Public Employment Opportunity

Community Service Worker

Competition Details

Referral Number
CSSD.19.20.R0718
Employment type
1 Temporary Position
Division
Children and Youth Services Delivery - Labrador Region
Position Group
NAPE - Hospital Support
Department
Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development
Location
Sheshatshiu
Closing Date
22 Nov 2019
Salary (scale)
$24.52-$27.23 per hour (NAPE HS, CG-29)
Allowances

Labrador Allowance: with dependent $5,878, without $2,939

Travel Allowance: $911 for employee and $702 per dependent

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

The Community Service Worker serves as a link between social work practice and Indigenous communities, and assists in bridging the cultural gap to ensure the best interest of the health, safety and well-being of children, families and the community. This position assists social workers in providing vital cultural knowledge, assists with the development of plans to incorporate cultural values, assists with interdisciplinary services to ensure support plans are implemented, and in advocating for clients for other services. This position is also responsible for maintaining accurate documentation of client assessment and treatment progress, and also may assist the social worker in conducting home visits, office visits, and transportation of clients. The incumbent also provides language translation services where able, and performs other related duties as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Completion of a High School Diploma (equivalencies will be considered)
  2. Experience providing support services in an Indigenous community
  3. Ability to speak Innu-aimun (asset)
  4. Experience working with children and families (asset)
  5. Completion of coursework in a related social sciences field (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of Indigenous community supports and services
  2. Knowledge of CSSD programs and services relating to children and families (asset)
  3. Records management skills
  4. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  6. Ability to work independently
  7. Ability to work in a team
  8. 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 Record Check satisfactory to the Employer
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Use of a private vehicle with business insurance
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 about this opportunity please call Frances Traverse at (709) 282-5037.

  • 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.R0718, 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 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 about this opportunity please call Frances Traverse at (709) 282-5037.