Settlement Social Worker

Job Title:             Settlement Social Worker
Location:             St. John’s

Position Type:   1 full-time position

Reporting to the Social Work Coordinator, the Settlement Social Worker will be responsible for providing newcomer refugee families challenged by complex intersectional issues with appreciative trauma-informed social work support.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive client assessments to determine individual/family service needs.
  • Perform social work in individual, family, and group settings.
  • Perform crisis intervention as well as solutions-focused guidance
  • Refer to and collaborate with other ANC teams and external community partners for a coordinated effort focused on the client’s overall well-being.
  • Build client relationships to arrive at a position of trust while respecting religious and cultural backgrounds and addressing specific needs.
  • Maintain continuous follow-up with the client to ensure appointments with community resources are met and client-identified milestones are achieved.
  • Maintain case files, statistics, and stakeholder reports according to deadlines.
  • Actively participate in local and national committees and workshops to share information and build knowledge of best practices.
  • Develop and perform presentations for clients, staff, and community partners.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent with a minimum of two years counselling experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience addressing complex client needs.
  • Registration of good standing with the Newfoundland & Labrador College of Social Workers or equivalent professional body.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity working with a diverse client group.
  • Knowledge and experience of gender-based violence and trauma-informed service provision.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills working with clients (youth and adults) that may have experienced complex medical and psychosocial issues, violence, mental health and addictions.
  • Strong verbal written and interpersonal communications skills.
  • The ability to prioritize referrals and multi-task.
  • Skilled in crisis intervention and conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of child welfare and community development services.

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid class 5 driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle is required
  • Flexible to work outside of standard core hours (Monday-Friday, 9am -5pm)
  • Position is subject to a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

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Association for New Canadians values inclusiveness and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Preference will be given to applicants who are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or those who are legally entitled to work in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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