Employment Opportunities

Title: Social Worker – Long term protection

Reports to: Supervisor

Location: Sipekne’katik

Duties: 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
  • we welcome applications from new graduates
  • a good knowledge of child development, family dynamics and functioning, child abuse and  neglect
  • 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 and a 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 : $48,608.04 - $75,339.16

Closing Date: 4:30 pm on Thursday November 15, 2018

A resume with a cover letter should be submitted directly to:

Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fax: 902-379-2381

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.