Government of Alberta Home Assessment Writer (HSW5) Part Time in Alberta

Government of Alberta

Branch AB CA

Home Assessment Writer (HSW5)

The successful candidates in these roles will work in close collaboration with the Foster Care & Permanency Staff, Caseworkers for Children in Care, and…

The Lethbridge and the Medicine Hat Children’s Services offices have opportunities within the south region for individuals to provide part-time service in a role that focuses on SAFE Home Assessment reports. These reviews and reports involve prospective adoptive, foster and kinship families. The successful candidates in these roles will work in close collaboration with the Foster Care & Permanency Staff, Caseworkers for Children in Care, and Supervisors, to assess prospective kinship, foster and adoptive parents, and prepare home assessment reports determining the applicant?s eligibility/suitability to the respective program area.


A Bachelor of Social Work Degree with some directly related experience working with children and families. Equivalencies will be considered. Previous training and experience in the SAFE home assessment model would be a definite asset.

The successful candidates will have a knowledge of and familiarity with family dynamics, relationships and emotional interactions. Also, a knowledge of adoption issues and of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act would be a definite asset.

The candidates should be able to demonstrate strong assessment and facilitation skills; possess excellent communication, planning and organizational skills; and have the ability to work independently with regular accountability.

This role requires a working knowledge of Microsoft products.


$34.92 to $45.15 per hour


We are seeking individuals to fill work assignments that are traditionally centered out of the Lethbridge and Medicine Hat offices, but who may be assigned work throughout the region (including Brooks, Taber, Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek, and Crowsnest Pass). To be considered, clearly indicate which general area in the southern part of the province you are interested in.

Successful applicants who possess a BSW, MSW or Diploma in Social Work from an Alberta College will be required to be register and maintain registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers prior to commencement of employment. Travel is a requirement of this position therefore; the successful candidate must have a valid Alberta Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle. Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a Security, Academic and Intervention Record Check.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. 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: Lori Casey, Children’s Services/Community and Social Services, Box 17, 200- 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4L1. Phone: (403) 388-5070 Fax: (403) 388-5320.

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’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: , AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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