Website Government of PEI (Department : Social Development and Housing)

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Full Time Temporary Position

Social Development and Housing

Closing Date
2023-03-15 17:00:00
$33.97- $42.49 per hour (Level 18F – UPSE)

Bi-Weekly Hours:    75.0 hours Bi-weekly / Days (Monday – Friday), some evening and weekend work is required.

(Commencing Immediately for 6 Months with Possible Extension)

This is a senior social worker position involving leadership functions within a rural Child Protection team which provides both Investigation and Focused Intervention services. This is a primarily Investigation position with the primary responsibility for investigation and assessing child protection reports to determine if a child is in need of protection, and providing child protection services in accordance with the Child Protection Act. As a delegated child protection social worker, the incumbent is responsible for providing case consultation and case management, while mentoring and providing case direction to less experienced Child Protection Social Workers and non-social workers.

Duties will include but are not limited to:
    Receiving child protection reports and conducting child protection investigations to determine if a child is in need of protection in accordance with the Child Protection Act;
    Conducting home visits to interview family members and assess living conditions;
    Engaging in case planning activities to prevent separation and to preserve the integrity of the family;
    Providing direct service and support to children as well as accessing and coordinating appropriate community-based resources in the least intrusive manner possible;
    Ensuring ongoing contact and case management for all clients;
    Documenting all relevant information and completing required Child Protection Investigation forms;
    Conducting joint interviews with police in matters of physical and sexual abuse of children;
    Arranging for and attending medical exams for children in relation to physical or sexual abuse investigations;
    Developing clinical assessments and case plans in accordance with need to ensure child’s safety and enhance parental functioning;
    Transferring the custody and guardianship of a child to the Director of Child protection;
    Preparing cases for legal or court intervention and representing the Director of Child Protection in Court proceedings;
    Accessing and coordinating appropriate community based resources, and developing and enhancing client resources through collaboration with service providers and the community;
    Prioritizing and effectively managing caseload expectations;
    Providing leadership, acting in supervisor’s absence, and providing consultation and training for new staff and social work students.
    Providing after-hours emergency child protection coverage on a rotation basis; and
    Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:
    A Master of Social Work degree supplemented by considerable experience or a Bachelor of Social Work degree supplemented by extensive experience in Social Work. Consideration may be given to applicants with a Master of Social Work degree with experience or a Bachelor of Social Work degree supplemented by considerable experience.  The experience is required in Social Work and prior experience in child protection is preferred.
    Must be eligible for registration with the PEI Social Work Registration Board and for delegation under the PEI Child Protection Act.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    A valid PEI driver’s license is required.
    The employee is required, as a condition of employment, to provide a motor vehicle for the purposes of carrying out employment functions. (The requirement is subject to review every 12 months as per UPSE Civil collective agreement.)
    A good previous work and attendance record and an acceptable Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Protection Record Check are required.
    Experience in child protection investigation, case management and court work will be considered an asset.
Other Qualifications:
    Previous experience in court work will be considered an asset.

    Additional relevant education and experience will be considered an asset.
Relocation allowance may be considered
Please Note: Applicants are expected to complete the full length of this assignment, unless applying for a permanent position.

Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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