Overview

Government of Alberta Generalist Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Position:
Generalist
Location:
Edmonton, AB

Human Services Worker 6. Social Work diploma and 4 years related experience). Bachelor of Social Work and one year related experience is required….

Scope

Open

Closing Date

August 31, 2015

Classification

Human Services Worker 6

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: http://humanservices.alberta.ca

Role

Do you have a passion for working with Children and Families? Do you want to be part of a dedicated group of professionals who are working together to develop nurturing and safe environments for children, youth and families? If so, the Edmonton office of Metis Settlements, Child and Family Services has an opportunity for you!

In this position, you will be responsible for providing services through various programs to the Metis Settlements families residing in the Edmonton Area. Part of your responsibilities will be assessing whether a child is in need of intervention services by gathering, analyzing and consolidating information related to the safety needs of the child. Your ability to engage Metis Settlements families in the creation of safety plans when necessary is also a critical element of your role as a Generalist. An in-depth understanding of family dynamics when dealing with family crisis and how that influences a family is also an important component of this role.

Your ability to work with and consult with families is key as you jointly create safety plans for children. Drawing upon your strong knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act in addition to other related legislation, you will complete intakes, assessments and make recommendations based on the safety and protection of children and families. As a Generalist, you will also be responsible for ensuring services and resources are provided to children and families through effective case planning, case management and ensuring children are supported to permanency and have a safe home forever.

Your excellent time management, interpersonal, interviewing, assessment, problem solving, and decision making skills are critical to your success in this role. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required in the development of service plans with families and to work effectively with a natural family support network and presentation of documents for court. You will be utilizing the Casework Practice Framework and the Signs of Safety to direct best practice with families and the relationships you have with the Metis Settlements families we serve.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Work and one year related experience is required. Computer skills in Microsoft Office are required. Experience working in a front line Intervention Services role is preferred. Experience working with the Aboriginal Culture or the Metis Settlements is an asset. Equivalencies will be considered (i.e. Social Work diploma and 4 years related experience).

Salary

$2,580.77 to $3,335.80 Bi-weekly

Notes

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. Please ensure that you include contact information including email address on resume. 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, quoting the Job ID, to: Kristin Warnock, Human Resource Assistant, Alberta Human Services, #120 Mezzanine Level, Standard Life Centre, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton. Phone: (780) 638-3520.

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

Closing Statement

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 via email.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-18
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