Jobs Openings At Government of Saskatchewan – Meadow Lake, SK


Job Title: Child & Caregiver Support Worker
Location: Meadow Lake, SK
Shift: Morning, Night, Overnight
Wage: $28.96–$36.30 an hour

The Ministry of Social Services invests in positive outcomes for people in areas of income support, child and family services, support for persons with disabilities and affordable housing. We work with citizens as they build better lives for themselves through economic independence, strong families, and strong community organizations.

The Opportunity

We are looking for dynamic individuals who are devoted to helping others and improving the lives and well-being of children and families to join our team of Child & Caregiver Support Workers in our Meadow Lake office. In this role, you will provide a range of services designed to provide protective, preventative and support services to children and their families using the P.R.I.D.E. model and The Family Centered Case Management Model of practice.

In this position, you will:

  • Be responsible for casework and resource planning related to a variety of programs for children in care, foster families and/or extended family caregivers;
  • Work effectively and positively to support regional directions that continuously improve or enhance service delivery to children and their families;
  • Deliver training or facilitate groups for educational/support purposes;
    Conduct family assessments for prospective adoptive, foster or extended family-based caregivers;
  • Facilitate placements, providing post-placement support and maintenance;
  • Provide support for caregivers to develop planning in children’s best interests and work to establish the supports required;
  • Work with foster parents/caregivers to plan and prepare for the child’s return home;
  • Act as a liaison and consultant where required, with FNCFS and other community agencies, on matters relating to service delivery for caregivers and decisions regarding children; and
  • Complete documentation in accordance with professional standards of practice.

The Ideal Candidate

As our successful candidate, you will:

  • Have a sincere commitment to relationships and community, practicing from a place of connection;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in completing risk assessments, judgment and decision-making skills implementing stringent protocols and processes for the transfer of files and information to Child Protection or other Child and Family service workers and supervisors;
  • Have knowledge of multicultural beliefs and values, with emphasis on First Nations and Métis;
  • Have knowledge of poverty, systemic and socio-economic issues and how they impact on people;
  • Advocate on behalf of clients to ensure access to services and resources; and
    Remove barriers to independence and promote client well-being.

If you have a passion for ensuring the safety and well-being of children and want to join a collaborative, dedicated team of professionals focused on strengthening our communities and cultures, these opportunities are for you!

What we offer:

  • Dynamic, challenging work;
  • A competitive salary;
  • Comprehensive benefits package including pension;
  • Vacation, earned days off (EDOs) and other types of leave;
  • Inclusive work environments; and
  • Advancement opportunities.

To qualify for this position, you will possess a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work degree from an accredited university, as approved by the SASW/CASW or CASWE; OR a Human Service Degree* plus relevant related experience; OR a Social Work Certificate plus relevant related experience. All out-of-country education must be assessed as accredited for Canadian equivalency.

  • Human Service Degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and/or Psychology, Education, Human Justice, Indigenous Studies or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Psychiatric Nursing plus relevant related work experience.
    This competition will be used for new vacancies that arise.

All candidates must possess a current driver’s license valid in Saskatchewan, as the successful candidate will be required to travel, work flexible hours that may include evenings or weekends, and transport children (or parents) in service delivery.

Candidates must clearly indicate in their cover letter or resume where they have acquired their knowledge, skills, and abilities. The selection of candidates will be assessed based on this information.

While the representation of Indigenous staff within the Ministry of Social Services has been prioritized, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. All candidate applications will be reviewed and only those requested to interview will be contacted.

Meadow Lake

Meadow Lake is a short drive away from the beautiful Meadow Lake Provincial Park and other outdoor recreation areas. The northwest region of Saskatchewan offers a spectacular variety of recreational attractions. The local parkland, with its many small lakes, is ideal for cottage vacations and camping, while the northern forest areas feature great fishing and hunting, and some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. Year round, there is always somewhere to explore.

Please note: This is a reposted competition. Those who have previously applied, do not need to re-apply.

Who can apply to this job?

The employer accepts applications from:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
  • Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.

How to apply

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