Assessor (HSW 6)
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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 Wainwright Office offering an exciting and challenging Assessor opportunity to play an integral role in achieving optimal outcomes for children and families.
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.
Assessors receive all reports of alleged abuse where they are required to examine the information and determine whether there is a need for assessment/investigation or to provide information on interim 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 counselling to children and families, and otherwise carry out the role of guardian. You must have flexibility in your schedule as this position is required to participate in an on-call after hour's rotation (evenings and weekends).
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.
Bachelor of Social Work with a minimum of 2 years child intervention Experience is required. Please clearly indicate the length of time, in months, of your related intervention experience. You will have knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, legal procedures, and community resources. Knowledge of, or experience working with, Aboriginal cultures and language. Computer skills in Microsoft office are required. Educational equivalencies will be considered.
$2,474 to $3,198 bi-weekly
A minimum of 2 years child intervention Experience is required to be screened in.
An eligibility list may be established for similar future vacancies either temporary or permanent within this and other communities of Central Alberta Child & Family Services. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered for other roles.
Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening ?Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Check) and Children?s Services Intervention Check.
Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Ministry. Travel is a requirement of this position therefore, the successful candidate must have a valid Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle.
Delegated Caseworkers are expected to participate on an after-hours on-call rotation
The Health Professions Act requires that the successful applicant who possesses a BSW, MSW or Diploma in Social Work be registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers prior to being employed.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred at www.jobs.alberta.ca. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). 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, quoting the Job ID, to: Dana Polutnik, Human Resources Assistant, 23 Michener Bend, Red Deer, AB T4P 0J9. Phone: (403) 340-5610 Fax: (403) 340-7140.
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.
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. 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) 340-7997 or 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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