Regional Supervisor, Child and Family Services
Closing date: Dec 12, 2018
Department: NTHSSA BD Social Services
Job Code: 16320
Salary: $95,589 - $114,134
About the Job
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA
This position is located in Inuvik and reporting to the Regional Manager, Child and Family Services. The Regional Supervisor is responsible for the direct supervision of seven (7) Community Social Workers and supervises program delivery to four communities in the Beaufort Delta Region: Tsiigehtchic, Fort McPherson, Aklavik, and Tuktoyaktuk. The programs and services that fall under the incumbent include: child and family services, foster care, adoption services, and adult/elder/disability services. The incumbent is expected to work collaboratively with another Supervisor of Child and Family Services in the Beaufort Delta Region, and may occasionally supervise program delivery in the rest of the Beaufort Delta communities: lnuvik, Sachs Harbour, Paulatuk, and Ulukhaktok. The programs and services that fall under the incumbent include: child and family services, foster care, adoption services, and adult/elder/disability services.
The Regional Supervisor works closely with the Regional Manager, Child and Family Services, and shares the provision of orientation, coaching, teaching, guidance, mentoring and leadership to staff, and is a role model for the promotion of excellence in the delivery of Social Services. The incumbent is expected to case conference with the Regional Manager, Child and Family Services on a regular basis. The Supervisor also maintains a close working relationship with another Supervisor of Child and Family Services in the region to ensure consistent service delivery and practice.
The following legislation, policy documents and protocols serve as a foundation for the community Social Worker's Role: the Child and Family Services Act; Adoption Act; Child and Family Services Standards and Procedures Manual; the Child and Family Services Adoption Manual; the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority's (NTHSSA) Policies and Standards; and the GNWT Department of Health and Social Services' Policies and standards.
The Regional Supervisor, Child and Family Services is responsible to ensure decisions are made in conjunction with extensive consultations, support, and conferencing involving all relevant individuals and ensures the decisions are consistent with client centered care and best practices in Social Work methodologies. The position is responsible and accountable for ensuring the wide range of services provided by Community Social Workers meets the needs of client groups and the public in accordance with the appropriate legislation, regulations, and policies.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Master's Degree in Social Work plus one year of recent experience (in the last 5 years) of directly related work experience, with at least one year of direct supervisory experience.
Bachelor's degree in social work and five years directly related work experience with at least two years of direct supervisory experience.
Equivalences will be considered.
Must have, or be eligible to obtain registration with the Northwest Territories Professional Social Worker's Act and be in good standing.
Ability to drive and must possess an NWT Class 5 driver's license.
Must have, or be eligible to receive a Statutory Child Protection Appointment and an Adoption Appointment in order to perform child protection and adoption duties.
Eligible for current registration/certification with Northwest Territories Professional Social Worker's Act is mandatory for this position.
For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca .
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Salary for this position is currently Under Review.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID # 16320
Closing Date: December 12, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
105 Veterans Way
INUVIK, NT X0E 0T0
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620