Child and Family Services Worker – REPOST

Child and Family Services Worker – REPOST

SP4 Social Services Worker 4

Regular/full-time; Term/full-time

Department of Families

Rural Northern Child and Family Services, Community Service Delivery

Beausejour MB, Steinbach MB

Advertisement Number: 38393

Salary(s):   SP4 $56,040.00 – $77,714.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 10, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Applicants who are graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Human Ecology (Family Studies) within the next six months are encouraged to apply.

An eligibility list may be created to fill similar regular, term, part-time and/or full time positions in  Swan River, Dauphin, Selkirk, Gimli, Stonewall, Pine Falls and Churchill and will remain in effect for 6 months

The Child and Family Services Worker is responsible for the full range of statutory child welfare services to families and children within the designated geographical area. This dynamic position requires effective case management skills as well as establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals, families, services providers and agencies.  

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle with the ability to travel on government business within the Province of Manitoba
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, statutory holidays and the after hours stand-by rotation when required

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Post secondary degree in social sciences (preferably BSW). Other combinations of education and experience may be considered at an underfill or commensurate classification and salary level 
  • Case management experience (including intakes, assessments, service coordination, counselling, and monitoring) in a social service setting
  • Ability to work from a strength based social work practice
  • Knowledge of the effects of child abuse and neglect
  • Effective interpersonal skills to develop positive working relationships with clients, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize complex tasks/assignments in a high volume work environment with competing demands
  • Effective written communication skills to write clear and concise correspondence to a variety of audiences including detailed reports
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate or deliver difficult messages or information to clients
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)

Desired:

  • Ability to conduct safety assessments
  • Ability to conduct child abuse investigations

Duties:
What you will do:
The successful candidate will perform a range of duties that include: intake, conducting abuse investigations, developing case plans to ensure child safety, coordinating support services, working with collateral community agencies, assisting with after-hours services to children and families. You will play a key role in the management of protection, voluntary family service and child in care cases.

What we offer:

  • A career in a helping and caring profession with the ability to make a profound and lasting impact in the lives of people
  • A positive work environment where you can build successful and long-lasting professional relationships with co-workers who will share their knowledge and expertise with you
  • Every day is different with variety in tasks and challenges
  • Training from orientation to on-going professional development within Child and Family Services that will give you the tools you need to be successful
  • The Manitoba government has a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long-term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave and a defined pension plan.
  • Training and career development opportunities are also available for employees.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38393

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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