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Human Services Worker 6
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children and families in central Alberta? If so, our Wetaskiwin team is offering several exciting and challenging opportunities to play an integral role in achieving optimal outcomes for children and families in the role of a Caseworker.
In the Caseworker role, 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. This Act places emphasis on accountability for the safety and well-being of children, the involvement of children and families in decision-making, and increased collaboration and partnerships with the community.
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 will also possess a sound knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and related legislation, policies and standards
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 these roles. 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 and clients. 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.
Determining and assessing risk to children through the investigation process, developing concurrent plans, making referrals to community resources and developing public awareness of child abuse issues and resources are also a key responsibilities of this position. The successful candidate must have strong clinical and assessment skills to assess family functioning, needs, risks, and strengths, to facilitate family goal setting and evaluate & review outcomes.
Candidates for this position should be self-motivated by challenges and eager to work with children and families to improve outcomes and maximize potential. Experience in building positive relationships with Aboriginal Communities would be considered an asset.
Bachelor of Social Work with some directly related experience working with children and families. Experience working in a front line child protection role is prefered. Please clearly indicate the length of time, in months, of your related experience. Previous Child Protection experience is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered.
$2,368 to $3,062 bi-weekly
- Some on call after-hours/weekend duties are required on a rotational basis.
- Although this competition is open until suitable candidates have been found, please apply at your earliest convenience.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, Human Resource Consulting Services, 23 Michener Bend, Red Deer, AB T4P 0J9. Fax: (403) 340-7140. Please ensure you quote the competition number.
Successful applicants who possess a MSW, BSW or a Diploma in Social Work are required to register with and maintain registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers prior to the commencement of employment. Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening and an Intervention Record Check prior to a formal offer being made. Academic credentials will also be verified. Travel is a requirement of this position therefore, the successful candidate must have a valid Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle.
An eligibility list may be established for similar future vacancies either temporary or permanent within this and other communities of Central Alberta Child and Family Services.
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 you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Terry Hays at Phone: (403) 340-7997or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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