Disability Services Caseworker - Talent Pool

Posting Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Various Locations (Lethbridge,, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

About Us

 

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. 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

 

Seniors, Community and Social Services provides supports s for seniors, families, and communities, and helps Albertans access disability services, financial supports, services for the homeless, and other social-based programs.  This ministry supports Albertans through a person-centered, integrated service delivery model that recognizes the unique circumstances, experiences and strengths of individuals and families. The ministry also provides oversight for the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. 

 

The Delivery Services Division is working to help better connect Albertans to programs and services and to ensure Albertans have access to the right services at the right time. The Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program and the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program work with individuals, children, and families within the differing program’s Legislation, Regulations and policies.  FSCD/PDD caseworkers assess the support needs of individuals, children and families to provide individualized supports and services within the scope of each program.  

 

To find out more about our work visit:  https://www.alberta.ca/seniors-community-and-social-services.aspx 

 

 

Job Information

Job Title: Disability Services Caseworker - Talent Pool 
Job Requisition ID: 47916
Ministry: Seniors, Community and Social Services
Location: Various Locations (Lethbridge, St. Paul, Medicine Hat, Brooks & Red Deer included)
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Regular/Temporary: Ongoing
Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until filled
Classification: Subsidiary 06B 3625 Human Services Worker 5
Salary: ​$2,628.47 to $3,397.79 bi-weekly ($68,603 - $88,682 / year)

Role Responsibilities

Do you find connecting with a broad range of people rewarding, enjoy creative problem solving and want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? If so, we’d look forward to hearing from you. 

 

In the Disability Services Worker role, you will be responsible for working collaboratively with children, families, individuals and guardians in identifying, and assessing support needs that are within the FSCD/PDD program mandate in order to assist in supporting children and adults with disabilities. Activities include assessment, referrals, service planning, commitment to supports and services, and ongoing monitoring and support. 

 

The Disability Services Caseworker will be required to implement the FSCD and/or PDD program as outlined in Policy and Regulation: http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/pdd-online/index.aspx

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/b024bf72-6d8f-4e8d-9da8-0588c5680864/resource/ab3431b5-36e2-45d4-8148-fb8d55234f6e/download/scss-fscd-policy-and-procedures-manual-2023-08.pdf

 

Working within tight timelines, you will utilize your communication and interpersonal skills to build internal and external partnerships and manage conflict as it arises. 

 

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

 

Qualifications

 

A Bachelor's degree in Social Work or Master of Social Work with some related experience. 

 

Equivalencies considered: 


Related Education: Related degrees in Social Sciences (including but not limited to psychology, community development, rehabilitation, or disability studies) with a minimum of two years of related experience; or related two-year diploma and 3 years related experience. 

Please note: Successful applicants who possess a Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Social Work from an accredited program (ACSW); or Diploma in Social Work from an Alberta College, will be required to register and maintain registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers. 

Related employment experience: case management, planning and/or arranging services and supports for individual’s with disabilities, and/or children, and/or other vulnerable individuals. 
 

Current and/or recent employment experience with service plans, community-based resources, and managing a caseload is preferred.

A valid Class 5 operator's license and access to a reliable vehicle is essential, as travel is a requirement of the role. 

Assets: 

Experience working with persons with disabilities to promote their independence and community inclusion. 
Knowledge of a broad range of topics related to the disability field, relevant resources and case management practices.
Experience working collaboratively with families, community partners and other government programs.
Experience with interpreting and applying government legislation, regulations and policy/procedures in practice. 
Ability to clearly communicate rationale for decisions.
Awareness of local community resources and experience providing referral information.
 

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 
This link will assist you with understanding competencies: APS Competencies

 

Below is a list of the APS competencies to assist you:

Agility
Drive for Results
Develop Self and Others
Build Collaborative Environments
Develop Networks
Systems Thinking
Problem Solving
 

Notes

Hours of work: Full Time: 36.25 hrs/week; Monday to Friday work week.

There may be full-time permanent and temporary positions located in any of the following worksites

 

North Zone:

North Alberta:  Edmonton and greater area.
North West Alberta: Slave Lake, Hinton, Edson, High Prairie, Peace River, High Level, Whitecourt, and Grande Prairie.
North East Alberta: St. Paul, Vegreville, Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Fort McMurray, Lac La Biche, Barrhead, Athabasca, and Westlock. 


South Zone:

Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Olds, Wetaskiwin, Camrose, Drumheller, Lloydminster, Wainwright, Brooks and Rocky Mountain House

 

Candidates interested in positions in Lethbridge, St. Paul, Medicine Hat, Brooks and Red Deer are encouraged to apply.

Added Notes

• As per the Health Professions Act, successful applicants must be registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) to be eligible for this position, if: (a) they have a degree in social work from any university in North America that is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) or the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); or (b) they have graduated from an approved social work diploma program in Alberta; or (c) they have, within the last five years, been a registered, certified or licensed social worker in another province or with a member of the Association of Social Work Boards. Please be prepared to provide your registration details at the time of interview. For more information please visit http://www.acsw.ab.ca/.

 

Travel is a requirement for the position and incumbents must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

Final candidates for this competition will be asked to undergo an academic verification and security screening. Due to wait times to receive a completed Criminal Records Check (CRC) that includes Vulnerable Sector screening check, applicants that are invited for an interview are encouraged to request a completed CRC (level 1) that includes Vulnerable Sector screening check from their local RCMP/Police detachment prior to their interview. The CRC will only need to be provided upon request. Additionally, a current and clear Intervention Records Check will need to be provided upon request.

 

Successful candidates will be placed into a talent pool for a period of 6 months from the date of interview.  Those who are matched to a vacancy will be contacted.

• Candidates have to be based out of Alberta and/or willing to relocate.

• Successful candidates may be eligible for the Northern retention allowance for the eligible locations. 

• Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. A current work visa is required.

• Pre-screening questions will need to be completed as part of your application process for this competition. As part of the selection process candidates may be invited to a telephone and/or written assessment prior to an interview. Please ensure you provide a current email address in your resume. 

 

In order to accurately reflect your related experience/education, in your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience.

• For employment: Please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. Example: Receptionist, Jan 2018 - June 2021, Part-time (three 8 hr shifts/week).
• For any Post-Secondary Education: Please specify your major and length of program, the educational institution, and the year you graduated. Examples:• Bachelor of Arts, major in Psychology, University of Alberta, 2009 
• Social Work Diploma (1 year), Campbell College, 2017 


 
Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.
•    Working for the Alberta Public Service – https://www.alberta.ca/about-the-alberta-public-service
•    Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) – https://www.pspp.ca
•    Leadership and mentorship programs
•    Professional learning and development
•    Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
•    Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
•    Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool – https://researchapscareers.alberta.ca

APS Competencies
Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/system/files/custom_downloaded_images/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf 


How To Apply
Click on the “Apply Now” button.  

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.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/job-application-resources#before for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)(https://www.alberta.ca/international-qualifications-assessment.aspx) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (https://canalliance.org/en/default.html).
 
It is recommended that applicants 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 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 Nick Donald at nick.donald@gov.ab.ca  

 

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.