Caseworker - Central Region Areas
Government of Alberta
Alberta
Within Childrens Services and Child Intervention, Human Service Workers are individuals who focus on creating safety and well-being of children by demonstrating competence and an anti-oppressive approach in the four domains of CI practice:

  • Preserving and supporting families to build capacity
  • Connecting children with their culture and communities
  • Facilitating permanency
  • Collaborating with children, families, agencies and communities.
The Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA) and the Child Intervention Practice Framework are the guides for Child Intervention practice. The Child Intervention Practice Framework is a set of principles and core elements of leading practice to guide efforts in the child intervention system. The framework supports an environment where family strengths are recognized, and children and youth are respected and supported.

The Caseworker, family, Assessor and service team members? work together to ensure the safety of children and youth by connecting with relevant community resources and organizations to promote permanency, enhance parental capacity, family functioning and wellness.

As a Caseworker you will:
Perform ongoing re-assessment of children, youth and families
Be responsible for case planning as well as the provision of/or management of services to ensure that the needs of the child, youth and/or family are met.
Engages and work with families to help them understand their situation and to address root issues causing a child to be in need of intervention services.

Our goal is to foster self-reliance and strong, positive families that are functioning contributors to the Alberta economy and society. Human Service Workers help this goal be realized. They provide a range of service and support to children and families involved in the social services system. This range includes: making informed decisions; removing children from high risk situations; reunify children with families; ensure services provided by external agencies are community appropriate; develop policies and procedures; and implement related regulations and legislation.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Social Work with 6 months related experience. Equivalencies will be considered at Master of Social Work (no experience required); OR related university degree and 2 years related experience; OR related diploma and 3 years related experience.

Salary
$2,532.32 - $3,273.50 biweekly

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 in all offices within the province of Alberta, in the communities of Central Region Lloydminster, Wainwright, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House, Red Deer, Stettler, Olds & Drumheller. Community preferences will be considered; however, areas of highest need will take priority. Hours of work are Monday - Friday 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (36.25 hrs/week); may be required to work some evenings and weekends.
  • As part of the selection process candidates may be invited to complete a written knowledge test.
  • Candidates will be contacted via email to book testing or interviews. Please ensure you provide a current email address in your resume.
  • This role requires that you have a valid Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle
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.

  • 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/
How to Apply
How to Apply
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE PREFERRED at https://jobs.alberta.ca Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

Please ensure that you include contact information including full name, email address and phone number on your cover letter and resume.

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 first then last name followed by the seven digit Job Opening ID number (Joe_Smith_1040000)

If you are unable to apply online, please call Dawn at 403-340-7578

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.