Government of Saskatchewan
Child Protection Worker – HUM009612
Employment Type: SGEU Term 9 months or more
Location(s): SK-LaLoche and Area-Buffalo Narrows
Ministry: 036 Social Services
Salary Range: $30.623 – $38.378 Hourly
Salary Supplement: included in hourly salary range (in-scope)
The Ministry of Social Services, Child & Family Services, requires a Child Protection Worker for the two (2) week drive in, two (2) week drive out position in Buffalo Narrows. This unique team of Child Protection staff work in a two (2) week rotation, over a four (4) week averaging period, working 11 hour days (Monday through Saturday) for two (2) weeks. You will also provide Emergency Duty Work in the evenings, when required.
The successful candidate may be compensated for travel time from their home location to Buffalo Narrows at the beginning and end of the rotation. Staff housing may also be provided. Please note, extensive travel is required while working in this position.
You will provide a range of services designed to provide protective, preventative and support services to children and their families using The Family Centered Case Management Model of practice. In this position, you will be responsible for investigating allegations of neglect, physical or sexual abuse, and assessing family functioning, determining risk factors to the children’s safety, implementing intervention plans and providing support services to the family, as required.
When necessary, you will initiate Family Court proceedings and work through this process with the family. In cases where the children are admitted to the care of the Ministry, you will manage their needs, including placement in foster and alternate resources, assessment and treatment planning to ensure that individual health, social psychological and education needs are met and preparation to return home.
Children placed in care on a long-term basis will necessitate long-term care and planning. This process often includes working in co-operation with First Nation Child and Family Service agencies. You will be required to travel, work flexible hours in the evening and on weekends, and transport children (and parents) in service delivery.
The successful candidate will be required to work flexible hours and travel.
To qualify for this position you will possess a Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work, or an equivalent Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited university, as approved by the SASW or CASW/CASWE.
Candidates must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume where they have acquired their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Selection of candidates will be assessed based on this information.
Preference will be given to qualified equity group members who self-declare in this online application, as identified in “diversity groups” below
Diversity Groups: Aboriginal persons
Hours of Work: B – SGEU Field 37.33 – work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks
Criminal Record Check Requirement: The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check, including a vulnerable sector query, as a condition of employment
Number of Openings: 1
Closing Date: Aug 2, 2020, 12:59:00 AM