Assessor - Domestic Violence Program
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Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children and families in Northwest Alberta? If so, we are offering exciting and challenging opportunities to play an integral role in achieving optimal outcomes for children and families.
The Domestic Violence Assessor receives reports of alleged child protection concerns and examines the information to determine whether there is a need for assessment/investigation or to provide information on community and family support services. In this capacity you will be required to work with children and families to develop plans that ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth, provide support to children and families, and at times carry out the role of guardian. You must have flexibility in your schedule as this position is required to participate in on-call/after hour's rotation (evenings and weekends).
The Assessor for the Domestic Violence Program is part of a multidisciplinary team involving Child and Family Services staff, the RCMP, and Victim Services. You will be responsible for preparing court documents for Provincial Family Court and may be required to attend Domestic Violence Court. This position will speak as called upon in Domestic Violence Court and works in conjunction with the Crown and Defence. The Assessor also prepares and presents Emergency Protection Orders as required.
The successful applicant will have developed coordination and facilitation skills in order to consult with other community service providers, above average communication (oral and written) and conflict resolution skills, sound investigative and assessment skills. You must be able to develop strategies for engagement in an assessment/investigation. You will also possess a sound knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and related legislation, policies and standards.
Please note, this is a temporary position expected to end on or before November 11, 2014.
Bachelor of Social Work with one year of directly related experience working with children and families. Experience working in a front line child protection role is essential. You will have knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, legal procedures, and community resources. Preference may be given to those applicants who have experience working with Aboriginal communities. Knowledge of Aboriginal language and culture is considered an asset. Computer skills in Microsoft office are required. Equivalencies may be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification level and salary.
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.
$2,474.49 - $3,198.43 Bi-Weekly
Successful applicants who possess a MSW, BSW or Diploma in Social Work are required to register with and maintain registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers. The successful candidate will be required to have a valid driver's license and have access to a reliable vehicle that meets the requirements of the Authority as travel will be required. The final candidate for this position will be asked to undergo an academic check, intervention record check and provide a suitable security screening. In order to expedite this process, please be prepared to present a Criminal Record Check that includes a Vulnerable Sector screening check at the time of the interview.
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An eligibility list may be established for similar future vacancies either temporary or permanent within this and other communities of Northwest Alberta CFSA Region 8.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume including references, quoting the Job ID to: Gina Condie, Human Resource Services, 3101 - 10320 99 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 6J4 or Fax to: 780-833-4263. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume, and other related documents are submitted as one file.
For more information, please contact Gina Condie at: (780) 538-5120 or email, Gina.Condie@gov.ab.ca.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best matches the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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