Foster/Kinship Care Worker
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June 30, 2013
Human Services Worker 5
Region 6, Edmonton and Area Children and Family Services Authority (CFSA) is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled candidate to work in the rewarding and challenging field of children and youth services. We are looking for someone with an interest in this area to work with us in shaping positive futures for Albertan children.
This role requires a creative and energetic attitude in order to actively recruit, provide and screen foster care applications. You will complete foster home assessments, including face-to-face interviews with family members, contacting schools and assessing physical and safety features of the homes. You will support foster parents to maximize their ability to provide care for children through pre-service, skill and knowledge based training. Working closely with Intervention Case Workers you will provide ongoing assessment and evaluation of placements by matching the needs of the child to the skills and experience of the foster home as well as help the family understand each child's case plan.
You may also be called upon to conduct child/family engagement and collaboration, and/or conduct investigations and/or short term case management duties. You must be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with community partners. You must have flexibility in your schedule as this position may be required to participate in an on-call/after hour's rotation (evenings and weekends).
The successful candidate must have the ability to assess risk and family functioning, the interest and ability to work closely with community partners, well-developed organization and time management skills as well as excellent written documentation and verbal communication skills.
These are challenging and rewarding opportunities for individuals who possess strong verbal and written communication skills and are able to connect with people from a wide range of backgrounds/cultures. You must be able to utilize your knowledge of related community supports as well as draw upon your ability to build relationships with families.
Bachelor of Social Work and at least one year related experience. The following equivalencies will be considered. Masters of Social Work and some related experience; OR related university degree and 3 years related experience; OR related diploma and 4 years related experience. Experience working with Aboriginal clients will be considered an asset.
$2,368.82 to $3,062.14 bi-weekly
- Please indicate which locations within Region 6 you are interested in. Please visit our website at
- In accordance with the Health Professions Act, any successful applicant who possesses a BSW, MSW, or Diploma in Social Work from an Alberta College is required to register and maintain registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers.
- This competition will be used to create a list of successful applicants to be placed in permanent and temporary vacancies throughout the region.
- Final candidates will be asked to undergo security screening.
- This role requires that you have a valid Driver's License and access to transportation.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred at
When you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. Submit your resume quoting the competition number to c/o Denise Wadel, Human Resources Assistant, 3rd Floor, Centre West Building, 10035 - 108 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3E1 Phone: (780) 643-1092 Fax: (780) 427-1018. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your resume, quoting the competition number to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
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.
If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check
for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.
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