The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North.
The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.
Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.
Reporting directly to the Regional Supervisor, Social Work Services, and the incumbent is one of eight (8), Community Social Service Worker III staff, who delivers Child and Family Services to the population of the Dehcho region.
The CSSW III provides and supports the delivery of social services to children, individuals, families, groups, and the community in order to enhance overall healthy families and communities.
The CSSW III operates in a framework of understanding in regards to addictions, mental health, and family violence.
Programs within NTHSSA Child and Family Services include, but are not limited to, Child Protection, Foster Care Services, Adoption Services, Adult Services (Protection), and Family Violence.
Community Social Services includes providing emergency and non-emergency social service support, which subsequently involves intervention services and responding to emergencies that may require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of Social Work Practice.
Poor decision-making can have a profoundly negative impact on a child, the child's family, foster families, adoptive families, the community, and upon the credibility of Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority, the Department of Health and Social Services, and the Government of the Northwest Territories.
Day to day supervision is provided by the Regional Supervisor, Social Work Services, as well as the on-call supervisor during after-hours services.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by :
Completion of a Social Work Degree; Bachelor of Social Work Degree with 3 years direct, relevant, and recent experience in a scope of practice related to Child Protection, Mental Health and Addictions, and Family Violence.
Child Protection Experience should include, but not limited to, physical and sexual abuse investigations, court and court documentation, foster and adoption care, risk assessment, and child placement experience.