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Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B)

Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 2S9

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/13/2018  


Education & Early Childhood Development 


Caseworker 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B), Permanent, HALIFAX  


Competition # 17568  



About Us


The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is leading the transformation of the early years and public education system in Nova Scotia.  We are doing this by designing an innovative curriculum, facilitating excellence in teaching and learning, ensuring an inclusive education experience, and working closely with our parnters in education.  This will provide children, students, and families with a strong foundation for success.  This department is a perfect fit for those that want to be part of the responsive policy environment.

About Our Opportunity


As the Child Care Subsidy Caseworker, you are responsible for determining eligibility for the Child Care Subsidy Program, which provides assistance to families in accessing regulated child care. Based on departmental guidelines and policies, you will carefully review all applications to determine eligibility for the program, based on a comprehensive needs and financial assessment. Duties include, analysis of each applicant's income and any special circumstances the family may have. You are also responsible for conducting annual reviews to determine each client's ongoing eligibility for the program and to ensure that the program is operating effectively and efficiently to serve Nova Scotian families. 


You will be responsible for maintaining up-to-date electronic and paper files and for processing subsidy transfers from one regulated program to another. This includes monitoring monthly claims to ensure that families are accessing child care and that child care centres receive payments on behalf of families. You will work closely with families and community partners, in particular, child care centre licensees and centre directors. You will be responsible for managing a large caseload and responding to multiple inquiries from families, child care centres and the public, on a daily basis.


About You


To be successful in this role, you will have a bachelor's degree, in areas such as, early childhood education or social sciences. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.


You must have the ability to gather information to determine the eligibility for the Child Care Subsidy Program, you are also an excellent record keeper to be able to provide monthly program statistics. You will be dealing with a wide range of clients from varying socio-economic backgrounds and needs, therefore, will require a high degree of sensitivity, and be able to demonstrate sound judgement and solid decision making skills to address complex family and financial situations with confidence, tact and diplomacy.


You will have an understanding of basic financial concepts and income tax reporting as it pertains to income assessment. You must be able work with minimal supervision in a busy working environment where there are many competing priorities. Familiarity with the organizational structure of the Dept. of Education and Early Childhood Development in the regulated child care sector will be considered a definite asset. Experience working with data bases and electronic case management systems will also be considered an asset.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Pay Grade:  PR 04 - PR 11  


Salary Range:  $1,590.48 - $2,570.87 Bi-Weekly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).



If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:





Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  



External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.



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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact



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