Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $63,000 - $75,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories
This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Inuvik, NT.
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.
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 that 1600 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.
While the Tlicho Community Services Agency will operate under a separate board and Hay River Health and Social Services Agency will in the interim, the NTHSSA will set clinical standards, procedures, guidelines and monitoring the entire NWT. Service Agreements will be established with these boards to identify performance requirements and adherence to clinical standards, procedures, guidelines and policies established by the NTHSSA.
Located in Inuvik, the Case Aide reports to, and is supervised by the Regional Supervisor, Child and Family Services, and is responsible for providing services such as transporting clients to appointments, providing escorts for children/youth as required, conducting home visits related to both prevention and protection services, supervising access visits, ensuring timely documentation, researching information, coordinating case conferences and cultural activities, attending meetings, providing referrals, drafting reports and other duties as and when required.
This position provides the supporting work necessary to ensure the child's connection with their family and community, and assists Family and Community Social Workers (Social Workers) in completing a variety of standard casework tasks, including but not limited to, the service documents, supervising/facilitating visits, completion of case notes and other documentation, and facilitating appointments and meetings. Casework tasks include a combination of administrative tasks and direct client contact.
The legacies of colonization, assimilation policies such as residential schools, have impacted indigenous health outcomes and the way health and social services are delivered and accessed. This position requires the incumbent to practice from a perspective that is trauma-and violence-informed, anti-oppressive, strengths-based and family centred approach and the position requires that interaction with clients and families, community members, partners and colleagues is tactful, respectful and humble.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge and the ability to support the development and implementation of access plan and coordinate schedule with children, youth and biological families and foster families.
- Knowledge of child development, and of parenting techniques.
- Ability to provide transportation both inside and outside of community for children and youth including relocation/placement in foster homes, appointments, and supervised access visits.
- Ability to complete work according to procedure and standards and shows a concern for monitoring or checking work.
- Communication skills with clients of various ages and cultures in both written and verbal form; ability to understand/respond effectively to other people from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to value other's input and expertise and is willing to learn from others including peers and supervisors.
- Computer literacy and the ability to learn and apply work processing, database systems.
- Organizational, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to become familiar with colonization, Canada's Assimilation policies, and the residential school legacy in Canada and the impacts upon indigenous populations.
- Ability to keep one's emotions under control and retrain negative actions when provoked.
- Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and in a cross cultural setting.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Diploma in Social Work, Child Development, Youth Care or Early Childhood Education.
Equivalencies will be considered.
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
1st FLOOR ALEX MOSES GREENLAND BUILDING
INUVIK, NT X0E 0T0
Tel (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.