Social Worker II (Labrador Eligibility List)
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
, Canada
6d ago

Duties Within an Aboriginal community this position is responsible for providing professional social work services to clients of the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development, covering a spectrum of services and programs including Protective Intervention Services, Adoption Services, Youth Services and Community Youth Corrections.

The Social Worker II will conduct risk and safety assessments; provide counselling and case management for children, youth and families to address family dynamics and complex psychosocial factors.

Other duties include screening, identifying and prioritizing referrals for service, developing intervention plans, consulting with other professionals as necessary, and completing documentation in accordance with professional standards of practice, and policies and procedures of the Department.

In addition, the Social Worker II prepares reports, completes legal documents and provides testimony in court as required, conducts home or agency visits, and supports community based services.

S / he provides supervision of other staff including Community Services Workers, Social Worker Assistants, administrative support positions and graduate / undergraduate Social Work students and consults with and guides on site staff in the course of their duties ensuring that work assignments are carried out efficiently and effectively.

The Social Worker II adheres to the standards for client services in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics, Social Work Standards Practice and Departmental standards.

The Social Worker II performs other related duties as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria

  • Social Work Degree
  • Experience working with children, adolescents and families
  • Master of Social Work Degree (asset)
  • Experience working with people of Aboriginal decent (asset)
  • Assessment Criteria

  • Knowledge of Social Work practices and standards
  • Knowledge of programs offered by the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development and community services relating to children and families (asset)
  • Knowledge of legislation governing the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development relating to children and families (asset)
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lead others (asset)
  • Case-management skills
  • Relationship building
  • Initiative
  • Conditions of Employment(What is this?)


  • Registered with Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW)
  • Certificate of Conduct satisfactory to the Employer
  • Vulnerable Sector Query satisfactory to the Employer
  • Child Protection Clearance Check satisfactory to the Employer
  • Conditions of Acceptance

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Willingness to travel
  • Valid driver’s license (may be applicable)
  • Applicant Information 1. Vacancies currently exist in Sheshatshiu, Hopedale, and Nain, however this competition may be used to fill future vacancies within other communities in Labrador including Rigolet, Natuashish, Makkovik, and Postville.

    If interested in a particular community please indicate on your application.

    2. In accordance with the Labrador Inuit Lands Claim Agreement (LILCA) beneficiaries under the LILCA shall be given priority consideration for positions located within communities covered by the agreement (Rigolet, Makkovik, Postville, Hopedale and Nain).

    3. This is a NAPE HP 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 HP bargaining unit.

    Fo r more information about this opportunity please contact Derek Cull at (709) 896-3301.

  • 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.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date - late applications with explanation may be accepted.
  • 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.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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