Benefits & Compensation
Fair & competitive salaries & benefits
It is the philosophy of the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto to provide rates of pay and other forms of compensation sufficient to be able to attract, retain, reward and develop competent employees. The Society values its employees and recognizes that they are the vital resource in the Society's mandate to provide quality service to clients. This compensation philosophy is consistent with the value placed on employees. FAIR - EQUITABLE - COMPETITIVE define the goals of the Society's compensation system.
We recognize benefits are critical in helping staff to maintain work life balance. Furthermore, our benefits program allows the employees to rest and refresh their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual persona annually; protects employees and their eligible dependents from major financial hardship due to unexpected medical expenses, and the loss of regular income due to sickness, disability or death; supports, strengthens and protects employees’ family lives.
Staff are provided with ample respite time to allow time for rest, relaxation, reflection & personal time. TheSociety provides 4 weeks vacation in the first full calendar year and 1 day per year after 10 years to a maximum of 6 weeks.
Health and Dental Benefits
TheSociety's Group Benefit Package covers our employees for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability.
Some of the benefits include coverage for alternative treatment and covers other para-medical practitioners which employees can use including, Homeopathy, Physiotherapy, Massage therapy, Chiropractor, Osteopathy, Podiatrist, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Speech therapy, Nutrition planning & Home care.
Employees are eligible for up to $800 annually per para-medical practitioner. There is no annual limit on the number of different para-medical services an employee canuse in any given year. Para-medical benefits have become very popular with mature workers.
Sick Leave provides salary replacement for up to 100 days for employees who have completed a minimum of 3 months continuous service.
Long Term Disability Insurance
Our plan provides coverage, for those who qualify, at 66 2/3% pay after 150 calendar days (equal to 100 working days) of continuous illness.
We offer a pension plan and our membership in the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) is mandatory for all permanent staff on commencement of employment. We also provide opportunity for a voluntary Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP).
Employees receive up to 8 days paid leave for the purpose of attending to unpredictable and/or emergency "matters" associated with a close family member.
Compassionate Care Leave & Top-Up
If Employment Insurance is approved, we provide a top-up of 70% for our employeers to attend to agravely ill or dying child, spouse, parent or significant other.
Statutory holidays are paid holidays legislated and paid holidays designated by the Society. Additional paid holidays include Remembrance Day (in November), and a Floater day (in December).
Voluntary 2-Week Flex Plan
Employees may work extended daily hours, taking into consideration service requirements, for the purpose of earning and banking sufficient credits to allow 1 paid day off in every 10 working days.
Leaves of Absence
We recognize that an employee, at certain times, may require a leave of absence from work, and will attempt to cooperate with employees where reasonable requests are made.
Employees are eligible up to 5 paid days to grieve the death of a family member (husband, wife, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, child or parent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren including significant others). Additional unpaid leave if needed may be requested.
Employee Assistance Plan includes the following services: (no cost to the Employee)
- Eldercare information/referral services
- Pre-retirement counselling
- Financial planning
- Legal counselling
- Trauma/crisis counselling (group & individual)
- Personal counselling (family & relationship)
- Career counselling
- Substance abuse
- Stress counselling
- Childcare information/referral services