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Government of Alberta - Children's Services

Jan 06, 2021

Job Information
Job Title: Assessors and Generalists - Child Intervention
Job Requisition ID: 4226
Ministry: Children's Services
Location: Various
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Regular/Temporary: Regular and Temporary (approximately one year)
Scope: Open Competition


Closing Date: January 14, 2021
Classification: Subsidiary 06B 3625 Human Services Worker 6


About Us
The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the  population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversityinclusion-policy.aspx
Children’s Services mission is to assist Albertans in creating conditions for safe and supportive homes,
communities and workplaces so they have opportunities to realize their full potential. The Ministry deals with topics that vary widely and addresses many of the issues people face across their life span. To learn more about our Ministry’s work, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/childrens-services.aspx
The Ministry of Children’s Services has job opportunities across the province of Alberta. Click Here to view a map of our locations.
We have exciting job opportunities for those with a passion and commitment for helping children, youth and families achieve the ultimate goal of preserving family unity, while ensuring children and youth are in a safe environment.


Role
If you are looking to expand your career in assessing the safety needs of children, we have two different positions available; Assessor and Generalist. Read on to learn more about these rewarding opportunities:
Being a leader in strength based and family focused practice you start each day with a selfless mindset, determined to leave each day better then it started for the children and families you engage with. This will be done by:
1. Knowing no two days are the same and quick solutions required, you can be Agile, looking within your experience to shift along with priorities while bringing the best solutions forward.
2. Showing your love for working independently and being a self-motivated go-getter you will Drive for
Results to proactively get things done with every task you touch.
3. As the position works very closely with outside organizations, your key to success will be Developing Networks in a way that builds trust and respect, combined with the capability to Build Collaborative Environments with the various partners.
4. Knowing your position is part of a much larger puzzle and being able to understand the larger system (Systems thinking) you are working within, and how your work affects other pieces will allow you to obtain a much greater outcome.
5. Having an understanding that every situation is unique, and knowing you must use your Creative
Problem Solving and critical thinking skills to find the root cause of a problem, then work with
stakeholders and community partners to come up with timely viable solutions, often in high stress
situations.

Assessor
In this role, the Assessor , will be responsible for but not limited:
1. Assessments: Utilizing your strong interviewing and engagement skills to assist in collaboration
techniques essential to completing detailed assessments that will determine the safety of children.
2. Recommendations: make recommendations which will directly affect the well-being of children and
families.
3. Court Preparation: Preparing parents and children for court and preparing all necessary court
documents.
4. Relationship Building: Establishing or enhancing existing relationships with community partners and
partnerships to enable provision of service to children, youth and families.
5. Acts and Legislation: Having a strong knowledge of the Child Youth, Family Enhancement Act, Signs of Safety and other related legislation to guide your practice in making recommendations.


Generalist
In this role, the Generalist , will be responsible for but not limited:
1. Intake: During the intake process, determine children/youth who are in need of intervention.
2. Assessment: Determining through ongoing assessment, the needs and safety of the child, protective factors and risk factors of the home and family environment.
3. Guardianship: Providing guardianship to children with Permanent Guardianship Order (PGO) status
and responsible to plan for each PGO child's permanent placement, as well as work with the child for
their transition to adulthood.
4. Case Planning/Conferences: Ensuring services are provided to children and families through case
planning and case conferences to meet the child's unmet needs.
5. Court Preparation: Preparing parents and children for court and preparing all necessary court
documents.
6. Relationship Building: Establishing or enhancing existing relationships with community partners and
partnerships to enable provision of service to children, youth and families.
7. Acts and Legislation: Having a strong knowledge of the Child Youth, Family Enhancement Act, Signs of Safety and other related legislation to guide your practice in making recommendations.


Qualifications
Bachelor of Social Work with one year directly related experience in delivering child intervention services.
Preference will be given to those who have experience in:
 conducting assessments;
 case management and planning in a child intervention setting;
 working with Indigenous cultures.
The following experience are considered assets:
 delivering foster care, kinship care, permanency support, and family preservation;
 the development of service plans and presentation of documents for court
The following equivalencies maybe considered; Master of Social Work and some experience, a related
university degree with three years of related experience; or a related diploma plus four years of related experience; or related certificate and 5 years related experience.
Note: Equivalency for professional roles related to Child Intervention: Directly related degree or diploma, successful completion of in-service or comparable training and one year directly related experience.


APS Competencies
Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://psc.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies


Salary
$2,671.74 to $3,453.39 bi-weekly:
Notes
Hours of Work
 Monday to Friday - 36.25 hours per week (full time)
 Depending on location, you may be required to participate in on-call/after hour’s rotation (evenings and weekends).
Temporary position – this position is anticipated to be approximately one year
Other information:
 As both roles require professional documentation and sensitive conversations, you must possess
excellent verbal and written communication skills. Written assessment may be used as part of the
screening/selection process.
 Temporary assignments may be considered for internal employees.
 Relocation expenses will not be provided
 This position may be used to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies across the Government of
Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.
For more information on the Government of Alberta hiring process, view this
link: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx


Role Requirements
 This role requires that you have a valid Class 5 Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle
 Ability to travel throughout the province may be required depending on location.
 As per the Health Professions Act successful applicants must: be registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) to be eligible for this position, if: (a) they 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) they have graduated from an approved social work diploma program in Alberta; or (c) they 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. Please be prepared to provide your registration details at the time of interview. For more information, please visit http://www.acsw.ab.ca/
 The final candidate for this position will undergo an academic check, intervention record check and
provide a suitable security screening. Due to wait times to receive a completed Criminal Records Check (CRC) that includes Vulnerable Sector screening check, applicants invited for an interview are
encouraged to request a completed Criminal Record Check (level 1) that includes Vulnerable Sector
screening check from their local RCMP/Police detachment prior to their interview. Upon request, you
will need to provide a criminal record check. If you have completed a CRC with Vulnerable Sector
within 6 months at time of application, please  include this as part your online submission


How To Apply
Go to the posting on the Government of Alberta career portal and click on the “Apply Now” button.
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements. 
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Tips for Applicants: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx


Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Shannon Nadeau
at shannon.nadeau@gov.ab.ca.