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The North Service Area in Buffalo Narrows requires a Child Protection Worker to provide services under the Authority of The Child and Family Services Act and The Adoption Act. 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.
This unique team of Child Protection staff will be working in a 2 week rotation over a 4 week averaging period. Typically the hours will be attained through working 11 hour days (Monday through Saturday). You will also provide Emergency Duty Work in the evenings, when required. Candidates will be paid for travel time from their home location to Buffalo Narrows at the beginning and end of the rotation. Transportation, S-4 costs, and staff housing will all be provided. Please note, extensive travel is required while working in this position. Preference will be given to those with a minimum two years of experience in child protection. Candidates must clearly indicate in their resume and/or cover letter how they have acquired the skills and abilities required for this position. Applicants will be screened based on the information provided.
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.
To qualify for this position you will possess a Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Indian Social Work, or an equivalent Social Work degree from an accredited university as approved by the SASW/CASW or CASWE. The successful candidate will be legally eligible to operate a vehicle, required to travel, work flexible hours in the evening and on weekends, and transport children (and parents) in service delivery.