My name is Vince Kastrukoff and I am the Director of Service for Children's Services.

Children’s Service Workers (CSWs) provide many services beginning with admission planning and placement conferencing.  They ensure children in care receive required medical appointments and school enrolments.  CSWs participate in developing access plans along with caregivers and co-workers.  They consult with schools and clinicians to ensure necessary resources  (e.g. counselling, assessments), if required, are in place.  CSWs convene meetings when issues arise.  They are knowledgeable of the stages of child development, childhood diagnoses, treatment interventions and parenting strategies.  CSWs have child welfare training which includes training on attachment and separation, child development and permanency planning.  They ensure that ministry standards and regulations are adhered to from admission to discharge to permanency planning.