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Social Worker (Amherst / Cumberland County)


Department: Community Services

Location: AMHERST

About Us


Our Amherst office is hiring Social Workers on an on-going basis, and several Social Worker opportunities are currently available.  


Please click here to view our full job posting and apply today!


If you plan to graduate from your BSW/ MSW program by Spring 2023, apply now so you can secure a Social Worker position and get your career journey started prior to your graduation.   


In Amherst, we currently have one (1) permanent position.  Here, we are a small office with approximate office space for 25 staff and home to three (3) Community Services programs who work collaboratively in providing client service.  If you were to ask an employee in Amherst about the office, they would describe the office team and environment as having an inviting and inclusive atmosphere.   Together, the team recognizes holidays and major life events with a variety of activities, such as group lunches, decorated office spaces and random acts of kindness.  Over the years, many long-term friendships have been established between staff within and outside of the work environment. 


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If you are passionate about helping our most vulnerable citizens, a career in child welfare provides you with the opportunity to make a profound and positive impact in the lives of children, youth, and their families.  Being a Social Worker with the Department of Community Services (DCS) means you will be employed in a dynamic, creative and collaborative work environment which celebrates diversity, promotes continued professional growth and provides you with the opportunity to utilize your full range of social work skills, knowledge and experience.


What We Offer


  • Reimbursement for registration fees to the NS College of Social Workers.
  • Out of province applicants may be eligible to apply for moving expenses.
  • Ability to earn overtime and shift premiums for weekend and after hours work
  • Flexible working arrangements including modified work weeks and an ability to partially work from home.
  • Career possibilities and progression, career guidance and coaching, and ongoing training for every stage of your journey.
  • Rewarding and versatile work where you will see the impacts you make, in and around your communities.
  • Engaging workplace; you are respected, supported, listened to, and valued.


Based on the employment status, we also offer a wide range of benefits such as:


  • Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EFAP)
  • Travel and car allowance.
  • Three (3) weeks vacation to start, and annual pay progression.
  • Health, Dental, and Life Insurance.
  • Pension.
  • General Illness (Short and Long Term).

Click HERE TO APPLY and to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.


Pay Grade:  PR 09 - PR 15  



Salary Range:  $2,099.96 - $3,250.64 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


PLEASE NOTE: You must apply directly, HERE, to be considered Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to