Norquest College

  • SOCIAL WORKER (ADVISOR III) - CASUAL

    Job Location CA-AB-Edmonton
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    2018-2244
    # Positions
    1
    Job Type
    Casual [CAS]
    Job Industry
    Sports, Health, Wellness and Fitness
    Career Level
    Experienced
    Years of Experience
    3
  • Job Description

    SOCIAL WORKER (ADVISOR III) - CASUAL

    WELLNESS & ACCESSIBILITY

    STUDENT SERVICES

     

    Reporting to the Manager of Wellness, 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.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

      

    • 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 support area projects and initiatives.
    • Organize and deliver presentations and fairs and represent the College at various events, conferences, meetings, agencies, etc.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Master’s degree in Social Work is required.
    • Registration with the College of Alberta Social Workers.
    • Must have Psychosocial Interventions authorization from 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 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: $34.65 - $45.00 per hour: commensurate with education and experience.  This position also includes 11.2% per pay cheque in lieu of benefits.

     

    COMPETITION NUMBER: AC-08-18

     

    CLOSING DATE: September 28, 2018

     

    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 combined as one document.

     

    NOTE: Notification of receipt will be sent only to online applicants.

     

    NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As the Edmonton region’s community college, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse, and student-centred learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies, and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural, and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program, and a commitment to a positive work/life balance. This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.

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