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New Job Family And Community Social Worker (Term And Indeterminate) In Northwest Territories

Family and Community Social Worker (Term and Indeterminate)
Family and Community Social Worker (Term and Indeterminate)

Family and Community Social Worker (Term and Indeterminate)

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $90,000 - $107,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

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, Child and Family Services (Supervisor), the Family and Community Social Worker (FCSW) is responsible for intake and investigation, voluntary services, support services, family preservation and family re-unification, permanency planning, court procedures, child placements, as well as afterhours emergency services. This position receives and investigates reports, and intervenes with children, parents and families to ensure the healthy development, protection and safety of children in the least intrusive manner possible, while respecting the rights of children and families, the best interests of the child, and the importance of the child's community and culture as environmental elements that are necessary to the wellbeing of the child and family. The incumbent is expected to practice from a perspective that is trauma- and violence-informed, anti-oppressive, strengths-based and family centered approach and the position requires that interaction with clients and families, community members, partners and colleagues is tactful, respectful and humble. This position frequently provides services to other regions from across the NWT, as clients may move communities. The legacies of colonization, assimilation policies such as residential schools have impacted Indigenous health outcomes and the way HSS are delivered and accessed. The incumbent is expected to honour and promote a culturally safe environment at all times.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Diploma in Social Work with a minimum of two (2) years of direct practice in the field of Child and Family Services or a Bachelor Degree in Social Work.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

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