Come Join the YRCAS Family!
York Region Children’s Aid Society (YRCAS) is 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 to keep children and youth safe.
We work with families to overcome barriers that interfere with children and youth being given the opportunity to meet their full potential, and we acknowledge that systemic racism is one of those barriers.
We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace and our community. Click here to learn more.
The YRCAS family is comprised of full-time, part-time and casual employees, as well as volunteers who are dedicated to serving the well-being of children and families within the York Region community. We operate from our three offices located in Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan.
With a population of 1.2 million residents, York Region is one of Canada’s largest municipalities, and is ranked as Ontario’s fastest growing large municipality. We serve children, youth, and families in the nine municipalities of York Region: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, and Vaughan.
Our Mission & Vision
To champion the care and protection of children and youth, and the well-being of their families.
Thriving children, resilient families, caring communities.
Our Core Values
Katelynn’s Principle: The voice of the child is at the heart of all we do.
With confidence and resolution, we always strive to do the right thing.
We value diversity, treat each other with dignity and compassion and empower individuals to participate in decisions that affect them.
We take responsibility for our work, our decisions and our results.
We are committed to excellence and to the principles of honesty, respect and fairness.
Why work for us?
Hybrid working model
Our workforce performs in a blended virtual and in-person environment.
Competitive benefits package
Competitive base salary and extended group health and dental insurance plans for permanent full-time employees, fully paid by YRCAS.
Eligible employees can participate in our OMERS pension plan, with employer and employee sharing premiums equally.
Inclusive and diverse staff
YRCAS 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 Region of York.
Vacation and time off
Our workforce starts with 4 weeks of vacation per year and are eligible for up to five float days in each calendar year. Our agency also provides additional time off over the winter months and flexible work hours during the summer months.
Casual dress code
Our staff are encouraged to wear casual dress, less formal than business casual. We use this as a means to better our relationship with our community, by breaking down any perceived power barrier between community members and our staff.
CAA membership covered by YRCAS and mileage reimbursement
As all eligible YRCAS employees are required to use their personal vehicle for work purposes, YRCAS compensates eligible staff for a CAA membership and the use of mileage during work.
Please see our external recruitment section below to learn about the steps in this process.
Employment at York Region Children’s Aid Society is conditional upon the verification of:
- Academic and/or professional credentials
- An approved vulnerable sector check
- Proof of completion of COVID-19 vaccination series as outlined by Health Canada
YRCAS is fully committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of York Region 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.
YCRAS 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
A job is posted to fill a vacancy need (backfill, special project or additional support). Prior to posting a position, requisitions and service level agreements have been established. In addition to accommodation considerations.
Applicants are pre-screened to ensure they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Qualified applicants then move to the next stage in the recruitment process.
Applicants are provided with an assessment which is used to analyze their knowledge, skills and abilities as it relates to the role requirements.
Successful applicants are then invited to participate in a panel interview (virtual or in person).
Once interviews have concluded, the panel will evaluate all applicant interview scores to identify the top candidate. (If applicable) Collective Agreement provisions such as seniority are considered, e.g. in the case of two close applicants. Next steps may include additional interviews and/or testing prior to moving forward to references.
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 and offered feedback.
Orientation activities such as access, equipment, additional documentation, onboarding, and training begin.