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Family Preservation Worker

Job Summary

Location: Tłı̨chǫ Region
Department: Tłı̨chǫ CSA - Health and Social Services
Job ID: 25388
Salary: $87,419 - $104,423
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Jul 23, 2024

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Behchoko.

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

As the Family Preservation Worker, you will provide direct one-to-one support to parents in their home and/or in the community. The client base for this position is the population of the four (4) communities that comprise the Tlicho region. You will be providing support to families who may be in conflict with a Social Worker. You will be responsible for establishing trusting relationships with families involved in Child and Family Services (CFS), while providing appropriate supports and services. 

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. 

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.
•    Ability to speak Tlicho language is desired.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

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

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

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. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

Driver's License Requirement

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


Approximately, ten percent (10%) of incumbent’s week may involve travel outside of the community in poor road conditions and/or in unsafe weather conditions, including travel by small aircraft.

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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 25388      

Closing Date: July 23, 2024 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.83 per hour to $53.55 per hour (approximately $87,419 - $104,423) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,632.