The Community Social Worker (CSW) is part of the primary community care team and must develop a positive working relationship with the community resources in order to provide optimum support to the children and families with which they work.
The incumbent is responsible for providing direct service delivery in several program areas including the Child and Family Services Program (Child Protection, Voluntary Services, Foster Care, Adoptions, Adult Services, Homelessness and Family Violence) and the Aged and Handicapped Program. They are also required to provide supportive services to clients in a wide range of other areas. The extent of direct service delivery provided is dependent upon other resources in the community. The incumbent is expected to case conference with the Regional Supervisor, Child, Family and Services on a regular basis and consult on cases that are particularly difficult.
This job posting will be used to fill all levels of Community Social Services Worker positions in various communities across the Northwest Territories.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The incumbent must have a Diploma in Social Work with a minimum of 2 years of direct practice in the field of Child and Family Service’s or a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and a minimum of 1 year experience in Child and Family Services, preferably within an Indigenous population, or a Master’s Degree in Social Work with six (6) months experience in Child and Family Services, preferably within an Indigenous population.
Obtaining the NWT Child Protection Appointment is a contingency of employment.
Salary range for this position is $83,363 - $99,509.
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority is responsible for the design and delivery of health and social services to ensure that the residents in the Northwest Territories have the best health, best care, for a better future.