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Community Social Service Worker

Groups: 
Family Services
Community: 
Kimmirut
Reference number: 
17-504407
Type of employment: 
Indeterminate
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$88,608.00 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 19,122.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
26 January 2018

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

• Counseling

• 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.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact: 
Department of Finance (Igloolik)

Government of Nunavut

PO Box 239, Igloolik, Nunavut X0A 0L0

Phone: (867) 934-2025

Toll free: 1-800-682-9033

Fax: (867) 934-2027

Email: Igloolik_hr@gov.nu.ca

www.gov.nu.ca/finance