Government of Alberta Generalist (HSW 6) Full Time in Olds, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Olds AB CA

Generalist (HSW 6)
Olds, AB

Education of community members (including other professionals), agencies and adoptive parent groups, about child welfare role, Child Welfare Act and information…

At Children?s Services, we work hard to be the kind of place everyone wants to work. We know that in the current competitive marketplace, you have many options. That is why we offer attractive salaries and incentives, continuous learning and career growth, a respectful work environment and a comprehensive benefits package for our staff and their families.

We are driven by our vision of strong children, families and communities where children and youth are valued, nurtured and loved. They will develop to their potential supported by enduring relationships, healthy families and safe communities.

The Olds District Office is a Collaborative Service Delivery (CSD) site that is seeking a highly motivated individual to deliver services in the role of Generalist.

As a Generalist, you will be responsible for the delivery of services to enhance the well-being of children and families.

Major Activities Include:
? Gather, consolidate and analyze information to determine the needs and degree of risk to the child, strengths and weaknesses of the home or family environment.
? Assessment of permanency planning needs for adoptive and non-adoptive PGO’s.
? Collection of information through collateral contacts and personal interviews with the child(ren), parents and significant others in order to determine the risk.
Case Management
? Ensure the service plan is implemented and updated to meet new and changing client needs.
? Advocate/negotiate for the child – i.e. Education, medical needs, placements or resources. Broker for services/resources that are lacking.
Service Planning
? Negotiate goals and determine appropriate programs, tasks, services to meet children’s and families needs and assesses services.
? Makes referrals to support services, community resources and appropriate service providers. Monitors and evaluates client progress/compliance and makes relevant changes. Monitors service provider?s service delivery.
Casework Documentation
? Documentation of all child assessment activities, home assessment reports, file transfers, closures, contact notes, genograms, court requirements, text screen data.
? Case specific, involves the sharing of information with other helping professionals, school officials, caregivers, and community resources.
Community Liaison
? Establishes and maintains effective relationship with community services and departmental resources, acting as a liaison and identifying service gaps.
? Education of community members (including other professionals), agencies and adoptive parent groups, about child welfare role, Child Welfare Act and information regarding adoption issues, search and reunion.
Court Work
? Prepare and present at trial, all documentation necessary to obtain status order. (i.e. TGO, PGO, Supervisory Orders, Secure Treatment, court reports).
? Called to give evidence.
Conflict Resolution/ Crisis Intervention
? Resolve conflicts between caregivers and child or caregiver; and others involved with the child.
? Counselling to identify and address immediate issues (e.g. parent/teen conflicts).

The successful candidate will have grounded working knowledge of related Acts, Legislations, policies and procedures, and cultural awareness derived from their educational background, supplemented by their time in child protection work experience.
Strong skills required are :
? Interviewing ,
? Assessment skills
? Communication and conflict resolution
? Critical thinking and decision making
? Mediation, negotiation and advocacy
? Time management and organizational skills

In smaller offices, due to caseload sizes, it is necessary for the Generalist worker to perform more than one role. The position described performs investigations, case management duties and also carries a PGO case load, as well as intake on a rotational basis.

If this sounds like an opportunity that matches your education, skills, abilities and your career aspirations, we encourage you to apply.


Bachelor of Social Work with at least one year related experience in child intervention.

Equivalencies may be considered-
Master of Social Work with 6 months experience in Casework practice; OR related university degree and 3 years related experience; OR related diploma and 4 years related experience

Previous working experience within Children?s Services and knowledge of Children?s Services policies and programs will be considered an asset. Experience working as an Assessor or Generalist will be considered an asset.

Please clearly indicate the length of work experience time, in months and years, of your related experience.


$ 2,645.29 – $ 3,419.20 Bi-weekly


This is a permanent opportunity within the Olds District office.
On call duties are required on a rotational basis.
There is travel required to fulfil case plans in this rural office unit. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Ministry.
Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a Criminal Record check (with vulnerable sector check) and a Intervention Records Check.
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.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta.

How to Apply

  • Online applications are preferred via 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.
  • 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.
  • Please include a valid e-mail address as interview invitations will be sent out via e-mail.
  • If you are unable to apply online, please contact Dana Polutnik at 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://work.alberta.ca/immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html 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’ 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: Olds, AB, CA
    Posted on: 2017-02-10
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