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Social Worker (Truro / Colchester District Office)


Department: Community Services

Location: TRURO


About Us

Our Truro 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.   


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 central community of Truro is for you.   We host a strong network of community organizations who enhance our living with their love of art, culture, sport and recreation.  Your senses can enjoy the smell of salty air, the taste of fresh seafood and locally produced food, wine, beer and spirits, the sound of crashing waves, the feel of a lake, river or ocean swim and the beautiful views of valleys, waterfalls, and a variety of unique shorelines. 


Our Truro office is located in a Provincial building which houses a variety of programs and services including daycares, the CEP Café and Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education. The office has a convenient location, with proximity to retailers and restaurants.  The Truro team frequently welcomes new graduates for work experience and employment, which speaks to the hospitable nature of this office.  The Truro Child Welfare teams work together to support the needs of the Colchester region and each other. The team builds a sense of togetherness and caring with recognizing major life events with a variety of activities, such as team lunches, decorated office spaces and having fun. Truro offers a rural location to start or settle your career with access to all the necessary amenities.


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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.

Salary Information

PR 09 - PR 15 

$2,099.96 - $3,250.64 

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