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Assessor (HSW 6)

Edmonton and Area   |      May 14, 2018 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW
Closing Date:     06/04/2018
Employer:     Government of Alberta
Title:     Assessor (HSW 6)
Address:      Various offices
City:     Edmonton and Area
Date Posted:     05/14/2018
Salary:     $2,645.29 to $3,419.20 bi-weekly ($69,042.70 to $89,241.12 annually)
Summary:     About Us:

Are you in search of a rewarding career that will allow you to make a difference in the lives of Children & Families? Children's Services is a leader in strengths-based and family focused practice, and we are looking for skilled Assessors to join our team. We are looking for individuals with a passion for the pursuit of excellence in services to children, youth and families.

Through the cornerstones of assessment, engagement and collaboration Assessors
building strong relationships and those who can empower families, youth and children to achieve positive and healthy outcomes.
Children's Services works with families and communities to develop nurturing, safe, and strong environments for our children and youth.
You can be part of helping us make a difference!

Follow the link to see what else we have to offer: https://www.alberta.ca/ministry-childrens-services.aspx
Qualifications:     Preferred Education: A Master or Bachelor of Social Work with one or more years of directly related experience

Preferred Experience: Conducting investigations, performing needs assessments to determine type of intervention, advocating for clients, participating in case planning and management to support vulnerable children and families.

The following experience would be considered an asset:

Experience and knowledge working with Indigenous cultures
Experience working within a socially inclusive environment
Experience working in a child intervention setting
Experience working with community resources
Current or previous delegation (within the last two years) under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act

The following equivalencies may also be considered: a related university degree with three years of related experience; or a related diploma plus five years of related experience.
The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong critical thinking skills.

Notes:
This competition will be used to create a list of qualified applicants to be placed in current and future temporary and/or permanent vacancies in all offices within the Edmonton Region. Please note that the Edmonton Region includes suburban locations such as Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Stony Plain, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.

Please ensure your cover letter highlights how your previous work experience is related to the qualifications and requirements for this position. Please clearly state the employment dates on your resume with the month and the year. Other helpful tips for applicants can be found at: https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/applying/tips.html The cover letter will be used as a screening tool to assess written skills. Not having a cover letter may affect the consideration of your resume.
As part of the selection process candidates may be invited to complete a written knowledge test.

Please note that candidates will be contacted via email to book testing or interviews. Please ensure you provide a current email address in your resume.

Successful candidates will undergo pre-employment security screening. In order to expedite this process, please be prepared to present a recent (completed within the last 3 months) Criminal Records Check that includes a Vulnerable Sector screening check at the time of the interview.

As per the Health Professions Act, successful applicants who: (a) have a degree in social work from any university in North America that is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) or the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); or (b) have graduated from an approved social work diploma program in Alberta; or (c) have, within the last five years, been a registered, certified or licensed social worker in another province or with a member of the Association of Social Work Boards must be registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) to be eligible for this position. Please be prepared to provide your registration details at the time of interview. For more information please visit http://www.acsw.ab.ca/

This role requires that you have a valid Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle
Description:     Children's Services - Edmonton Region is looking for passionate individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of children and families in their communities. If you are looking to expand your career in assessing the safety needs of children, then apply today!

As an Assessor, you will utilize your strong knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, Children's Services protocols, regional directives, and all related policies to complete intakes and assessments and make recommendations to ensure the safety and protection of children and families.

Using your knowledge and experience with Signs of Safety and Practice Strategies, you will collect information in order to determine the nature and the degree of risk to a child. Strong assessment skills are also essential as you will be performing initial, extended and multi-level assessments. Your de-escalation and interpersonal skills will assist you in resolving conflict as required in the intervention and counseling of clients. Effective oral and written communication abilities as well as demonstrated strength in computer literacy are required and will assist you in the development of service plans and court documentation. This faced paced position requires individuals who are outcome oriented, highly motivated with strong time management and organizational skills.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following key competencies:

Child Intervention (CI) Practice- This is legislated and is the foundational competency that is anchored by all six Child Intervention Practice Foundational principles: Aboriginal Experience; Preserve Family; Strengths-based; Connection; Collaboration; and Continuous Improvement.

Anti-oppressive practice. Our Caseworkers understand how power operates in society, and seek to reduce or eliminate discrimination, by working respectfully with all individuals and groups fairly.

Demonstrated Relationship Building skills- GOA Caseworkers are able to establish, sustain and foster constructive working relationships, focused on achieving positive CI outcomes, with children, families, communities and their work team.

This role will give you the opportunity to use your professional skills and knowledge while helping children, youth and families reach their full potential. You will bring a strong commitment to your work and the agility to grow from the challenges provided by working directly with children and families.

Join us in making a difference, apply today!

To learn more about Children's Services, please follow the link below to watch a short video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV6FobdgP-A&feature=youtu.be

Children's Services has a number of opportunities across Alberta, if you are interested in knowing about the other locations and communities were these offices are located: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/jobs/positionprofile/Maps-ServiceDeliveryRegions.pdf

Please indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in location outside of the Edmonton area.
Please forward your resume to:     Online applications are preferred at https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/.
Please ensure that you include contact information including email address on resume.
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Yulia Bulakh, Alberta Children's Services, 8th Floor, Park Plaza, 10611 98 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 2P7. Phone: (780) 638-1232.

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: https://www.alberta.ca/iqas.aspx