Overview

Government of Alberta Caseworker (HSW 5) 2 positions (1 temp/1 perm) Temporary in Whitecourt, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Whitecourt AB CA

Position:
Caseworker (HSW 5) 2 positions (1 temp/1 perm)
Location:
Whitecourt, AB

North Central Child & Family Services currently has one temporary Caseworker vacancy and one permanent Caseworker vacancy in our Whitecourt office….

Scope

Open competition

Closing Date

October 7, 2015

Classification

Human Services Worker 5

Ministry

Human Services

About Us

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!

Follow the link to see what else we have to offer: https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/offer/index.html

Whitecourt is a young, vibrant community that offers an excellent quality of life and countless experiences. With a population of just over 10,500, Whitecourt is a modern, urban centre with shopping, recreation and cultural amenities. If you are interested in our Whitecourt Caseworker opportunities, you are strongly encouraged to read and learn about living in Whitecourt, Alberta before applying. Click this link to learn more about the great community of Whitecourt: http://www.whitecourt.ca/

Role

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. The team along with the family will 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. You must have flexibility in your schedule as the position is required to participate in on-call/after hour’s rotation (evenings and weekends).

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Work with some related experience. Equivalencies will be considered: Master of Social Work, OR related university degree and 2 years related experience; OR related diploma and 3 years related experience.

For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx

Salary

$2,470 to $3,193 bi-weekly

Notes

North Central Child & Family Services currently has one temporary Caseworker vacancy and one permanent Caseworker vacancy in our Whitecourt office. The temporary position is anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2016.

As the Health Professions Act has been proclaimed, successful applicants who possess a BSW, MSW or Diploma in Social Work are required to register and maintain registration with the College of Social Workers. The successful candidate will be required to have a valid Alberta Driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle as travel will be required. The final candidate for this position will be asked to undergo academic verification, an Intervention Record Check and provide a Criminal Record Check that includes a Vulnerable Sector screening check. The successful candidate will require working knowledge of Microsoft products.

This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies (temporary and permanent) across North Central Alberta.

As part of the selection process candidates may be invited to complete a written knowledge test.

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: [email protected] Phone: (403) 340-5610.

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) – http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

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 Dana Polutnik at Phone: (403) 340-5610 or e-mail: [email protected]

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

Please follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/government-of-alberta

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Whitecourt, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-24
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