RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Social Worker – Long Term Protection

  • Location: Indian Brook, NS
  • Deadline: July 22, 2021

Social Worker – Long Term Protection

Title: Social Worker – Long Term Protection
Status of employment: 12-Month TERM
Reports to: Supervisor
Location: Sipekne’katik, NS


Under the direction of the Supervisor, the Social Worker is responsible under the Children & Family Services Act for:

  • receiving reports of child abuse and neglect;
  • carrying out child abuse investigations independently and where necessary, with police;
  • providing services to children and their families to ensure the safety and well-being of children;
  • participating in family/group conferencing to seek family and community-based solutions;
  • presenting cases to Court;
  • supervising and providing services to children in the care of the agency;
  • maintaining records on the case management system; and
  • responsible for afterhours duty on a rotational basis.
  • must be able to travel extensively


  • BSW or MSW, previous child welfare experience will be considered an asset
  • eligible for or have membership in the NSCSW
  • a good knowledge of child development, family dynamics and functioning, child abuse and neglect
  • demonstrated skills in investigation and therapeutic intervention with children and families
  • Knowledge of the Children and Family Service Act is a definite asset
  • a valid driver’s license, vehicle in good working order and insured for transporting clients
  • excellent oral and written communication skills and a willingness to work in an environment where Mi’kmaw is the first language
  • experience working in Mi’kmaw communities considered and asset

Classification Range : PR 9(1) – PR 15(6)
Salary range : $ 52,997.10 – $ 82,037.02

A resume with a cover letter should be submitted directly to:

Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager
Fax: 902-379-2381

Application Deadline: Wednesday July 21, 2021

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.