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Community Social Service Worker
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Children and Family Services the Community Social Services Worker will represent the Department of Family Services in all matters related to interventions with families within the community as well as working with other associated professional bodies including (but not limited to) the RCMP, Mental Health, Medical Personnel, Education, Justice and various community resources. The incumbent will be required to be knowledgeable and competent in the administration and delivery of various Departmental programs and services.
The CSSW will promote and enhance the overall health of individuals and families through the provision of both statutory and non-statutory programs in Nunavut communities. The position’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following areas:
• Child welfare
• Adult Services
• Services for the Elderly and Adults with Developmental Challenges
• Prevention work
• Adoptions – Departmental / Private and Step Parent / International
Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Social Work with 1 year of practical child protection experience plus the ability to read and write professional reports. Preferred skills include the ability to assess, interview and counsel clients, facilitate change, ability to carry out community and human development strategies, crisis intervention, program delivery development/evaluation and is culturally sensitivity. A class 5 driver’s license or the ability to get one within 4 months of employment is a requirement. It is also a requirement of this position to obtain and maintain a Child and Family Services appointment.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.