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Government of Nova Scotia DCS Recruitment 2023 for Social Worker

Apply for Government of Nova Scotia Department of Community Services (DCS) Recruitment 2023 for Social Worker – get started under. We use this medium to inform you about the ongoing 2023/2024 Government of Nova Scotia DCS Recruitment 2023 for Social Worker. Apply now!

At the Department of Community Services (DCS) , we are a large and diverse department providing a broad portfolio of programs and services including Child and Family well-being (CFW), Employment Support Services(ESS), Income Assistance (IA), Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and Disability Support Program(DSP).

Through our services, we advocate and help vulnerable Nova Scotians be independent, self-reliant, and secure. We work collaboratively across the province with a strong dedicated network of support and staff, to achieve desired and shared outcomes for all.

Job role

As a Social Worker, you are responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of children in the care of the Minister and those who remain in the care of their parents where concerns exist about their health and safety. Daily, you actively work to engage people and communities to build resilience, address challenges and trauma, and create change. In this role, every day is different, and you will encounter unique challenges with responsibilities ranging from:

  • Investigations of child protection concerns or providing protection services to families and children
  • Counseling individuals and families
  • Engaging in the planning, development, and monitoring of case plans
  • Participating in risk assessments, court testimonies, and clinical evaluations
  • Planning for and supervising children in the care of the Minister
  • Recruiting, preparing, assessing, and supporting foster and adoptive parents

Requirements/Qualifications needed

You are a strong team player whose passion is positivity. You are empowered to impact change and are compassionate, reliant, and resourceful. A completed Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Social Work is required as well as a valid drivers license. You must be eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW).

You are understanding of child development, family dynamics, trauma-informed care, counseling, and community resources, and are well versed in effective intervention strategies. Your problem-solving skills and experience, combined with your creative thinking, work to strengthen and improve the support provided to children and families.

Benefits for selected candidates

Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation, and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

How to apply for 2023 Government of Nova Scotia DCS Recruitment for Social Worker

Apply online here

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