Social worker

Nova Scotia Government based in Halifax, NS is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Social worker who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Permanent employment or Full time job.

Employer Name: Nova Scotia Government
Position: Social worker
No. of vacancies: 10
Salary: $2,028.21 to $3,155.27 bi-weekly for 70 hours bi-weekly
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Halifax, NS

Job Description

  • The candidate will be required to conduct interviews with clients in order to assess their situation and determine the types of services required as well as their eligibility.
  • The candidate will be expected to provide counselling and therapy to clients in order to assist them in resolving social and personal issues.
  • The candidate will be required to refer clients to organisations that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, and other services.
  • The candidate will be required to investigate cases of child abuse or neglect and take authorised protective action when necessary.
  • The candidate will be expected to work as part of an interdisciplinary team with a client group.
  • The candidate will be expected to act as a community advocate for client groups.
  • The candidate must provide mediation services as well as psychosocial assessments.
  • The candidate will be expected to gather information and write reports or case studies.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language.
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidate having experience is an asset.
  • The candidate must be a member of a provincial association of social workers.
  • The candidate should be client focused.
  • The candidate should be dependable.
  • The candidate should have effective interpersonal skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication.
  • The candidate should be organised and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate must be interpersonally aware.
  • The candidate should have good judgemental skills.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should be a good team player.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.

Work Setting

  • The candidate will be required to work in a community service organisation, a social and family service agency, a government department and/or agency, and a child welfare organisation.
  • The candidate will be required to work in various locations.

Experience and Specialization

Target Audience

  • The target audience will be children and families.

Social Work Specialization

  • The candidate should be knowledgeable about child welfare.

Additional Information

Security and Safety

  • The candidate should be subjected to a thorough criminal background check as well as a child abuse registry check.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • The candidate should be able to work in fast-paced busy environment.
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure.
  • The candidate must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should be able to handle a heavy workload.
  • The candidate must be able to handle a large case load.
  • The candidate must be willing to work long hours in sitting, standing, and walking positions.


  • Health, Financial and Long term benefits will be provided to the selected candidate.
  • Under Health Benefits, the selected candidate will receive Dental plan, Disability benefits, Health care plan and Vision care benefits.
  • Under Financial benefits, the selected candidate will receive benefits in accordance with the collective agreement.
  • Under Long Term Benefits, the selected candidate will receive Life insurance, Maternity and parental benefits, Other benefits and Pension plan.

How to Apply

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