Entry Level, Child Intervention Practitioner - Talent Pool

Posting Date: May 27, 2023

Location: AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title:  Entry Level, Child Intervention Practitioner - Talent Pool

Job Requisition ID: 40686

Ministry: Children's Services

Location: North Region, Edmonton Region, Central Region, Calgary Region, South Region

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular and Temporary Positions

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: August 1st 2023

Classification: Human Services Worker 3

About Us


The Government of Alberta is committed to an inclusive workplace that welcomes, respects, and values the diversity of employees and supports them to actively engage in the workplace and achieve their full potential. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported.  For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx


Build a career with Children's Services! We offer employee supports, career growth, competitive salaries, and comprehensive benefit packages! 


The Alberta Public Service provides a comprehensive total compensation package. For more information and to calculate your potential total compensation, visit https://researchapscareers.alberta.ca/careers/Health-Social-Sciences/(type/Human-Services-Worker//jobLevel:level/Human-Services-Worker-3)


MyChoice Benefits - Alberta Blue Cross -  https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-benefits-programs.aspx 


Pension plans: Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –https://www.alberta.ca/pensions.aspx


Additional benefits and perks available for those interested in living and working North of the 55th Parallel: https://www.alberta.ca/premium-pay-directive.aspx


Curious about joining the Alberta Public Service? Click here: – https://www.alberta.ca/about-the-alberta-public-service.aspx#jumplinks-2



Children's Services focuses on early intervention, child development, and delivering supports and services to children, youth, and families. It works to ensure that children in Alberta have the tools they need to thrive in healthy families and communities. The Ministry engages with Indigenous leaders and communities, the Government of Canada, other Government of Alberta ministries, community agencies, and other stakeholders. To learn more about our Ministry’s work, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/childrens-services.aspx


Are you looking to start your professional career in Child Intervention? Choosing the path as a Child Intervention (CI) Practitioner will provide you opportunities for a career that focuses on child safety, child well-being, family and community support, and permanency. Children’s Services is committed to ongoing improvement and pursuit of excellence in services to infants, children, youth, and families. In this role, you will apply your related education and gain experiential learning in Child Intervention (CI) Practice.  


The Entry Level, Child Intervention Practitioner is a developmental position that sets you on a meaningful career journey within Children’s Services.  Working in collaboration with a team of CI professionals, you will further develop your knowledge and skills as you work toward becoming a fully delegated Child Intervention Practitioner. You will gain confidence in your ability to work collaboratively with families and community partners in the creation of safe environments, and identify safety and risk factors within communities and homes. You will strengthen your understanding of the fundamental components in casework, including: family dynamics, trauma-informed practice, harm reduction, Signs of Safety, life-long connections, and encouraging families to have input into decisions that affect their lives.  


The Entry Level, Child Intervention Practitioner will recognize the importance of working collaboratively with First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, and have a working knowledge around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action. They also understand the importance of child and family involvement, connection, and collaboration to a large array of other cultures and communities. 


Through a robust learning plan, you will develop and continue to evolve your casework practice.  Upon successful evaluation, you will transition to a Delegated Child Intervention Practitioner at a higher classification. 


This competition will be a talent pool opportunity where candidates are able to apply, and be considered for upcoming vacancies across the Province.  



A degree or diploma in Social Work with no experience is required, or an equivalency as described below. 


  • Related university degree (BA Child Studies/Child & Youth Care, BA Education, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Human Services, BA/BSc Psychology, BA Sociology, Bachelor of Community Rehab, BSc. Family Studies/Human Ecology, BA Early Child Development, Law Degree) and 1 year of related experience.  
  • Or a related diploma (Addictions/Counseling, Child and Youth Care, Human Services, Criminal Justice) and 2 years of related experience; 
  • Or a related certificate and 3 years of related experience 

Related experience for equivalencies: Case management and planning in a child intervention setting; crisis intervention and protection work; foster care; family preservation and family support; counseling youth; youth corrections work; Child Care Program development (Teacher, Teacher Aide, Psychologist); as well as experience and understanding of Indigenous peoples, various cultures, community connections, and socially inclusive environments. 

Child Intervention Practitioners must also demonstrate effective and concise written communication skills, using professional and inclusive vocabulary. Reports and written notes may be shared with senior leadership in the Ministry. 



Applicants who have completed a practicum with Children’s Services or are located in remote areas such as Northern, Central and Southern Alberta, will be screened first to interview.  

APS Competencies


To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following competencies:

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.

Agility: Ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner and contribute to the organizational goals.

Drive for Results: Demonstrates ability to gather, integrate and interpret complex information sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives. Excellent analytical, assessment and critical judgement skills.

Building Collaborative Environments: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community, and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.

Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others.

Develop Self and Others: Ability to invest in the development of long-term capability of yourself and others.

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf


$2,283.81 to $2,943.49 bi-weekly ($59,607 - $76,825 / year)



Hours of Work 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (36.25 hours per week (full-time)). 

Children’s Services serves communities in 5 regions across the Province:


North Region
Includes Edson, Hinton, Whitecourt, Athabasca, Westlock, Barrhead, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Vegreville, Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Slave Lake, Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Peace River, High Prairie, High Level, Fairview, Fort McMurray and Valleyview.


Edmonton Region
Includes Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Stony Plain, Leduc, Enoch, and Metis Settlements.


Central Region
Includes Lloydminster, Wainwright, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House, Red Deer, Stettler, Drumheller, and Olds.


Calgary Region
Includes Calgary, High River, Airdrie, and Strathmore


South Region
Includes Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Blairmore/Crowsnest Pass, Taber, Brooks, and Fort MacLeod.


Travel will be required in the Entry Level, Child Intervention Practitioner role; therefore, final candidates for this position will be asked to provide a current 5 year Commercial Driver Abstract. Employees may also be required to use their own vehicles when government fleet vehicles are not available.


Pre-Employment Requirements

As part of the application process, you are required to complete and satisfactorily qualify on:


  • Virtual, multi-panel Interview
  • Written evaluation and assessment,
  • Academic credential check
  • Professional and/or academic reference checks,
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector,
  • Intervention Record Check,
  • Alberta College of Social Workers Registration (if applicable), and  
  • Provide a current 5 year Commercial Driver Abstract


Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses, will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in. 


Not providing or completing any of the above requirements will result in a delay of your application proceeding further. Any documents recently completed (Criminal Record Check, ACSW Registration, Reference Lists) can be uploaded to your candidate profile for easy access by the hiring panel.

Other Information:

If you completed a practicum placement with Children’s Services, please include your practicum supervisor/manager as part of your reference.


Candidate screening and interviews will be taking place periodically throughout the job posting. Interviews will be taking place virtually, and accommodations may be made if requested. Successful candidates may be offered permanent or temporary positions in their preferred region.


Successful candidates will be placed into a talent pool, at which point their pre-employment checks will be conducted and their suitability will be assessed. Those who are matched to a vacancy will be contacted; those who are not, will have up to 6 months to be considered while their HSW3 certification is still valid. 

Information Sessions

Information Sessions: 

For further information about the Entry Level, Child Intervention Practitioner position; perks about working in our rural locations or the North; details about this competition; or general questions about working for the Government of Alberta, please join us for our Open House virtual information sessions. You will have access to our Talent Acquisition professionals and Managers/Professionals with Child Intervention. Follow the link below which will be active on the date of the session.

Open House: April 17th 2023, 11:00AM MST

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 216 932 018 078
Passcode: tYRDrM

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Open House: May 31st 2023, 1:30PM MST

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 232 131 427 150
Passcode: jzTLAw

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Open House: July 5th 2023, 11:00AM MST

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Meeting ID: 294 004 849 571
Passcode: KaYhmM

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How To Apply

Click on the “Apply  Now” button.  


Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 


If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign  In’ should you already have an account. 


Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. 


Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx


Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  


Resources for applicants:
•    https://www.alberta.ca/apply-for-jobs-with-the-alberta-public-service.aspx 
•    https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx
•    https://alis.alberta.ca/look-for-work/


It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.


Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact us at psc.hsw3recruitment@gov.ab.ca.