Employment Opportunities

Title: Social Worker – Temporary Care and Custody (2 fulltime positons)

Reports to: Supervisor

Location: Indian Brook, NS (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 Wednesday, June 27, 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.