Job title: Supervisor, Transition & Connections

Company: Government of Alberta

Job description: Job Information
Job Title: Supervisor, Transition & Connections
Job Requisition ID: 60374
Ministry: Children and Family Services
Location: Edmonton
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 38.75 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Scope: Open
Closing Date: July 24, 2024
Classification: Child & Youth Care Worker 3
Salary: $2,745.72 to $3,549.01 bi-weekly ($71,663 to $92,629 / year)The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:Within the Ministry of Children and Family Services there are four Provincial Campus Based Care (PCBC) that provide 24-7 campus-based care to adolescents with significant trauma-related issues. Programs include both Intensive Treatment and Secure Services in the following facilities:

  • Yellowhead Youth Center – Provincial Campus Based Care (PCBC)

Role ResponsibilitiesDo you have a vision of building strong communities where children and youth are valued, nurtured, and cared for?The Transitions and Connections Supervisor will support the alignment of PCBC practice. Primary activities are to ensure that the interventions of Caseworker and Generalist are based on sound practice and that decisions support the safety of the child and the integrity of the family; to ensure Ministry policies and procedures are implemented; to build capacity of the staff reporting to the position; to support critical thinking and analysis; to provide direction and support for practice; to assess worker strengths and match to workload/caseload and to ensure that program services comply with legislation, regulations and ministry policy and procedure.As a Transitions and Connections Supervisor some of your responsibilities include:

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  • Conduct in-depth interviews and assessments to identify youth needs and issues, develop Transition and Connections Plans, provide accurate information on family matters, mental health, and legal processes, and support clients in completing necessary applications per relevant legislation.
  • Provide assessment and referral services upon application filing, offer ongoing case management for youth placements and family applications, follow up on placement matters and safety risks, and use conflict resolution skills to negotiate issues while coordinating services with various agencies.
  • Support youth voice in conferences, ensure administrative requirements are met, and promptly prepare and document Transition & Connection Plans and emergent cases.
  • Contribute to PCBC program development and improvement, address service delivery issues and trends in meetings, represent PCBC on boards and community groups to foster partnerships and effective referrals, and promote PCBC awareness through presentations and training while providing input on service delivery challenges.

To be successful in this position, you must demonstrate strong leadership and critical thinking skills. You will have related theoretical knowledge of childcare practice; assessment, treatment, and behavioral management, as well you will draw upon your exceptional written and verbal communication skills to be effective relationships with others.APS CompetenciesCompetencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.This link will assist you with understanding competencies:You will need the following competencies to be successful in this role:

  • Agility – Demonstrated ability to manage and adapt to change. Ability to manage human, financial and physical resources within an operating environment.
  • Drive for Results – Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others.
  • Develop Self and Others – Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within an organization.
  • Build Collaborative Environments – Strong track record in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop Networks – Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, committees and other partners.
  • Systems Thinking – Effective leadership abilities combined with a strong commitment to operating within a team environment and the ability to motivate and inspire other to achieve common goals.
  • Creative Problem Solving – Excellent analytical and decision-making skills

QualificationsRelated diploma or related degree plus five years progressively responsible related experience.Requirements:

  • Plus, considerable progressively responsible experience in a campus-based treatment setting with 3-5 years of experience as a Child & Youth Care Worker 2 or 3-5 years of other supervisory experience in a related field.
  • Registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) is required for all social work graduates.
  • Certification with the Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta is preferred.
  • You must have a Valid Driver’s License

Edmonton Region, Children and Family Services is committed to delivering culturally appropriate services to Indigenous populations and we encourage applications from Indigenous candidates.Assets:

  • Child and Youth Care Degree or Diploma (or related field) preferred.
  • Significant knowledge supplemented by experience is required of theoretical models, specialized techniques, and practical and theoretical procedures related to assessment, intervention, dispute resolution, family violence and court processes/procedures is an asset.
  • Current Certification in First Aid with CPR and Suicide Intervention.

Note: Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification. Refer to .NotesA cover letter is not required with your application, as such it is important that your resume is detailed and accurate, listing your experience, as well as the months, years, your title, and duties you performed.There is one fulltime permanent position available. This competition will be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates to fill current and future vacancies at our treatment centers.Permanent Employee Hours of Work:

  • This position works 38.75 hours per week.
  • Final candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including medical checks, Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector security screening, an Intervention Services Record check, and academic credentials check.
  • Class 5 driver’s license is required.

Location: Edmonton, Alberta (travel will be required to all Provincial Campus Based Care (PCBC) locations.Pre-Employment Requirements:As part of the application process, you are required to complete and satisfactorily qualify on:

  • Virtual multi-panel interview,
  • Academic credential check,
  • Professional and/or academic reference checks,
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector,
  • Intervention Record Check,
  • Alberta College of Social Workers Registration (if applicable)
  • Provide a Current 5 Year Commercial Driver Abstract

Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.Candidates who incur a cost to complete any of the above listed pre-employment checks will be eligible for reimbursement if they are hired into a position in the Province Based Treatment Centers. Please ensure that you keep your receipt or proof of purchase to complete the expense process once hired.Candidate screening and interviews will be taking place periodically throughout the job posting. Interviews will be taking place virtually, and accommodation may be made if requested.Successful candidates will be placed into a talent pool, at which point their pre-employment checks will be conducted and their suitability will be assessed. Those who are matched to a vacancy will be contacted; those who are not will have up to 6 months to be considered while their certification is still valid.

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  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreement.
  • Leadership and mentorship programs

How To Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit for more information. Please visit , for more information.It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)( ) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information ( ).It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.If you require any further information on this job posting or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Dana Polutnik at .

Location: Edmonton, AB

Job date: Thu, 04 Jul 2024 23:17:28 GMT