SOCIAL WORKER (ADVISOR III)
WELLNESS AND ACCESSIBILITY
Reporting to the Manager of Wellness and Accessibility, the Social Worker’s primary function is to perform needs assessments to identify appropriate psychosocial interventions, identify and respond to mental health emergencies and support basic living needs, information, support, and community referrals for students. This position will coordinate with other areas in the College in order to foster communication and encourage collaboration for effective service delivery. This position will deliver and organize culturally sensitive presentations and fairs that provide meaningful information to students, provide counselling support and crisis counselling, and cultivate best practices, new Social Work research, and maintain ethical Social Work standards. Additional duties may be assigned as required.
• Perform needs assessments to identify major barriers to student success including but not limited to mental health, housing, financial, cultural, and family issues.
• Provide psychosocial interventions and crisis counselling to at-risk students and students with mental health barriers.
• Establish relationships with other NorQuest College staff and faculty to ensure Social Work is meeting their needs.
• Establish and maintain a network of contacts in the community to assist with appropriate community referrals.
• Collaborate with other professionals including psychologists and nurses.
• Organize and deliver presentations and fairs and represent the College at various events, conferences, meetings, agencies, etc.
• Master’s degree in Social Work is required.
• Registration with the College of Alberta Social Workers
• 3 -5 years of experience is required, experience in a post-secondary education environment would be an asset
• Experience with formal assessments for the purpose of diagnosis
• Experience providing psychosocial interventions and crisis counselling
• Experience developing and delivering resources and presentations
• Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting
• Experience establishing/maintaining a network of contacts with community resources
• Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
• Experience with acculturation issues
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in both verbal, electronic, and written formats
• Must be independent, organized, and detail-oriented
• Communicates with a high level of professionalism, discretion, and courtesy
SALARY: AUPE Level 9, $65,318 - $84,817 per annum; commensurate with related education and experience. This position also includes immediate participation in our comprehensive pension and benefits plan.
COMPETITION NUMBER: T9156 -11-17
NOTE: There are two one year term positions until December 31, 2018 available with possibilities of extension.
CLOSING DATE: Open until suitable candidate found.
TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply please continue with this online process by uploading your resume and cover letter in one document.
NOTE: Notification of receipt will be sent only to online applicants. Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted.
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