Social Worker II (Labrador Eligibility List)
Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development
Working in an Indigenous community with a diverse cultural background, the Social Worker II provides professional social work services to clients of the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development (CSSD), covering a spectrum of services and programs including Protective Intervention Services, Adoption Services, Youth Services and Community Youth Corrections, and In-Care and Residential services. The Social Worker II conducts risk and safety assessments; and provides counselling and case management for children, youth and families to address family dynamics and complex psychosocial factors. Other duties include screening, identifying and prioritizing referrals for service, developing intervention plans, consulting with other professionals as necessary, and completing documentation in accordance with professional standards of practice, and policies and procedures of the department. The incumbent prepares reports, completes legal documents and provides testimony in court as required, conducts home or agency visits, and supports community based services; and provides leadership to other staff including Community Services Workers, Social Worker Assistants, administrative support positions and graduate/undergraduate Social Work students. The Social Worker II adheres to the standards for client services in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics, Social Work Standards Practice and Departmental standards; and performs other related duties as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)
Screening Criteria
Completion of a Bachelor of Social Work degree
Experience working with children, youth and families
Completion of a graduate degree in Social Work with a focus in Indigenous Studies (asset)
Experience working with individuals of Indigenous descent (asset)
Assessment Criteria
Knowledge of social work practices and standards
Knowledge of social work services relating to children, youth and families
Knowledge of the legislation governing CSSD relating to children, youth and families (asset)
Case management skills
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
Ability to think critically
Ability to work independently
Ability to lead others
Relationship building
Conditions of Employment(What is this?)
Conditions of
Registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW)
Certificate of Conduct satisfactory to the Employer
Vulnerable Sector Query satisfactory to the Employer
Child Protection Record Check satisfactory to the Employer
Proof of valid class 5 driver’s license
Conditions of Acceptance
Willing to accept a flexible work schedule
Willing to accept requirement for travel
Requirement to participate in an on-call schedule and respond as required
Use of private vehicle with business insurance required for Sheshatshiu location
Applicant Information
For additional information please contact Frances Traverse at 709-282-5037.
This eligibility list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in Nain, Sheshatshiu, Hopedale, Rigolet, Natuashish and Makkovik. If interested in a particular community please indicate on your application.
This eligibility list will be used to fill permanent and temporary vacancies.
In accordance with the Labrador Inuit Lands Claim Agreement (LILCA), beneficiaries under the LILCA shall be given priority consideration for positions located within communities covered by the agreement.
This is a NAPE HP bargaining unit position and as per the Collective Agreement, applicants internal to the bargaining unit will be processed prior to other candidates.
Beneficiaries of the LILCA will be processed prior to those internal to the NAPE HP bargaining unit, where applicable.
This position is considered a "Position of Trust" and therefore, a job offer may be subject to a satisfactory security check.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.