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Social Worker (New Glasgow / Pictou County)


Department: Community Services



About Us


Our Pictou County offices are hiring Permanent, Term, Temporary and Casual 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.   


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 New Glasgow, Trenton, Westville, Stellarton, Pictou, and Pictou County may be the place for you! We are nicely tucked in between the lovely communities of Truro and Antigonish and just an hour and a half away from Halifax!


Our communities have plenty to offer as we are close to many beautiful beaches, lakes, trails, parks, golf courses, curling venues, outdoor skating parks, and many campgrounds to name a few! We also boast having state of the art Recreation and Wellness Center, new Secondary Schools, and local Nova Scotia Community College. Here we love our Music, Art and Museums including the Decoste Center, New Glasgow Square and the  Museum of Industry.  We are very Community minded and have many clubs and organization and have many annual festivals and homecomings such as the Jubilee, The Lobster Festival, Trenton Days, Stellarton Days, Pride days, African Nova Scotia Homecoming and Pictou Landing First Nations Homecoming to name a few! There is always something to do! We love our many local restaurants, and our local Sunday Markets and the quaint locally owned shops and services. We support our local entrepreneurs and support a thriving and growing economic community as we are open for business as we have a nice balance of corporate, government and entrepreneurs and small businesses!  


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