Child and Caregiver Support Worker in Saskatchewan – Canada

The Government of Saskatchewan welcomes individuals to join its workforce as Child and Caregiver Support Workers, offering opportunities to make a positive impact on the lives of families and communities. If you have a passion towards ensuring the safety and well-being of children and want to join a collaborative, dedicated team of professionals focused on strengthening our communities and cultures, these opportunities are for you!

Saskatchewan offers all newcomers a high quality of life, a strong sense of community, and employment opportunities, making it a great place for you and your family to call home. The province has a vibrant art and culture scene, scenic provincial parks and plenty of sports and recreation opportunities. Looking for a great place to work, live and raise a family? Then Saskatchewan is your answer!

Position: Child and Caregiver Support Worker

Salary: $28.96 to $36.30 an hour

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Canada

About the Role

The Ministry of Social Services invests in positive outcomes for people in areas of income support, child and family services, support for persons with disabilities and affordable housing. They work with citizens as they build better lives for themselves through economic independence, strong families, and strong community organizations.

They are looking for a dynamic individual who is devoted to helping others and improving the lives and wellbeing of children and families to join our team of Child & Caregiver Support Workers. In this role, you will provide a range of services designed to provide protective, preventative and support services to children and their families using the P.R.I.D.E. model and The Family Centered Case Management Model of practice.

Main Duties

  • Be responsible for casework and resource planning related to a variety of programs for children in care, foster families and/or extended family caregivers;
  • Work effectively and positively to support regional directions that continuously improve or enhance service delivery to children and their families;
  • Deliver training or facilitate groups for educational/support purposes;
  • Conduct family assessments for prospective adoptive, foster or extended family based caregivers;
  • Facilitate placements, providing post-placement support and maintenance;
  • Provide support for caregivers to develop planning in children’s best interests and work to establish the supports required;
  • Work with foster parents/caregivers to plan and prepare for the child’s return home;
  • Act as a liaison and consultant where required, with FNCFS and other community agencies, on matters relating to service delivery for caregivers and decisions regarding children; and
  • Complete documentation in accordance with professional standards of practice.
  • The successful candidate will be required to travel, work flexible hours that may include evenings or weekends, and transport children (or parents) in service delivery.

Qualifications

As our successful candidate, you will:

  • To qualify for this position, you will possess a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work degree from an accredited university, as approved by the SASW/CASW or CASWE; OR a Human Service Degree plus relevant related experience; OR a Social Work Certificate plus relevant related experience. All out of country education must be assessed as accredited for Canadian equivalency.
  • Have a sincere commitment to relationships & community, practicing from a place of connection;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in completing risk assessments, judgment and decision making skills implementing stringent protocols and processes for the transfer of files and information to Child Protection or other Child and Family service workers and supervisors;
  • Have knowledge of multi-cultural beliefs & values, with emphasis on First Nations and Métis;
  • Have knowledge of poverty, systemic and socio-economic issues and how they impact on people; and
  • Advocate on behalf of clients to ensure access to services and resources; remove barriers to independence and promote client well-being.
  • Human Service Degrees include Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and/or Psychology, Education, Human Justice, Indigenous Studies or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Psychiatric Nursing plus relevant related work experience.

IMPORTANT: Candidates must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume where they have acquired their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Selection of candidates will be assessed based on this information.

Benefits

  • Dynamic, challenging work;
  • A competitive salary;
  • Comprehensive benefits package including pension;
  • Vacation, earned days off (EDO’s) and other types of leave;
  • Inclusive work environments; and
  • Advancement opportunities.

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

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Application Deadline

July `19, 2024 (12:59 am)

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