Community Social Services Worker III
Closing date: Mar 31, 2017
Location: Fort Liard
Department: DCHSSA Social Prog Support
Job Code: 14173
Salary: $83,363 - $99,509
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About the Job
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) works under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services and the Health and Social Services regions, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the Northwest Territories through planning, development, deliver, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.
NTHSSA is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. THSSA strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.
Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.
Reporting directly to the Regional Supervisor, Social Work Services, and the incumbent is one of eight (8), Community Social Service Worker III staff, who delivers Child and Family Services to the population of the Dehcho region. The CSSW III provides and supports the delivery of social services to children, individuals, families, groups, and the community in order to enhance overall healthy families and communities. The CSSW III operates in a framework of understanding in regards to addictions, mental health, and family violence.
Programs within NTHSSA Child and Family Services include, but are not limited to, Child Protection, Foster Care Services, Adoption Services, Adult Services (Protection), and Family Violence. Community Social Services includes providing emergency and non-emergency social service support, which subsequently involves intervention services and responding to emergencies that may require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of Social Work Practice. Poor decision-making can have a profoundly negative impact on a child, the child's family, foster families, adoptive families, the community, and upon the credibility of Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority, the Department of Health and Social Services, and the Government of the Northwest Territories.
Day to day supervision is provided by the Regional Supervisor, Social Work Services, as well as the on-call supervisor during after-hours services.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Completion of a Social Work Degree; Bachelor of Social Work Degree with 3 years direct, relevant, and recent experience in a scope of practice related to Child Protection, Mental Health and Addictions, and Family Violence. Child Protection Experience should include, but not limited to, physical and sexual abuse investigations, court and court documentation, foster and adoption care, risk assessment, and child placement experience.
Eligible for current registration with the Department of Health and Social Services is mandatory for this position.
For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca .
Driver's License Requirement
A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary for this position starts at $42.75 per hour (approximately $83,362 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,155.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID # 14173
Closing Date: March 31, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
Fort Smith Client Service Centre
GNWT Human Resources
83 Breynat Street
FORT SMITH, NT X0E 0P0
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298