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New Job Social Worker In Nova Scotia

social worker
social worker

social worker

Company : Nova Scotia Government
Salary : $4,056–$6,311 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Work Setting

  • Community service organization
  • Various locations
  • Social and family service agency
  • Government department and/or agency
  • Child Welfare Organization


  • Interview clients to assess their situation and determine the types of services required and eligibility
  • Provide counsel and therapy to help clients resolve social and personal problems
  • Refer clients to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services
  • Investigate cases of child abuse or neglect and take authorized protective action when necessary
  • Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working with a client group
  • Act as an advocate for client groups in the community
  • Provide mediation services and psychosocial assessments
  • Obtain information and prepare reports or case histories

Certificates, Licences, Memberships, and Courses

  • Membership in a provincial association of social workers

Target Audience

  • Children
  • Family

Social Work Specialization

  • Child welfare

Security and Safety

  • Criminal record check
  • Child abuse registry check

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Valid driver's licence
  • Own vehicle

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Large workload
  • Large caseload
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking

Personal Suitability

  • Client focus
  • Dependability
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player
  • Values and ethics

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • What is your current field of study?

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Disability benefits
  • Health care plan
  • Vision care benefits

Financial benefits

  • As per collective agreement

Long term benefits

  • Life insurance
  • Maternity and parental benefits
  • Other benefits
  • Pension plan