Internal Employment Opportunity

Social Assistance Worker

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Permanent Position
Early Learning and Child Development Division
Position Group
NAPE - Hospital Support
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Grand Falls - Windsor
Closing Date
20 Jul 2018
Salary (scale)
$24.52 - $27.23 per hour (NAPE HS, CG-29)

Position Details (What is this?)

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is responsible for early childhood learning and development, the K-12 school system, and public libraries. The Department aims to build an educational community in Newfoundland and Labrador that fosters safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for all children and youth in early childhood settings, regulated child care and family resources centers, and pre-school to grade 12. This is accomplished by providing educational policy and direction, as well as curriculum and programs, for the K-12 system, and the administration and management of the K-12 school capital construction program. Additionally, the  Department provides student assessment and research, a broad range of human and technical support services support for students with exceptionalities, support to school districts and public libraries, and e-learning.
The primary responsibility of the Social Assistance Worker (SAW) is to financially assess and respond to inquiries and applications for child care subsidy for families involved in the child care subsidy program as well as to licensed child care providers; as well as duties related to other financial programs within the Division. The incumbent implements child care services subsidy policies and practices and works in collaboration with Provincial Standards, and provides information regarding child care subsidy such as applications, reapplications, claims, payments and referrals. The SAW communicates with child care providers regarding their status of child care subsidy approvals and authorizations; maintains files to ensure information is up to date and accurate and all required information is included prior to subsidy approval or reapproval on an ongoing basis; enters all information into Integrated Services Management (ISM) in order to process authorizations; enters case notes into ISM; and completes other duties as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Diploma in Accounting or Business Management (equivalencies will be considered)
  2. Experience assessing financial eligibility
  3. Experience with office Administrative practices (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of Education and Early Childhood Development programs and services as related to the child care subsidy program (asset)
  2. Knowledge of legislation governing the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development as related to early learning and child care (asset)
  3. Knowledge of financial assessment practices
  4. Proficiency with IM applications
  5. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  6. Ability to think critically
  7. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  8. Ability to manage time and tasks
  9. Ability to work independently
  10. Relationship building

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Certificate of Conduct satisfactory to the Employer
  2. Vulnerable Sector Query satisfactory to the Employer
  3. Child Protection Clearance Check satisfactory to the Employer
  4. Internal to NAPE HS bargaining unit (if applicable)
Conditions of Acceptance
Applicant Information

This is a NAPE HS bargaining unit position and as per the Collective Agreement, applicants internal to the bargaining unit will be processed prior to other candidates.



For more information on this position please contact Kirsty Collins at (709) 489-8175.

  • This position is considered a "Position of Trust" and therefore, a job offer may be subject to a satisfactory security check.
  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date - late applications with explanation may be accepted.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number EECD.18.19.R0257, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

This is a NAPE HS bargaining unit position and as per the Collective Agreement, applicants internal to the bargaining unit will be processed prior to other candidates.



For more information on this position please contact Kirsty Collins at (709) 489-8175.

This competition is open to employees of the Public Service including those on lay-off status, but does not include students.