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Social Worker (Lunenburg / Queens Counties)

Department: Community Services



About Us


We’re hiring Social Workers. Please click here to view our full job posting and apply today!


Several Permanent, Term, and Temporary opportunities are available 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.  Retirees welcome! 

Whether you are at the beginning, end, or middle of your career, if you are seeking the opportunity to balance work, family, relaxation and responsibility, the rural communities of Queens and Lunenburg counties are for you. The mystery of Oak Island in nestled in the middle of our beautiful county. Smell the crisp sea air and fragrant forest trail within Lunenburg Region. Touch the handcrafted imaginations of local artists. See wildlife in their natural habitat. Taste food fresh from the land and the sea. Hear the crash of waves and laughter on the shore. Visit some of the most beautiful white beaches, and hike or travel on some of the most beautiful trails.  Close to the city of Halifax yet all you need is accessible in the local towns and villages. Fields, forests and beaches are minutes away.  We have employment opportunities available in Liverpool and Bridgewater.

Lunenburg District Office


The Lunenburg District Office of Community Services is located in Bridgewater which is a growing and thriving town with everything you need. Our Office houses three (3) Community Services programs and approximately 60 staff who work collaboratively in providing client service. Staff would describe our office   as friendly, collaborative and inclusive. We work as a team to make a difference in our community.

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Queens District Office


Queens District Office is located in the Town of Liverpool.  Liverpool is a quaint town  with countless beaches all within a 5-30 minute drive. The office houses three (3) Community Services programs and approximately 15 staff who work collaboratively in providing client service. The staff have created a supportive atmosphere where they work as a team and have regular celebrations around holidays and accomplishments, Hiking trails, lighthouses ,and  good food can be found within minutes. Our outstanding Astor Theatre is not only gorgeous but brings in live plays of all levels of theatre, shows films, hosts music events, and offers outside programing from community members. We host the Ukulele Ceilidh, Privateer days, International Theatre Festival, one of the largest Annual Car shows on our waterfront, and countless other events. We also are the home of “Hell Bay” Brewing Company. 

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We guarantee, when you join our team as a Social Worker with DCS, you will have endless opportunity to positively impact the lives of vulnerable children and families. You will build everlasting relationships within your community, and work in an environment where you are supported to be creative and challenged. At the Department of Community Services (DCS) we are a large and diverse department where you have access to continued professional and personal growth and learning.


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