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Social Worker

Category: Staff
Closing Date: August 2, 2021

CUE campus is situated on the traditional territory of the Treaty 6 Nations as well as the homeland of the Métis Nation, Region IV.  Supporting a student body of over 3,000, we are known for our small class sizes and our excellence in teaching. Our small classes and diverse student population provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian university system. CUE is an institution that values research in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and management. Our vision is to become Canada’s pre-eminent small university.

CUE is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for work, study, and living. We actively promote dignity for all, rejecting action and language that are harmful to mutual respect.

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Student Life and Learning, this full-time, 1-year contract position (with the possibility of extension) will work closely with an interdisciplinary team to provide a broad range of services related to interpersonal, social, and family support to Concordia University of Edmonton students. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Indigenous Knowledge and Research Centre and the Student Life and Learning team to provide counselling, resources, referrals, interventions, and holistic care which aims to improve academic success. The registered Social Worker will work to provide access or resources which aim to address complex student needs including: transportation, food, housing, mental health, childcare, familial support, and financial support. The registered Social Worker will also collect data and maintain case notes for all clients.

The registered Social Worker will work in the Indigenous Knowledge and Research Centre and the Student Success Centre.

The preferred candidate will have experience working with Indigenous clients and can demonstrate a strong understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, and worldviews. The successful candidate must also be registered and in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide counselling to students.
  • Identify emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental resources, and provide referrals internally and externally.
  • Plan and deliver programming for the campus community, independently and/or in collaboration with others.
  • Assist with strategic planning as required.
  • Advocate on behalf of students.
  • Collect data, maintain case notes, and write reports.
  • Work collaboratively with the Indigenous Knowledge and Research Centre and other members of the Student Life and Learning team to holistically support students and create success/care plans.
  • Attend Student Life and Learning and Indigenous Knowledge and Research Centre team meetings.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Requirements:

  • Master or Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Registered and in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers.
  • Authorized to provide psychosocial interventions.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with Indigenous clients, including counselling.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, ceremonial practices, protocols, and worldviews, in particular Treaty 6 knowledge.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with professionals in a team-oriented environment.
  • Understanding of continuum of mental health and relationship to holistic health and academic success of students.
  • Relationships with local organizations for referral purposes.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to best meet student needs.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check results

 

Closing Date: Application review will commence on August 2, 2021.

 

To apply, please include a cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Human Resources, Concordia University of Edmonton careers@concordia.ab.ca

 

 

Concordia University of Edmonton encourages applications from members of racialized groups, visible minorities, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, women, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and others who may support a diversity of perspectives at CUE. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.