Child and Family Services Worker

SP4 Social Services Worker 4

Regular/full-time; Term/full-time

Department of Families

Winnipeg Child and Family Services, Community Service Delivery

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 38079

Salary(s):   SP4 $56,040.00 - $77,714.00 per year

Closing Date:   November 15, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 6 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

This competition may be used to appoint successful candidates to future regular and term positions subject to staffing approvals.

This posting will be open until filled.

Winnipeg Child and Family Services (WCFS) provides a comprehensive continuum of child protection and family support services in Winnipeg in accordance with The Child and Family Services Act and The Adoption Act. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for various opportunities for a Child and Family Services Worker (case manager).  Winnipeg Child and Family Services partners with community to provide supportive and preventive services to families; provides protection services to children at risk of abuse and neglect; develops and provides basic and specialized placement services to meet the needs of children in care; provides preservation and reunification services to families; and provides adoptive and post-adoptive services along with guardianship responsibilities to children, youth and families when reunification is no longer an option.

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form along with your cover letter and resume.  Complete the application form at the link below or contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form.  The selection board will rely only on information provided in this form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment.  

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (with vulnerable sector check), Child Abuse Registry Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact Check.
  • Valid Driver's license, access to a vehicle and the ability to travel within Winnipeg and surrounding areas. 

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Post secondary degree in social sciences (Bachelor of Social Work Degree preferred). Other combinations of education and experience may be considered on an under fill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.
  • Case Management experience with an emphasis on working with children and families and includes assessment, service planning and follow up, evaluation, transfer and/or closure.
  • Experience working in a child and family services agency (may include university practicum experience).
  • Excellent assessment skills with the ability to assess children at risk of abuse and neglect. 
  • Excellent crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize competing workload demands and meet time sensitive deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to work to work independently and in a team setting.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships  with children, youth, families and service providers and manage conflict.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Work, Outlook and TEAMS).
  • Excellent verbal communication.
  • Excellent written communication skills, with experience writing clear, concise documents for a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of Child and Family Services Act.
Desired:
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of child development.

Duties:
Reporting to the Unit Supervisor, the Child and Family Services Worker (case manager) is responsible for the full range of statutory child welfare services to families and children.  The position establishes and maintains effective working relationships with individuals/families, and service providers often under difficult circumstances.  This position requires effective case management skills incorporating sound clinical skills.   A detailed position description is available upon request.  

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38079
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone:  204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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