Employment Opportunities


Title: Social Worker – Long term protection
Status of employment: Full time
Reports to: Supervisor Location: Eskasoni, NS

Under the direction of the Supervisor, the Social Worker is responsible under the Children & Family Services Act for:
− receiving reports of child abuse and neglect;
− carrying out child abuse investigations independently and where necessary, with police;
− providing services to children and their families to ensure the safety and well-being of children;
− participating in family/group conferencing to seek family and community-based solutions;
− presenting cases to Court;
− supervising and providing services to children in the care of the agency;
− maintaining records on the case management system; and
− responsible for afterhours duty on a rotational basis.
− must be able to travel extensively

− BSW or MSW, previous child welfare experience will be considered an asset
− eligible for or have membership in the NSCSW
− a good knowledge of child development, family dynamics and functioning, child abuse and
− demonstrated skills in investigation and therapeutic intervention with children and families
− Knowledge of the Children and Family Service Act is a definite asset
− a valid driver’s license, vehicle in good working order and insured for transporting clients
− excellent oral and written communication skills and a willingness to work in an environment
where Mi’kmaw is the first language
− experience working in Mi’kmaw communities considered and asset
− Preference given to Aboriginal People in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Classification Range : PR 8(1) – PR 14(6)
Salary range : $49,583.82 - $76,851.58
Closing Date: 4:30 pm on Friday, May 3, 2019

A resume with a cover letter should be submitted directly to:
Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager
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Fax: 902-379-2381
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.