New job Child & Caregiver Support Worker in Saskatchewan
Child & Caregiver Support Worker
Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $28.39 - $35.59 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan
The Ministry of Social Services, Child and Family Programs division in the North service area requires two Child & Caregiver Support Workers for the Meadow Lake and Buffalo Narrows offices to provide services under the Authority of The Child and Family Services Act and The Adoption Act. You will provide a range of services designed to provide protective, preventative and support services to extended families, alternate caregivers, foster parents, adoptive parents, plus children and their families using the P.R.I.D.E. model and the Family Centered Case Management Model of practice.
As a Child & Caregiver Support Worker, you will be responsible for delivery of services, which include casework and resource planning related to a variety of programs for children in care, extended family caregivers, and or foster families. You will work effectively and positively with co-workers, supervisors, the regional management team and caregivers to support regional directions that continuously improve or enhance service delivery to children and their families. You may be required to deliver training or facilitate groups for educational/support purposes. You may conduct intensive home studies for prospective extended family based caregivers, foster parents, adoptive families, and/or facilitate placements and provide post-placement support and maintenance.
You may provide support to caregivers to develop planning for children’s best interests and work with them in establishing the supports they require. You may work with foster parents and or extended family caregivers to plan and prepare the child’s return home. You will act as a liaison and consultant where required, with First Nations Child & Family Services Agencies and other community agencies, on matters relating to service delivery and decisions regarding children. When required, you will be expected to represent the unit, Ministry and region on various agency, community or internal committees. You will be required to travel throughout the city and rural area and work flexible hours.
To qualify for this position, you will possess a Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work, or an equivalent Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited university, as approved by the SASW or CASW/CASWE.
Candidates must clearly indicate in their cover letter or resume where they have acquired their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Selection of candidates will be assessed based on this information.
To learn more about Social Services, please visit the following website: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-structure/ministries/social-services
Meadow Lake is a short drive away from the beautiful Meadow Lake Provincial Park and other outdoor recreation areas. The northwest region of Saskatchewan offers a spectacular variety of recreational attractions. The local parkland, with its many small lakes, is ideal for cottage vacations and camping, while the northern forest areas feature great fishing and hunting, and some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. Year round, there is always somewhere to explore. http://meadowlake.ca/
Buffalo Narrows has a lot to offer and is a great recreational community all year round including fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, camping, sightseeing, touring, snowmobiling, skiing etc. Buffalo Narrows is more than a great place to visit; it is also a great place to live. http://www.buffalonarrows.com/