Public Employment Opportunity

Social Worker I

Competition Details

Referral Number
CSSD.19.20.R0132
Employment type
1 Temporary Position
1 Temporary Position
Division
Children and Youth Services Delivery - Central / West Region
Position Group
NAPE - Health Professionals
Department
Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development
Location
Marystown
Closing Date
No closing date
Salary (scale)
$34.36-$38.45 per hour (NAPE HP, CG-39)
Benefits

Position Details (What is this?)

Context

The Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development supports individuals, families and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador in achieving improved health and social well-being and reduced poverty; and ensures the protection of children, youth and adults from abuse or neglect. The department promotes the values of inclusion, diversity, and healthy active living and leads the development of policies, programs and partnerships to improve services and the overall social development of the province. The department has over 700 staff delivering services in 40 locations throughout the province.

Duties

This position is responsible for providing professional social work services to clients of the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development (CSSD) covering a spectrum of services and programs including Protective Intervention Services, Adoption Services, Youth Services and Community Youth Corrections.  The Social Worker I will conduct risk and safety assessments; provide counseling and case management for children, youth and families to address family dynamics and complex psychosocial factors. Other duties include screening, identifying and prioritizing referrals for service, developing intervention plans, consulting with other professionals as necessary, and completing documentation in accordance with professional standards of practice, and policies and procedures of the department. In addition, the Social Worker I prepares reports, completes legal documents and provides testimony in court as required, conducts home or agency visits, supports community based services, and provides supervision and evaluation of graduate and undergraduate social work students. The Social Worker I adheres to the standards for client services in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics, Social Work Standards Practice and departmental standards. The Social Worker I performs other related duties as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Completion of a Bachelor of Social Work degree
  2. Experience working with children and families
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of professional social work practices and standards
  2. Knowledge of social work services relating to children, youth and families
  3. Knowledge of legislation governing the Department of CSSD as related to children, youth and families (asset)
  4. Case management skills
  5. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  6. Ability to think critically
  7. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  8. Ability to work independently
  9. Relationship building

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
Offer
  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. Registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW)
  5. Proof of valid class 5 Driver’s License
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Flexible work schedule
  2. Use of private vehicle with business insurance
Applicant Information

This is a NAPE HP 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 Wade White at (709) 637-4060.

  • 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.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting recruitment@gov.nl.ca, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • 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.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number CSSD.19.20.R0132, should be submitted

Online
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 HP 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 Wade White at (709) 637-4060.