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Case Aide (Relief Roster - Western Region)

                                                                                                                       

 

Competition # : 31956 

Department: Community Services

Location: Windsor, Kentville, Granville Ferry, Barrington Passage, Yarmouth, Digby, Liverpool, and Bridgewater

Type of Employment: Relief

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 7/28/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

The Department of Community Services (DCS) works collaboratively with community, social enterprise, other departments of government, and not-for-profits to ensure vulnerable children, families and individuals receive the supports they need to live safe, healthy, and productive lives. We are committed to a social service system that helps people be as independent and healthy as possible, and to reach their full potential.

 

We offer various programs including Child, Youth & Family Support, Employment Support & Income Assistance, Homelessness and Disability Support Programs.

 

For more information on our Department please click here: https://novascotia.ca/coms/.

 

About Our Opportunity

 

Case Aides are responsible for transporting and supporting children, youth and parents for family access visits, attendance for appointments, and other miscellaneous transportation requests as requested by the Social workers in our various Child Welfare Programs.

 

This is an exciting and rewarding career opportunity that works collaboratively to positively impact the lives of children, youth, and their families. You will join a dynamic and creative environment which celebrates diversity, promotes continued professional growth, and provides you with the opportunity to utilize your full range of skills, knowledge, and experience.

 

This Relief Roster covers the Western Region of Province including the following locations: Windsor, Kentville, Granville Ferry, Yarmouth, Barrington Passage, Digby, Liverpool, and Bridgewater. This Roster will be used to fill multiple relief opportunities over the next several months.

 

Primary Accountabilities

 

When you join our team as a Case Aide, you will be joining a team that understands the value of community and focuses on strengthening children, youth, and families to live healthy and thriving lives. You will provide support to and ensure the safety and provision of basic childcare. You will be scheduled to fill these service requests, on an as required basis, within a 7-day work week.

 

You may be required to complete contact, noncontact, and incident forms along with other related duties to help ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Regional Case Aide and Transportation Services Program.

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

You have three (3) years of related experience supporting children, youth, and/or families. Experience in child welfare or other social services, including day care, or youth services is desirable. A completed bachelor’s degree in social sciences, or completed diploma in child and youth care, disability support services, human services, or social services are considered assets.

 

You must have a valid driver's license, have the ability to travel, and access to a reliable vehicle. You will use your personal vehicle, and your vehicle must be properly equipped for the transportation of infants and children.

 

You must have the ability to communicate in a professional manner using tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive situations as you support foster parents, social workers, in-care youth, day care providers, schools, birth parents and guardians.

 

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.

 

Equivalency

 

An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

 

Benefits


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

 

Working Conditions

 

Extensive travel is required and necessitates considerable driving time, sometimes in adverse weather conditions. Visits are often scheduled at various times throughout the day, week, and weekends. Sometimes, hours and schedules will change requiring you to be flexible and willing to accommodate client's needs.

 

Your personal resiliency is essential to meet the physical and emotional demands of this position. You will be immersed in high stress situations and encounter distraught youth and family members.

 

Additional Information

 

A relief employee is an employee who is not regularly scheduled by the Employer, but who works relief assignments on an as-needed basis as operational requirements demand. As such, a relief employee does not have guaranteed hours of work.

 

Please note: when competing for vacancies, a successful Temporary, Term or Permanent Relief Employee who is currently employed with the Province will maintain their bargaining unit status, seniority and benefit level at the new workplace.

 

Worksite locations will be determined at the offer stage, based on your proximity to the nearest regional office. You will be assigned work to various locations throughout the Western Region on a relief basis as operational requirements demand and expected to travel to locations as assigned.

 

What We Offer

 

  • Career Possibilities; you will have access to multiple career paths, career guidance, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Rewarding and versatile work; daily, you will get to see the impact you have in and around your community.
  • Engaging workplace; you are respected, supported, and valued. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies and incorporate your feedback to enhance our services.

 

 

Pay Grade:  TE 10 Hourly

Salary Range:  $19.26 - $21.75 Hourly

 

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.

 

A relief employee is an employee who is not regularly scheduled by the Employer, but who works relief assignments on an as-needed basis as operational requirements demand. As such, a relief employee does not have guaranteed hours of work. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 

 

Please note: when competing for vacancies, a successful Temporary, Term or Permanent Relief Employee who is currently employed with the Province will maintain their bargaining unit status, seniority and benefit level at the new workplace.

 

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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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.