New Job Disability Services Caseworker In Alberta

Disability Services Caseworker

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $5,115 - $6,612 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information


Job Requisition ID: 17944

Ministry: Community and Social Services

Location: Grande Prairie

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Ongoing

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: October 21, 2021

Classification: Human Services Worker 5

About Us


A successful society is defined by its people and the opportunities available for them to fully and actively participate in all aspects of life and provide for themselves and/or their families. The Department of Community and Social Services works to foster a society in which families are secure and resilient, individuals have safe, sustainable employment, vulnerable Albertans have the supports they require, and no one is left behind. You can be part of helping us make a difference!

The Department of Community and Social Services leads income, employment, disabilities and community-based supports, family violence prevention, and family & community support services

To find out more about our work visit:

Role

In the Disability Services Caseworker role, you will be responsible for the assessment and identification of client, family and community needs in order to assist in coordinating the provision of multiple services for the families of children with disabilities and individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The four positions in the Northwest may be dual role positions, supporting both the FSCD and PDD programs. The one position in the Northeast area is focused on the FSCD program. Activities in both programs include a current focus Assessment of Needs, Transition Planning, Service Design and planning /monitoring, and supports to families and Family Managed Services.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Partnering with families who have children with disabilities, and providing proactive supports and services to these families that enhance their capacity to promote their child’s healthy growth and development;
  • Using knowledge of family centered practice to work collaboratively with parents to complete ongoing assessments of the child’s and family’s needs that will result in an Individualized Family Support Plan that will result in an FSCD agreement. The family is a partner with you in this relationship and will have opportunities to participate in all aspects of the process;
  • Helping the family coordinate supports and services to address new or changing needs of the child with the disability as well as the needs of the family.
  • Monitoring the delivery of supports and services and review progress toward the achievement of outcomes;
  • Establishing, cultivating and enhancing working relationships with community partners to maximize support and services to families.
  • Service Design and planning based on the supports required and Monitoring (ongoing case management): planning and review of an individual’s progress in programs and services, including evaluation of the appropriateness of the services provided.
  • Family Managed Services (FMS): clarify the role of the Funds Administrator and monitor their responsibilities in relation to the FMS contract (Providing information related to planning and delivering services to the Individual, monitoring services, hiring and monitoring staff, and reporting requirements); assist the Funds Administrator in planning services for the Individual.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Work with at least 6 months of recent related experience.

Related work experience with disability programs, and/or a related client group is preferred; Case management experience is also preferred. Direct experience with other client groups served by Community and Social Services would be considered an asset. Experience working with related community organization is considered an asset. Previous Government of Alberta experience will be considered an asset. Candidates must be registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers.

Equivalencies will be considered: Master of Social Work (no experience required); OR related university degree and 2 years related experience; OR related diploma and 3 years related experience.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.
The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

  • Agility
  • Drive for Results
  • Develop Self and Others
  • Build Collaborative Environments
  • Develop Networks
  • Systems Thinking
  • Creative Problem Solving

Salary

$2,557.64 to $3,306.24 bi-weekly: $66,754 to $86,292/yearly

Notes

The hours of work are 36.25 hours weekly.

There are 4 permanent position in the Northwest:
The positions preference is Grande Prairie or Peace River but consideration will also be given to the communities of Slave Lake, Edson, Hinton, High Prairie, High Level or Whitecourt.

There is 1 permanent position in the Northeast:
The preference is Westlock but will consider rural northeast locations including Athabasca, Barrhead, Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, St. Paul or Vegreville

Please indicate in your cover letter what location(s) you are interested in.

The successful candidate will be required to have a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle that meets the requirements of the Region as travel will be required.

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.

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.

The final candidate for this position will also be asked to undergo an academic check

What we offer:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
    • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
    • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply



If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

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)


Closing Statement

The Government of Alberta is implementing a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees, to improve the health and safety of Alberta Public Service employees and Albertans we serve.

Any candidates in the process for applying for employment with the Government of Alberta, must be able to comply with one of the following:

  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination;
  • If you are a successful candidate and have not provided proof of COVID 19 vaccination, you may select to produce a negative PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) or rapid test result, date-stamped within 72 hours of every scheduled work day/shift, on an ongoing basis starting on December 14, 2021. These tests will be paid for by the employee;
  • Candidates and employees who are unable to get vaccinated based on a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act may request approval for an exemption and accommodation.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Shannon Nadeau at Shannon.Nadeau@gov.ab.ca.

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