Caseworker
Government of Alberta
Calgary, AB
Join a team of professionals that use a collaborative and creative approach to engage with children and families. Your role is to ensure the safety of children/youth and connect with relevant community resources/organizations to promote permanency, enhance parental capacity, family functioning and wellness. Your ability to work collaboratively with families and community partners in the creation of safety plans and identifying both safety and risk factors is a critical element of this role. Additionally, an in-depth understanding of family dynamics, trauma informed practice and a harm reduction approach is key to your success. A fundamental component to the caseworker role is the ability to work in a culturally informed and sensitive manner that honours the path of truth and reconciliation and lifelong connection for all children.

Your excellent time management, interpersonal, interviewing, assessment, problem solving, and decision-making skills are critical to your success in this role. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also a must for effective case planning, presentation of documents at Court, and working with family support networks and community partners.

As a learning organization we offer our employees on the job training, a committed investment to your professional development and career planning.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following key competencies:

  • Child Intervention (CI) Practice - This is legislated and is the foundational competency that is anchored by all six Child Intervention Practice Foundational principles: Aboriginal Experience; Preserve Family; Strengths based; Connection; Collaboration; and Continuous Improvement.
  • Anti-oppressive practice - Our Caseworkers understand how power operates in society, and seek to reduce or eliminate discrimination, by working respectfully with all individuals and groups fairly.
  • Demonstrated Relationship Building skills - Government of Alberta Caseworkers are able to establish, sustain and foster constructive working relationships, focused on achieving positive child intervention outcomes, with children, families, communities and their work team.
Please see below link for additional information:
http://www.psc.alberta.ca/jobs/positionprofile/Child-Intervention-Practice-FW.pdf

This role will give you the opportunity to use your professional skills and knowledge while helping children, youth and families reach their full potential. You will bring a strong commitment to your work and the agility to grow from the challenges provided by working directly with children and families.

Join us in making a difference, apply today!

Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor of Social Work with at least six months' of directly related experience.
Work Experience: Conducting assessments, advocating, case planning and management to support vulnerable children and families.

The following experience would be considered an asset:
  • Experience and knowledge working with Indigenous cultures
  • Experience working within a socially inclusive environment
  • Experience working in a child intervention setting
  • Experience working with community resources
The following equivalencies may also be considered: a related university degree with two years of related experience; or a related diploma plus three years of related experience.

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong critical thinking skills.

Salary

$2,532.32 - $3,273.50 bi-weekly

Notes

  • This competition will be used to create a list of qualified applicants to be placed in current and future temporary and/or permanent vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.
  • Completion of all pre-screening questions is required. Incomplete questions may affect the screening process
  • Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. Due to wait times to receive a completed Criminal Records Check (CRC) that includes Vulnerable Sector screening check, applicants that are invited for an interview are encouraged to request a completed CRC (level 1) that includes Vulnerable Sector screening check from their local RCMP/Police detachment prior to their interview. The CRC will only need to be provided upon request.
  • Please ensure your resume highlights how your previous work experience is related to the qualifications and requirements for this position. Please clearly state the employment dates on your resume with the month and the year.
  • As part of the selection process candidates may be invited to complete a written knowledge test.
  • Please note that candidates will be contacted via email to book testing or interviews. Please ensure you provide a current email address in your resume.
  • Successful candidates will undergo pre-employment security screening. In order to expedite this process, please be prepared to present a recent (completed within the last 3 months) Criminal Records Check that includes a Vulnerable Sector screening check at the time of the interview.
  • Registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) is required to be eligible for this position. As per the Health Professions Act, successful applicants must be registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) to be eligible for this position, if: (a) they have a degree in social work from any university in North America that is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) or the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); or (b) they have graduated from an approved social work diploma program in Alberta; or (c) they have, within the last five years, been a registered, certified or licensed social worker in another province or with a member of the Association of Social Work Boards. Please be prepared to provide your registration details at the time of interview. For more information please visit http://www.acsw.ab.ca/
  • This role requires that you have a valid Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle
  • For information regarding Children's Services specific to the region, please visit our website at the following address: http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/services-near-you/15010.html and choose your region on the left side of the page.
  • For more information on the Ministry of Children's Services and the programs and services we provide, please visit our website at the following address: childrensservices.alberta.ca
What we offer:
Comprehensive benefits plan
Pension Plan: https://www.pspp.ca/
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How to Apply

ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY. When you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file, and that you include contact information including email address on your resume. The title of your document must be 20 characters or shorter. If you encounter technical issues applying online, contact (name) at (number). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition, and will receive an email within 24 hours that their resume has been received.

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://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx. Please include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Position Profile

https://www.alberta.ca/jobs/pprofile/pp1054651.htm

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.