is Waterloo Region's child welfare organization.. We operate from numerous locations throughout the region, providing services to help children and improve family life.. Our (575+) employees include social workers, residential child care staff and a wide variety of support and administrative personnel, all of whom contribute to improving the quality of life for the children and families of our community.. We recognize that a career in child welfare is demanding, requiring extraordinary dedication, care and compassion.. However, the rewards can be tremendous.. Knowing that you have enhanced the quality of life for so many children and families is just one area of satisfaction.. Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region is committed to an environment supportive of diversity.. Diversity refers to the many different characteristics of the people who live, work and are served in Waterloo Region.. Diversity includes in its meaning differences such as our colour, the country we came from or the culture we belong to, our religion, our sexual orientation, our marital status, our age or disability.. The Values Statement which guides the work and operations of the agency includes t.. he following paragraphs which form the basis of our commitment to embrace diversity.. every individual is a person to be valued.. all people, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, same-sex partnership status, family status, disability, or record of offences should receive a respectful and inclusive response from everyone.. the promotion of inclusiveness and equality in the agency is a duty of all employees, board members, foster parents, placement students, and volunteers.. loving and nurturing caregivers include opposite and same sex couples, extended family members, and single adults.. Employment applications are encouraged from all individuals.. Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region is an equal opportunity Employer.. The following outlines are qualifications for our various frontline staff:.. INTAKE or ONGOING SERVICE WORKERS:.. Master of Social Work preferred; Bachelor of Social Work Degree.. Our social workers do investigations into allegations that children are in need of protection and deal with long term family service as well they provide investigative and case management services to families and children; assuming complete case management responsibility for protection caseload; assess family and individual functioning including risk to children; providing therapeutic intervention to clients; protective services to clients; as well as administrative responsibilities including preparing reports, correspondence and documents for internal and external use.. SALARY RANGE:.. $48,039.. 94 - $63,217.. 28 per annum.. FOSTER CARE WORKER AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE WORKER:.. BSW or MSW preferred, with consideration given to degree in the social sciences with experience.. These workers counsel and support children in care and provide support to foster families.. $42,371.. 63 - $55,758.. 18 per annum.. RESIDENTIAL DIRECT CARE WORKERS:.. Child and Youth Diploma and/or degree in the social sciences with  ...   of your position.. Medical Note from your physician stating that you are medically fit for employment and free of communicable diseases; cost reimbursed to $25 maximum.. Copy of up-to-date immunization card.. Tuberculin Disease Screening (TB test).. A current Standard First Aid/CPR certificate is required.. PMAB (Preventative Management of Aggressive Behavior Training) Certificate.. We have proudly worked together with OPSEU for years enhancing the working conditions and benefits provided to all of our staff.. The employee benefit packages are superior and most are provided at no cost to employees.. We pride ourselves on being one of the best child welfare agencies in the Province of Ontario.. We offer very competitive wages, security; flexible work schedules; credit for recent related child welfare experience; advancement possibilities and enhanced training for ongoing professional development.. The Agency is dedicated to providing permanent full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package to meet the ongoing needs of each staff member.. The following is a partial list of available benefits:.. Vacation:.. After the first year of service Social Work and Management staff receive 22 days vacation; Excluded, Office and Clerical and Residential staff receive 17 days vacation.. Sick Leave:.. Staff are granted 1 days sick leave per month for temporary illness (up to a maximum of 120 days) subject to the presentation of medical documentation acceptable to the Agency.. As well, each employee may use up to five (5) days from their sick bank per calendar year to care for an immediate family member.. Group Health Insurance and Dental Benefits:.. Extended Health.. Paramedical Services.. Dental Benefits.. Life Insurance.. Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.. Out-of-Province Travel Insurance.. Cell Phone Reimbursement.. Long Term Disability Insurance:.. LTD coverage provides a benefit to employees should they become totally disabled.. 66 2/3% of earnings is paid after 105 calendar days of continuous illness.. Pension:.. The Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System (OMERS) provides employees a pension upon retirement.. Pension contributions are shared 50:50 by employee and employer.. Travel Allowance:.. The Agency's mileage rate is 41 cents per kilometer.. Cell Phone Reimbursement:.. The Agency will reimburse social work staff for a personal cell phone used for Agency purposes, to a maximum $22 per month.. When the Agency offers employment to a prospective employee, who lives more than 400 kilometers from the Kitchener / Cambridge, Ontario offices, relocation assistance is provided as follows; between 400 and 1000 kilometers - $ 500.. 00.. More than 1000 kilometers, up to $1000.. Relocation expenses are only payable if the candidate is successful in getting the job.. Expenses for travel to and from the interview(s) are not reimbursable.. Relocation Expenses:.. If an employee elects to commute because of personal choice in housing, the Agency would not be responsible for any moving costs after more than six (6) months form the effective date of becoming a permanent employee.. Transfer and Storage of Employee's Possessions:.. The Agency will pay an employee up to $1000.. 00 for relocation costs including a moving van plus in-transit storage.. Traveling Expenses:.. The mileage and or expense for the initial trip by the employee to the Region to review new surroundings, house-hunting etc.. are eligible to be claimed as part of the available $1000.. 00 eligible expenses.. fax: (519)576-5304 email:.. resume@facswaterloo..

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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
    Descriptive info: Community Info.. Agency Bulletin.. Emergency Sources of Food.. Agency/Community Programs.. Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region:.. The Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region is a collaborative of agencies that provides wrap-around, seamless services to victims of domestic violence - all from a single location.. Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs.. Sexual Abuse Treatment Program Walk In Consultation.. That's Not Cool Campaign:.. In late March organizations throughout Ontario will be promoting the websites.. www.. thatsnotcool.. and.. facebook.. com/thatsnotcoolcanada.. That s Not Cool is a public education campaign using digital examples of controlling, pressuring and threatening behaviour to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse.. You may find it worthwhile to check out the websites yourself and have a conversation with your own teens.. If you have any questions about the campaign or wish to get involved please contact Anthony Piscitelli at.. apiscitelli@regionofwaterloo.. ca.. The Children's Needs Distribution Centre.. - call (519)745-9461 for an appointment.. Highland Baptist Church, 135 Highland Road West, Kitchener.. Basic Needs Guide.. - written by the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo, helps provide individuals with connections to vital resources within your community.. http://www.. waterlooregion.. org/basic/.. 2003 City of Kitchener Black Book.. - contains valuable information about services available in the community.. Published by the City of Kitchener, much of the information refers to services available in Kitchener.. Call (519) 741-2323 for your free copy.. Web site coming soon.. KidsAbility.. Independant Living Centre of the Waterloo Region.. Kitchener-Waterloo Access-Ability.. Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program (C.. O.. D.. R.. P.. ).. Pride Stables offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons to people with disabilities.. Community Links.. is a virtual resource centre providing easy access to online databases and related services in Waterloo Region, Dufferin and Wellington Counties.. Community Connection.. published by Waterloo Region District School Board.. Guides to Activities in Waterloo Region.. Growing Up in Grand River.. - A comprehensive listing of family events available in Waterloo Region.. Copies are available at your local libraries or Ontario.. Early Years Centres.. St..  ...   Waterloo Jazz Festival.. July.. Waterloo Busker Carnival.. August.. Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival.. September.. Kitchener Farmers Market.. Jacobs Farmers Market.. Waterloo Farmers Market.. Cambridge Farmers Market.. Kitchener Public Library.. Hosts many low cost activities throughout the year including free films and various children's programs.. Waterloo Public Library.. Hosts a Family Fun Day and many other exciting events.. Tooney Tuesdays - Children's entertainment in front of Kitchener City Hall on Tuesday evenings in July.. Kidspark in Victoria Park, Kitchener.. City of Kitchener Skate Parks.. City of Cambridge Skate Parks.. Waterloo Rec Complex Action Sports Park.. Chandler-Mowat After 4 Program.. July & August.. YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo.. Other Activities.. Watch children's (siblings)school games.. Plant some seeds in a window box or pot and watch them grow.. Visit a maple syrup bush in the spring.. Attend a cat, dog, or horse show.. Watch a local band practice e.. : pipe bands at the Armoury locations, Salvation Army bands, etc.. Attend the Mill Race Festival in Cambridge, Civic Holiday weekend in August.. Bike on trail.. Watch a minor sports game: soccer, baseball, and hockey.. Play in a park.. Watch a parade.. Make a scrap book.. Visit a book store.. Watch fireworks at designated parks on Victoria Day and Canada Day.. Toboggan down a safe hill.. Go on a picnic.. Play a board game at the park.. Play Chess in front of Kitchener City Hall.. Go to see antique cars when they come to your mall, park, etc.. Ontario Early Years Centres.. Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies.. Child Welfare League of Canada.. Child Welfare League of America.. Youth Services Bureau.. Canadian Association for Community Living.. HRSDC - Homelessness Partnering Strategy.. City of Ottawa Housing Branch.. The Centre for Equality Rights in Accomodation.. Community Mental Health Evaluation Initiative in Ontario.. CAMH Health Systems Research Unit Home Page.. International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services.. Parent Help Line.. Block Parent Canada.. Safe Kids Canada.. Government of Canada - Families & Children.. Locate a Society..

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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
    Descriptive info: Help for Parents.. Help For Parents.. Supervision of Children.. Babysitting Checklist.. Positive Discipline.. Positive Parenting.. Parenting Teens.. Resources and Links.. The role of parent is a challenging, very demanding and creative position for which we generally have little or no training.. It is a more than full time, 24 hour, lifetime commitment that allows no breaks even when we are sick, sleep deprived, financially unstable, isolated or dealing with crisis's or issues.. A little training, someone to talk to, a book, a community centre program or some tips and pointers can make parenting tasks simpler.. If someone stuck a scalpel in your hand and asked you to perform surgery, you would probably laugh; yet as parents we assume our instincts and intuition will guide us though a job that is constantly changing and requires an incrediblely varied skill set.. Dr.. Michael J.. Bradley.. writes the following:.. No one questions the evolutionary process of learning, except when we talk of parenting.. With a near-religious fervor, we often enshrine (and thus cripple) parenting as something sacred and beyond our routine functioning.. We love to support the romantic delusion that, unlike other skilled jobs, we should intuitively and permanently know how to parent based on how we were raised, either by doing  ...   and strength that make piloting an aircraft pale in comparison.. There are many resources within our community and surrounding area that can help make parenting a little easier when you have concerns, need some reassurance or parenting advice.. We have tried to supply some of the ones we know about in this section of our site.. When parenting becomes too overwhelming and there is little support from family or friends, when parents are very young and are not prepared the responsibility or when a drug or alcohol abuse problem makes it more difficult to be a good parent , we are here to provide guidance and help.. Please call us:.. If you need help regarding a pregnancy;.. If you find the stress of being a parent becoming overwhelming.. If you are aware of a child or youth who may be abused or neglected;.. If you know or suspect that another child or youth is exposed to domestic violence;.. If you are outside of Waterloo Region, the telephone directory will have the phone number of the nearest office.. The emergency pages in most Ontario telephone directories list the number of the local Children's Aid Society (or Family and Children's Services).. All Children's Aid Societies have emergency service, 24 hours a day..

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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
    Descriptive info: Welcome to our Foundation.. Visit our Foundation.. Who We Are.. Grants and Special Funds.. Foundation Events.. How We Help.. Foundation Publications.. Ways to Give.. Wish List.. The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Agency.. We believe that children are our most valuable resource and each child should have the opportunity to meet his or her full potential.. As such, our role is to provide the community with the opportunity to enrich the lives of vulnerable children and youth through a wide range of giving opportunities, provide semi-annual grant updates and newsletters, honour and acknowledge the support we receive  ...   explore this site and learn about the many ways the Foundation is working (with your support) to provide children at risk the chance to reach their full potential.. If you would like more information on how you can support Family Children's Services through financial contributions, in-kind donations, or to host an event on our behalf, please don't hesitate to contact us.. Special Events.. CHYM FM Tree of Hope.. Adopt a Family / Youth.. Coming soon.. Glass Slipper Affair.. Hot Shots Street Hockey Tournament.. FCS Foundation Office.. 65 Hanson Avenue,.. Kitchener, ON N2L 2C9.. Phone: (519) 748-8733.. Fax: (519) 570-0160.. foundation@facswaterloo..

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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
    Descriptive info: VOLUNTEERING.. Volunteer Opportunities.. |.. Benefits of Volunteering.. How Volunteers Help.. Bulletin/Training Events Schedule.. Forms.. Links.. Volunteering Opportunities.. Over 300 volunteers help us provide service to children, youth and families each year.. Their contribution to.. the work of the agency is invaluable and they provide a vital link between the agency and the community we serve.. Who Can Volunteer?.. Men and women of all ages, single and partnered, working, retired, students.. Volunteers represent various racial,.. cultural, and ethnic groups.. Volunteers are people who choose to contribute some of their time, energy and special skills to our agency.. What do Volunteers Do?.. Agency volunteers provide a wide range of services.. Some volunteers befriend, tutor, provide child care, drive, or work with families.. Volunteers may also research lifebooks/social  ...   How Can I Become a Volunteer?.. Call our Volunteer Services staff at (519) 576-0540, or e-mail us at Volunteer.. Services@facswaterloo.. You will be asked to come.. to an interview, provide three references, complete a criminal record check, consent to an agency record check, and attend four two hour.. orientation sessions.. This process will help both of us decide whether volunteering some time at our agency is the right thing for you.. Once you are approved as a volunteer we will match you to an assignment that most closely relates to your interests and skills.. Must be able to volunteer for 6 months or more.. ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY.. Contact Us.. phone (519) 576-0540 and ask for a Volunteer Services Staff.. or email us at..

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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
    Descriptive info: FAQs.. Adoption.. Volunteering.. Our Foundation.. What's the process for adopting a child?.. Contact a Recruitment Worker to discuss your interest in adoption.. An information package will be sent to you.. Submit the Adoption Application to the worker and an in home interview will be scheduled.. Attend nine week PRIDE pre-service training.. Complete adoption questionnaires, including financial information.. 5 Reference letters.. Police checks for each adult living in the home over 18 years of age.. Driver's abstracts for each driver living in the home.. Medical report detailing the past and current health of each applicant.. SAFE homestudy- consisting of 4-5 interviews and a safety inspection of your home.. A family picture or profile.. How long does the adoption process take?.. 6 months to 2 years for the process above.. it can take much longer to actually proceed in adopting a child.. Who decides which people will receive adoptive children?.. the birth families decide in the case of infants.. agency workers will match children and families.. Do I have to be wealthy to adopt a child?.. No, but you must show that you can support a child on your income.. Do I have to be married to adopt a child?.. No.. Back to Adoption.. Who will answer if I call with a concern about child abuse or neglect?.. Family and Children Services has staff available to respond to calls around the clock, including holidays.. If you are calling after-hours, you may need to leave your number for someone to return your call.. Please listen carefully to the instructions on the automated greeting on the voice mail.. What will happen if I call Family and Children Services if I am overwhelmed with being a parent or if I have a concern/suspicion of abuse of a child other than my own?.. The worker taking your call will ask you various questions such as details of your concern, dates , names of the children, address, phone number where you can be reached.. Depending on the information you have given, the worker may be able to deal with the situation over the phone or they may consult with their supervisor as to how best to respond to this concern.. Will I be asked to give Family and Children Services my name?.. You will be asked for your name if you are calling about your own children.. If you are a person calling in with a concern about another child and do not wish to leave your name, you can remain anonymous.. Will it be on record if I call?.. All the calls are documented but a file is only opened if a call warrants an investigation and/or home visit.. If Family and Children Services decide that my children need to be removed from home for their safety and well being, where will they go?.. Where possible, children are placed with a family member.. If that is not an immediate or possible option, children will be placed in a foster home within the Waterloo Region.. If a family member's home becomes available in the future, this will be considered.. Will I be able to see them or talk to them?.. In most cases, an access visit will be arranged as soon as possible and you will be consulted about setting up a regular visiting schedule to see your child/children.. Depending on the age of the child and circumstances, phone calls may or may not be allowed.. If I am finding parenting overwhelming, what will Family and Children Services do for me?.. The worker responding to your call will make every effort to discern what kind of help would be most beneficial for you for whatever your need is.. They may suggest various options: do you have someone you can call for support or help, have you tried counseling or do you need help finding a counseling agency, are there other community supports that might be able to help you, if are you afraid that you will hurt your child or do something you might regret, they might suggest that your child come into care with your voluntary agreement.. Back to Help for Parents.. What is the FCS Foundation?.. The Family and Children's Services Foundation is the fundraising arm of Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region.. We raise money in the community to provide programs promoting healing, learning, and growing that are not funded through government subsidies.. Why do you need a Foundation?.. Government funding does provide most of the basics, and we are very glad of that, but they do not  ...   give a gift in memory of a loved one?.. We welcome memorial gifts.. They are a tribute to your family or friend.. There is a range of options based on the size of the gift made to the Family and Children's Services Foundation.. We would be pleased to discuss them with you.. Can I name the Family and Children's Services Foundation as beneficiary on my existing life insurance policy?.. Yes.. A life insurance policy can be assigned in whole or in part to the Family and Children's Services Foundation.. The donor of the policy will continue to make premium payments unless the premium is paid in full.. There are also tax benefits to the donor while alive, if he or she decides to make a gift of life insurance naming the Family and Children's Services Foundation as beneficiary.. How can I remember the Family and Children's Services Foundation in my will?.. You may wish to include the Family and Children's Services Foundation as a beneficiary when you draw up your will, or you may amend your existing will to include a provision for the Family and Children's Services Foundation.. Your lawyer is the best person to help you draft or change your will to ensure that your wishes are clearly stated.. Your gift of love will make a world of difference in the lives of disadvantaged children within our community.. How can I help?.. Volunteer.. Foster.. Adopt.. Donate.. Foundation grants are only possible with the generous support of our local community.. n investment today, means a brighter tomorrow for vulnerable children.. To learn more about the Foundation and how you can make a difference in the lives of this community's families, youth, and children, call (519) 576-1329 ext.. 3145.. Back to the Foundation.. What format should my resume be in?.. Preference is to have your resume in a Word or PDF document.. How do I know that you have received my resume?.. 90% of our resume submissions come through our resume@facswaterloo address.. Once you have e-mailed your resume to our data base a thank you reply indicating it has been received is automatically sent back to you.. What is the status of my resume?.. We receive a very high volume of resumes on a weekly basis and unfortunately not able to confirm everyone's resume was received.. A separate cover letter and resume should be submitted for each position that you are applying for.. You must also indicate in the Re: or Subject line of your email what position number you are applying for.. How long do you keep my resume on file?.. Your resume will be kept on file for a six (6) month period.. If you meet the minimum qualifications for the position you are applying for.. How do I know where the screening process is at?.. Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted directly.. Typically within two weeks of the close date of any job posting, interviews are usually scheduled.. Please ensure we know how to contact you during the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.. I have been interviewed, how will I be notified?.. If you are the successful candidate you will receive a call with a job offer.. If you are an unsuccessful candidate you will receive a letter by mail.. Unless you have been advised otherwise during the interview process.. Up until what time will my resume be accepted?.. All resumes are to be submitted by 4:00 p.. m.. on the date of closing.. Resume received after the closing time and date are marked as such and might not form part of the pool of applicants.. Back to Careers.. How can you help?.. Over 200 volunteers help us provide service to children, youth and families each year.. Their contribution to the work of the agency is invaluable and they provide a vital link between the agency and the community we serve.. Who can volunteer?.. Volunteers represent various racial, cultural, and ethnic groups.. What do volunteers do?.. Some volunteers befriend, tutor, provide child care, drive, and supervise access meetings.. Volunteers may also research lifebooks or adoption disclosure information, assist in fundraising and public relations, provide administrative support.. We try to fit the assignment to meet the skills, interests and available time of each volunteer.. How can I become a volunteer?.. You will be asked to come to an interview, provide three references, complete a criminal record check, consent to an agency record check, and attend four two hour orientation sessions.. Back to Volunteering..

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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
    Descriptive info: A community where all children can grow up.. safe.. ,.. healthy.. , and.. loved.. Welcome Kids Teens.. Help for Kids.. Help for Teens.. Kids in Care.. Fun for Kids.. Links for Kids Teens.. Resources for Caregivers, Teens and Young Adults.. Just Ask Youth Website.. This is your very own section of the FACS website and where you will find.. the.. 411 on FACS.. Everything from definitions of abuse, to what will happen if you call, and other services we offer.. There is also a section specifically for kids that are already in our care.. Here you will find information on your rights and responsibilities when you are in  ...   how we can help (if you don't email or call us directly).. We are here to try and help you and your family.. There are loads of links to other cool sites for kids and teens about all kinds of stuff - health topics, games, even sites to help you with your homework! We are always looking for new sites to add, so if you know of any good ones, send us the address.. You can visit one of our offices, in Kitchener or Cambridge between 8:30 a.. and 4:30 p.. Our offices are located at:.. 200 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario.. view map.. 168 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario..

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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
    Descriptive info: Get to Know Us.. Welcome from Executive Director.. Annual Reports.. Our Services.. Publications.. In The News.. Commitment to Diversity.. Policies.. How You Can Help.. A community where all children can grow up being safe, healthy and loved.. Finding the way forward with our community to protect children, to support all children and strengthen families, and to develop a caring environment for children.. Family and Children's Services is the Children's Aid Society for the Region of Waterloo.. We are incorporated as a charitable, non-profit social service agency working under the authority of Ontario child welfare legislation.. Our Foundation.. Established in 1992, the Family and Children's Services Foundation was created to support the children and the families who require the care of Family and Children's Services of Waterloo Region.. Along with its statutory responsibility to protect children in danger of physical and emotional harm, the FCS agency, itself a charitable, nonprofit social service organization, provides children with a nurturing environment in which to heal and grow, and provides parents with the help and opportunities they need to create a better life for their families.. A young girl from Cambridge created  ...   in an orphanage in Port au Prince, Haiti.. Inspired by the courageous spirits of these children, Sue later enrolled in Early Childhood Education, fulfilling her dream of helping children by becoming a preschool teacher.. In 1989, she successfully brought together her two passions children and the environment to create a series of children s books dedicated to educating children on the importance of saving.. Planet Earth.. The series,.. Katie and Orbie, was a national success.. Following that, Sue.. collaborated with her father, legendary artist Ben Wicks, to created a Katie and Orbie television series about friendship.. The series continues to air on P.. B.. S.. and the French Channel.. Sue's characters can be seen throughout this website and around the many walls of Family Children s Services.. Children visiting the agency are greeted with the playful characters that are just my size.. Workers often have to participate in judging activities, as the eager children stand (with a generous helping of their tippie toes) to see who is taller the characters or them! Her characters are brought to life with the help of Dave Sopha, a talented local Cambridge artist..

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  • Title: Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
    Descriptive info: Visit our.. page to learn more.. For more information contact.. or an item from our wishlist.. Visit our.. Donations.. page to make a pledge or our.. Wishlist.. page to view items we currently need.. Foster Care.. page to learn more about becoming a foster parent.. page to learn more about joining our team.. Foundation.. page for more information.. Do you have time and talent to spare?.. Click Here.. for more information about volunteering..

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