The Ontario Looking After Children (OnLAC) training program has been designed to familiarize CAS staff, residential caregiver staff and resource parents in the theory, principles and values which inform the child-centred approach to child welfare practice. The aim of the program is to promote resilience while using a developmental-focused approach in order to improve outcomes for children in care. The program explores the life conditions and experiences that contribute to positive outcomes for youth, and highlights the ways in which the data from Assessment and Access Records (AARs) can be used to improve outcomes for children in care.
OACAS is seeking energetic, passionate and resource family-focused trainers to facilitate the Ontario Looking After Children (OnLAC) curriculum. Successful candidates will be requested to train on as as-needed basis, and therefore may continue their current employment. Please note, training requests are occasional and may be infrequent.
Training involves teaching new skills through such means as short lectures, observation, practice, and group activities, as well as the application of adult learning principles, online technology and/or virtual training.
For Agency-Based and Sessional Trainers
It is strongly recommended that candidates have at least five (5) years of child welfare and/or management experience directly related to the course(s) chosen to facilitate.
For Agency-Based and Private Resource Parent Trainers
It is strongly recommended that candidates have at least three (3) years of direct experience caring for children as a Resource Parent (Foster, Adoptive, Customary Care and Kinship).