Child Protection Caseworker

Job Information
Author eocanada
Date May 14, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Stoney Nakoda Child & Family Services
Location Vancouver, BC
Category Social Services
Contact Information
For more information and to apply see: http://jobs.applyfirst.ca/jobs/98903

About Stoney Nakoda Child & Family Services

Nestled in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains, Stoney Child & Family Services serves the Morley First Nations community composed of three bands. With a focus on maintaining the preservation of families and collaboration, our mission is to assist and support Stoney families in developing and nurturing safe and strong environments for vulnerable children and youth. Our practice is anti-oppressive and strength-based, as well as culturally sensitive and solutions-focused. Above all, we ensure that all services and decisions are always made in the best interest of the child.

Do You Want to Make a Real Difference?

Stoney Nakoda Child and Family Services are currently seeking skilled Child Protection Caseworkers to join our Child & Youth Services team in Morley, Alberta on a full-time basis.

Under the direct supervision of the Case Worker Supervisor, you will be responsible for ensuring that the rights and safety of children are safeguarded in a healthy, cultural environment. More specifically, you will engage families, build trusting relationships, and work with them to address issues causing the child to be in need of child protective services while endeavouring to preserve the language and culture of Stoney-Nakoda.

As a Caseworker, you will have considerable independence and are expected to consult with the supervisor at identified decision points of the Casework Practice Model, providing rationale for their recommendations.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Undertaking an ongoing assessment of child/youth at risk, and families to inform/build the case plan, incorporating the three domains of Parental Capacity, Child Development, and Environmental Factors
  • Assessing risk/safety factors
  • Working with non-voluntary families
  • Positive Engagement and work with service providers, CFSA’s, DFNA’s, hospitals, RCMP
  • Development and ongoing review of the concurrent plan
  • Court preparation and attendance
  • Ability to be on-call 24 hrs during an on-call rotation

The Ideal Candidate

The strongest applicants will possess a MSW or a BSW with some related experience. Experience working in frontline child protection is ideal. Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, delegation training and other related legislation are an asset.

The following equivalencies will also be considered: a related University degree or Diploma plus years of related experience working with families and children. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Computer skills in Microsoft office are required. The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a pre-employment security screening and will have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

Ability to speak or understand the Stoney culture and language is an asset. Knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions, customs and practices is essential.

The Benefits

As the successful candidate, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary plus extended health and dental benefits, Register pension plan and travel allowance.

If you’re looking for a rewarding role with the potential to make a real difference to the lives of others, please apply to join our team today!

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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