New job Community Social Services Worker III in Northwest Territories

Community Social Services Worker III

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $88,000 - $106,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Fort Simpson.

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

Reporting directly to the Regional Supervisor, Social Work Services, and the incumbent is one of eight (8), Community Social Service Worker III staff who delivers Child and Family Services to the population of the Dehcho region. The CSSW III provides and supports the delivery of social services to children, individuals, families, groups, and the community in order to enhance overall healthy families and communities. The CSSW III operates in a framework of understanding in regards to addictions, mental health, and family violence.

Programs within NTHSSA Child and Family Services include, but are not limited to, Child Protection, Foster Care Services, Adoption Services, Adult Services (Protection), and Family Violence.

Services may be provided within NTHSSA offices, communities, client homes, schools, health centers, and community halls, etc., and are intended to promote a healthy lifestyle, and decrease the incidence of negative physical, mental, social, and emotional impacts of abuse, addictions, family violence, mental illness, and trauma. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The Community Social Services Workers will be required to provide on-call coverage on a rotational basis during the evening and weekends in order to provide emergency social services to residents of the Dehcho Region.

The incumbent must attend NWT Statutory training and receive and maintain a Child Protection Worker Appointment.

This position is typically attained by:

  • A Social Work Degree with 3 years direct, relevant, and recent experience in a scope of practice related to Child Protection, Mental Health and Addictions, and Family Violence. Child Protection Experience should include, but not limited to, physical and sexual abuse investigations, court and court documentation, foster and adoption care, risk assessment, and child placement experience;
  • Registered or eligible to be registered with the NWT Social Work Association;
  • Completed satisfactory criminal record check.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

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