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May 30, 2013
Human Services Worker 5
Are you looking for a challenging professional opportunity? East Central Alberta Child and Family Services Authority Region 5 invites skilled, energetic and enthusiastic individuals to apply for this exciting position, serving the community of Wainwright and its respective area.
Wainwright is a vibrant community near the beautiful Battle River valley and is the major service centre for the area. Wainwright and its 5,775 residents boast a wealth of inviting parks, modern playgrounds and schools. The history in the area is rich and is highlighted throughout the area with a variety of things to see and do. For more information about Wainwright, visit
Region 5 East Central Alberta Child and Family Services Authority is continuing to succeed at creating a safe and nurturing community for its children and families. Its case management model, as defined by The Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Authority Business and Operational plans, is focused on involving parents and children in making decisions about positive outcomes for themselves, and on developing local and regional teams and partnerships to provide services to children and families. This model has been very rewarding in that children, families and communities have all benefited from a greater involvement in the development of a nurturing community environment and a higher level of accountability in all areas of the community.
As a Caseworker, you will be responsible for the delivery of services to enhance the well-being of children and families identified as at risk according to the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act. Utilizing your strong assessment skills to determine the needs and risk of children and families for providing child intervention services is an important component of this role. You will facilitate goal identification; service needs with consumers, and assist the family to achieve networks that improve safety, security and development. You will negotiate social contracts, identify service gaps, monitor and evaluate quality of service and outcomes, and promote capacity building within the community. An ability to work productively in a semi-autonomous work team and to develop complex networks and partnerships with a variety of community sources are essential for this role.
Bachelor of Social Work with some related experience working with children and families or a Masters of Social Work. Knowledge and experience in family assessment is essential. Experience working with provincial acts and regulations is considered an asset. Equivalencies will be considered: related university degree and 2 years related experience; OR related diploma and 3 years related experience OR related certificate and 4 years related experience.
Bi-Weekly Salary Range: $2,368.82 - $3,062.14
- Successful applicants who possess a BSW, MSW or Diploma in Social Work from an Alberta College is required to be registered and maintain registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers prior to commencement of employment.
- The successful candidate will be required to have a valid Alberta Driver's license and have access to a reliable vehicle that meets the requirements of the Authority as travel will be required.
- Final candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) and an Intervention Record Check, as well as, academic credentials will also be verified prior to a formal offer being made.
- This temporary position is due to expire on or before February14, 2014.
- Please note that this competition may be used to fill future vacancies within Region 5.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID to: Sharlene Rude at firstname.lastname@example.org, Region 5 East Central Alberta, Human Services, 5024-51 Avenue, Tofield, AB, T0B 4J0; phone 780-662-7096; Fax 780-662-3854. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition and will receive an email within 24 hours that their resume has been received.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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