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March 2, 2014
Human Services Worker 5
A successful society is defined by its people and the opportunities available for them to fully and actively participate in all aspects of life and provide for their families. Human Services works to foster a society in which families are secure and resilient, individuals have safe, sustainable employment, vulnerable Albertans have the supports they require, and no one is left behind. You can be part of helping us make a difference!
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We are committed to ongoing improvement and pursuit of excellence in services to children, youth and families. Our Casework Practice Model is based on the philosophy that children, youth and families should have input into the decisions that affect their lives.
The Caseworker will engage and collaborate with the family, along with the Assessor and the service team members, to develop the case plan undertaking ongoing assessment of the children and youth at risk, and the family's ability to inform and build the case plan utilizing a strengths-based approach to provide and manage services within specified timeframes to mitigate risk. The Caseworker engages families, helps them to understand their situation, and works with them to address issues causing the child to be in need of intervention. This position engages child/youth, family and community supports to reduce risk to child/youth, promote permanency and better outcomes for child/youth and families. It also establishes or enhances existing relationships and partnerships in order to provide services to children and their families. The Caseworker is also responsible for preparing parents and children for court and preparing all necessary court documents.
To be effective in these roles, strong communication, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills are required in your intervention and counseling of clients. Strong oral and written communication skills would be utilized in the development of the service plans and presentation of documents for court. Faced with stressful situations and irregular hours, the successful candidates will need to be highly motivated and self-directed with strong time management and organization skills to be considered an asset to our team.
Bachelor of Social Work with some related experience, OR a Masters of Social Work with no experience; OR a related university degree and 2 years related experience; OR a related diploma and 3 years related experience.
$2,368.82 - $3,062.14 bi-weekly
As the Health Professions Act has been proclaimed, successful applicants who possess a BSW, MSW or Diploma in Social Work are required to register prior to commencement of employment and maintain registration with the College of Social Workers.
The successful candidate will be required to have a valid Alberta Driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle as travel will be required. The final candidate for this position will be asked to undergo academic verification, provide an Intervention Record Check, and provide a Criminal Records Check that includes a Vulnerable Sector check. The successful candidate will require working knowledge of Microsoft products.
Those seeking part time work at a pro-rated salary may be considered.
This job opening may be used to fill future or similar vacancies within Region 7.
How to Apply
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE PREFERRED. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting job ID to Vijaya Kunniah, HRA; Human Resources, Human Services, 3rd fl Centre West Building, 10035 - 108 Street, Edmonton AB T5J 3E1; Phone (780) 644-1510; Fax: 780 644-4962.
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.
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