Alberta College of Social Workers

Mgr-Child Intervention (M41Z2)

Whitecourt or Barrhead   |      December 01, 2017 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW
Closing Date:     12/14/2017
Employer:     Children's Services
Title:     Mgr-Child Intervention (M41Z2)
Address:      To be determined
City:     Whitecourt or Barrhead
Date Posted:     12/01/2017
Salary:     $3,062.51-$4,121.25 Bi-weekly
Summary:     A successful society is defined by its people and the opportunities available for them to fully and actively participate in all aspects of life and provide for themselves and/or their families. The Ministry of Children's Services works alongside the Ministry of Community and Social Services to foster a society, in which families are secure and resilient, individuals have safe, sustainable employment, vulnerable Albertans have the supports they require, and no one is left behind. You can be part of helping us make a difference!

The Ministry of Children's Services leads child intervention, foster & kinship care, adoption, child care & early childhood development, and improvements for children & youth.

To find out more about our work visit:

This position will be located in either Whitecourt or Barrhead.

Whitecourt is a town in Central Alberta located approximately 177 km northwest of Edmonton with an approximate population of 10,204. The Town has branded itself as the Snowmobile Capital of Alberta and its motto is Let's Go! Whitecourt's economy is largely driven by three major industries - forestry, oil and gas industry and tourism. Whitecourt and Woodlands County was named the "Forest Capital of Canada 2013". Attractions within Whitecourt include the Allan & Jean Millar Centre, Rotary Park, the Forest Interpretive Centre and Heritage Park, and a variety of other facilities and parks. For more information on Whitecourt please visit

Barrhead is a great place to live and work, offering a charming country atmosphere just 75 minutes' drive north west from Edmonton. Barrhead, with an approximate population of 4,579 has all the desirable qualities of a rural community and many benefits found only in larger centres. Residents enjoy an enviable variety of restaurants, stores and municipal services including a popular golf course. The major industries that support Barrhead's economy are oil and gas, forestry, and agriculture. Please visit for more information.
Qualifications:     Degree in Social Work (preferred) with at least five years of relevant supervisory experience. Related Bachelor's degree/Diploma with extensive supervisory experience will be considered as equivalent.
Description:     North Central Alberta Children's Services is offering an exciting opportunity for interested individuals to use their vibrant leadership and management skills to help make a difference in the lives of children, youth and families. Reporting to a Senior Manager, the focus of this position is to lead the delivery of quality child intervention services and programs to children, youth, and families in Whitecourt, Barrhead, Alexis First Nations and surrounding areas.

Through mentorship, coaching, guidance and support, this front line leadership role ensures that: services delivered are aligned with the key strategies and business plan goals of the Ministry, reflect the vision of the Ministry and Region, and comply with appropriate legislation, regulations, provincial standards, Regional policies and fiscal targets. This position will play a key role in supporting implementation of Child Intervention Practice Framework activities, which includes Signs of Safety, Lifelong Connections, growing Kinship and Caregiver Supports and activities supporting Specialized Supports, as well as supporting the strategic direction of the Ministry and implementation of initiatives within the Region. Demonstrating relational accountability with Indigenous partners will be a priority for this role. The responsibility for: guiding child intervention practice and supporting improved family wellness; creating and sustaining a well-workplace for staff; developing positive communities, promoting collaborative partnerships and achieving better outcomes for children, youth and families are integral to this role.

Your previous supervisory or managerial experience is crucial, along with some background in financial functions will serve you in meeting the challenges and demands that you will face. Experience with multi-cultural and multi-lingual based caseloads would be deemed beneficial in these roles. Experience working with rural communities and families is essential.

The successful candidate will be required to have a valid Alberta Driver's license and have access to a reliable vehicle as travel will be required. As per the Health Professions Act, it is mandatory for successful applicants who have a MSW, BSW or Social Work Diploma to register and maintain this registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers; this position will require the successful applicant to supply a current and satisfactory Criminal Records (Vulnerable Sector) Check and a Child Intervention Check.
Please forward your resume to:     Online applications are preferred on

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Should you require more information please call 780-324-3202.

For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: