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Social Worker - Mothers in Mind
Job summary

Reporting to the Clinical Manager, Family Violence Services, we are seeking a compassionate Social Worker to join our Mothers in Mind® MIM team. Consistent with trauma-informed models of service, MIM is a 10-12 week program that provides a mother–child playgroup environment that emphasizes mothers’ choice, strengths and empowerment, and an awareness of the impact of trauma on the experience of parenting, child development, and the parent–child relationship. You will work with mothers and their young children up to age four in group settings, on-site at our CDI location, in a partner shelter, or at our partnered program at a Children’s Aid Society of Toronto location. As a member of our clinical leadership and children’s mental health treatment team, you will also take turns co-leading our Here to Help, 13-week group intervention program for mothers with children 4-18 years old who have experienced family violence.

Required Qualifications and Skills

The education. You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work combined with three years of experience or a Master’s in Social Work combined with 1 year of experience. You are registered, in good standing, with a professional college (e.g. OCSWSSW, CRPO).

Required Experience

You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work combined with three years of experience or a Master’s in Social Work combined with 1 year of experience.


With parents and very young children as your primary client group, you will prioritize comfort and security, empowering your clients to build strong and nurturing relationships. You will spend much of your time in a playful learning environment. The group is designed to feel more like a mother–child playgroup than a targeted intervention. You will work to help mothers more easily interact with their children and each other, promoting healthy patterns of connection and repairing any potential disconnection that may occur between caregivers and children after experiences of violence and abuse.

Compensation and Benefits Offered

$66,731 per year. This is a unionized position under CUPE.

Organization Overview

CDI is firmly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America and the world, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to providing equitable opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. We are equally committed to providing an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you require accommodations, please reach out to us at

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