Family Preservation Worker

Job Summary

Location: Tłı̨chǫ Region
Department: Tłı̨chǫ CSA - Health and Social Services
Job ID: 19822
Salary: $84,845 - $101,361
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Mar 3, 2021

Department Information

The Tlicho Community Services Agency is a unique organization responsible for the delivery of education, health and social services within the Tlicho region. The Tlicho Community Services Agency's vision 'Strong Like Two People' is a metaphor for the desire by community leadership to build an organization, and create programs and services that recognize the strength and importance of two cultures.

Job Information

The Family Preservation Worker is responsible for establishing trusting relationships with families involved in Child and Family Services (CFS), while providing appropriate supports and services. The incumbent will spend approximately forty percent of the day providing services to families in emotionally distressing situations which can distort communication, requiring the incumbent to be highly sensitive and accurate in their communication, balancing the need for intense listening and observation. Services include providing an assortment of direct supports in order to address a variety of client and family problems; educating parents about child development, positive parenting strategies and overall family functioning; providing a variety of psycho-educational workshops to families working with CFS; supporting parents in using culturally appropriate approaches to parenting; advocacy for parents/families; and assisting parents and families in accessing relevant community resources. The incumbent is often required to provide support to families who may be in conflict with a Social Worker. This can create conflictual relationships with co-workers which may require mediation and interpersonal skills to manage.

The incumbent is required to use critical thinking and sound judgment in balancing the use of existing legislation and standards of practice with the need to make quick decisions that will greatly impact the lives of clients.

The client base for this position is the population of the four (4) communities that comprise the T¿¿¿ch¿ region.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Diploma in Social Work, Child Development, Youth Care or Early Childhood Education; AND one (1) year of related experience.
Equivalencies in education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Tlicho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 419
Tel (867) 392-3053
Fax (867) 392-6861

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

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.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License

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.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19822

Closing Date: March 3, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $43.51 per hour to $51.98 per hour (approximately $84,945 to $101,361.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,387.