Family Services Worker - Metis Child, Family & Community Services

FULL TIME
Multiple Positions Available

 

Competition #: MCFCS-FSW-2022.011
Hours of Work: 7.25 hours per day
Classification and Salary: SP3 $26.96-$34.72 / SP4 $29.73-$41.23 per hour
Location: Winnipeg, MB

As a member of the Family Services department, Service Workers work as part of a team in providing child and family services as mandated under The Child and Family Services Act and The Adoption Act. The Service Worker works in a variety of settings within a framework of relevant legislation and procedures, supporting individuals, families and groups within the community. The Service Worker is responsible for providing services such as child protection and assessment, casework, preparing legal matters, attending court, working with caregivers and collaterals and completing administrative and reporting requirements. It is the responsibility of every position to provide, where requested culturally relevant service or assist with access to such service.

Listed below is a summary of the qualifications and responsibilities of the position; complete job descriptions will be available to the successful candidate.

Main areas of Key Responsibilities and Activities

  • Conduct investigations and assessments of children at risk
  • Develop collaborative relationships with caregivers for the delivery of services for the child in care
  • Prepare for and participate in legal and court actions
  • Complete all administrative and reporting requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a BA with three years related social services experience.
  • Registration with the Manitoba College of Social Workers is preferred
  • Master of Social Work would be considered an asset
  • Direct child welfare or front line experience would be preferred.
  • Experience in crisis intervention, abuse investigation and assessment of high risk situations would be considered an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated understanding of Metis and Inuit culture and communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CFSIS, Microsoft Office, and Outlook.
  • Understanding of child welfare act, standards and regulations.
  • Excellent assessment, interviewing and counseling skills.
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills.
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with people in a sensitive, tactful, diplomatic and professional manner at all time and to work cooperatively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a high volume and time sensitive environment.
  • Ability to work in an ethical manner and ensure integrity while maintaining confidentiality.

Prior to commencing employment the successful applicant will be asked to provide satisfactory results of a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a Child Abuse Registry Check, Prior Contact Check and a Driver's Abstract upon hire at their own expense. In light of long processing times for these checks we encourage applicants to apply early, as this will reduce wait times to begin employment. A valid Manitoba driver's license and the use of a personal vehicle are requisites as travel within and outside the city are required.

Registration with the Manitoba College of Social Workers is an asset.

MCFCS offers a supportive and progressive work environment, competitive salaries, excellent benefits package and training opportunities.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants. All are encouraged to self-declare in cover letter.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled

Please visit https://mcfcs.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=125 to apply

 


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