The Community Service Worker serves as a link between social work practice and Indigenous communities, and assists in bridging the cultural gap to ensure the best interest of the health, safety and well-being of children, families and the community.
This position assists social workers in providing vital cultural knowledge, assists with the development of plans to incorporate cultural values, assists with interdisciplinary services to ensure support plans are implemented, and in advocating for clients for other services.
This position is also responsible for maintaining accurate documentation of client assessment and treatment progress, and also may assist the social worker in conducting home visits, office visits, and transportation of clients.
The incumbent also provides language translation services where able, and performs other related duties as required.
Completion of a High School Diploma (equivalencies will be considered)
Experience providing support services in an Indigenous community
Ability to speak Inuktitut (asset)
Experience working with children and families (asset)
Completion of coursework in a related social sciences field (asset)
Knowledge of Indigenous community supports and services
Knowledge of CSSD programs and services relating to children and families (asset)
Records management skills
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work independently
Ability to work in a team
Conditions of Employment
Certificate of Conduct satisfactory to the Employer
Vulnerable Sector Query satisfactory to the Employer
Child Protection Record Check satisfactory to the Employer
Conditions of Acceptance
In accordance with the Labrador Inuit Lands Claim Agreement (LILCA) beneficiaries under the LILCA shall be given priority consideration.
This is a NAPE HS bargaining unit position and as per the Collective Agreement, applicants internal to the bargaining unit will be processed prior to other candidates.
NOTE : Beneficiaries of the LILCA will be processed prior to those internal to the NAPE HS bargaining unit
This position is considered a "Position of Trust" and therefore, a job offer may be subject to a satisfactory security check.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting
Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.