social work

The BC Infant and Early Childhood Court Team (IECCT) Conference – May 15 – 16, 2017

Posted on


Judges and lawyers routinely face making life-altering, best interest decisions about infants and young children who have experienced significant adverse experiences and are at risk for devastating long-term outcomes. This conference is a unique opportunity to learn from and engage with internationally-recognized experts (including judges, lawyers, and infant mental health clinicians) from evidence-based court teams developed in the USA. Working together we will build on and adapt these model programs for implementation in the Canadian context and, in British Columbia, to create the BC Infant and Early Childhood Court Teams (IEECTs).
A limited number of tuition bursaries to partially cover registration fees are available for professionals and service providers working with children and families who would otherwise not be in a position to attend.
Date: May 15 – 16, 2017
Location: Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, Vancouver
Early bird registration deadline: April 7, 2017


Job – Field Education Coordinator, at UBC School of Social Work. Due: Aug 9, 2016

Posted on

University of British Columbia 96 reviewsVancouver, BC

The incumbent works with the Chair of Field Education to plan, organize, develop and administer the process for field placement practica for BSW and MSW students. Key responsibilities include arranging field education placement; meeting placement selection deadlines; communicating and consulting with agencies, students and faculty liaisons/faculty related to field education, developing field education policies and procedures and manuals.

Organizational Status

The incumbent reports to the Director of the School of Social Work and the Chair of Field Education. All support staff report to the Administrator. The incumbent interacts and communicates with faculty members, students, staff, external professional social work agencies, and departmental offices of the Faculty of Arts, and other academic and administrative units on campus as required.

Work Performed

The incumbent:
– ensures, in conjunction with the Chair, that deadlines are met both for finding a sufficient number of appropriate placements for students and ensuring that students have secured placements in a timely manner.
– processes, reviews, and assesses applications by agencies and organizations and makes recommendations for affiliation as a field placement.
– plans and organizes appropriate events for field instructors, field liaisons, and students, such as orientation sessions and recognition events.
– researches, identifies, develops and recommends opportunities for placements
– conducts placement site visits to ensure placement adherence to field education standards.
– develops curricula and materials, e.g., manual, learning contract, evaluations, which appropriately reflect the objectives and standards of field education as well as the learning experiences needed to prepare students for social work practice.
– develops, in conjunction with the Chair, appropriate policy and practice standards and the corresponding manuals which clearly outline procedures in field education.
– develops educational opportunities between the faculty, agencies, and field instructors.
– communicates with stakeholders and disseminates information.
– provides ongoing consultation to the three stakeholder groups: agencies, students, and faculty liaisons/faculty.
– provides individual consultation to students, as required.
– supports and consults with field liaisons in an ongoing manner throughout the academic year.
– ensures evaluations of all components of the field education process are completed and on file.
– oversees the keeping of records on student placements, agency affiliations as well as managing and tracking information and processes related to field education.
– sits on the Practice Education committee of the College of Health Disciplines
– performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

The incumbent works under general direction and in consultation with the Chair of Field Education.

Supervision Given

May oversee and direct work of employees in lower classification.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

This position interacts directly with students, the academic community and the professional social work community within the Lower Mainland on issues of practica and directly affects the reputation of the School. Incorrect or inappropriate decisions may adversely affect student progress and the credibility of the School of Social Work.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Bachelor of Social Work required and Masters of Social Work preferred. Minimum of three years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years of relevant social work practice experience required. The incumbent must have a good understanding of the professional social work community within the Lower Mainland and be aware of current social work practice and policy trends. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate in a clear, attentive, polite, culturally sensitive, diplomatic, ad tactful manner. Ability to deal with people in a courteous, calm manner. Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of people. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with faculty, staff, students, community partners, and general public. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision. Ability to exercise sound judgment. Good policy interpretation and implementation skills. Ability to effectively use MS Office at an intermediate level(e.g., Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel). Ability to use database software.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Social Work, Catholic University of America.

Posted on

The Catholic University of America National Catholic School of Social Service Washington, DCAssistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

Derived from the mission of The Catholic University of America and values of the social work profession, the m i s s i o n o f t h e National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) is to educate students from diverse faiths and cultures who, in their professional endeavors, embody the values of social justice, service, and scholarship. This mission is grounded in the justice and charity foundation of Catholic social teachings and the tradition of a modern university that welcomes all forms of human inquiry.

In 1918, the National Catholic School of Social Service was founded by the Catholic Church in the United States to provide a Catholic response to social problems in society. The doctoral program, established in 1934, is the third oldest social work doctoral program in the world. NCSSS , fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, a l s o provides a master’s degree in social work, and bachelor’s degree in social work.

Today, NCSSS is ranked by the US News and World Report in the top 50 schools of social work. Further, the School is proud to be ranked the #1 Catholic and #2 Christian school of social work in the world. The school’s online MSW program is ranked #4. Clearly, excellence in scholarship, education, and service by NCSSS faculty is a hallmark of the school.

We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows:

“As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

Essential Duties: (1) Teach clinical social work practice courses in the BSW and MSW programs, including advanced theory courses. (2) Actively participate in one of the NCSSS research centers and collaborate in the development of research projects and grants; (3) Serve as a mentor and advisor to students; (4) Serve on school and university committees; and (5) Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: MSW and PhD in Social Work, with eligibility for licensure as an LCSW, and evidence of successful teaching experience in a social work program. Strong understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and the Catholic Moral Tradition.

Mission Statement. The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship. We seek candidates who will make a significant contribution to the mission and goals of the University and NCSSS.

Applicants are urged to review the University Mission Statement on our website: Candidates will be expected to provide a written statement to Dean Rainford reflecting how their academic and professional goals fit with the mission of the university and the school, with specific attention to the University mission statement.

The National Catholic School of Social Service has a longstanding commitment to enhancing diversity, therefore we strongly encourage applications from people from underrepresented groups.

Applicant finalists who are being considered for employment will be asked to submit to a criminal background check.

All interested and qualified candidates, please submit a CUA Application for Employment, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Dean Will C. Rainford, The Catholic University of America, NCSSS, 620 Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20064. You may also apply by e-mail to: Reviewof applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Posting (PDF): 2016-17 job post

Job – Aboriginal Infant Development Worker, Westbank First Nation. May 13, 2016

Posted on

TITLE: Aboriginal Infant Development Worker SALARY: Commensurate with experience DEPARTMENT: Early Years – Community Services TERM: Full Time Term (4 years)



The Aboriginal Infant Development Worker is a fixed-term, grant-funded position primarily responsible for providing support and services to families with children aged 0 – 6 with a focus on birth to age 3.


  • Interested applicants should email an application form, cover letter, and resume by Friday, May 13, 2016.Recruitment/Training & Development Coordinator Westbank First Nation
    301-515 Hwy 97 South, Kelowna, BC V1Z 3J2 Fax: (250) 769-4377

Full Posting: Aboriginal Infant Dev Worker


Job – Early Years Centre Asst, Westbank First Nation. Due: May 13, 2016

Posted on Updated on

TITLE: Early Years Centre Assistant
SALARY: Commensurate with experience DEPARTMENT: Early Years – Community Services TERM: Full Time Term (4 years)



The Early Years Centre Assistant is a fixed-term, grant-funded position primarily responsible for coordinating and facilitating activities for the Westbank First Nation Early Years Centre. The position involves the development of key connections with the broader community and liaise work to provide a comprehensive array of services to clients.

Interested applicants should email an application form, cover letter, and resume by Friday, May 13, 2016.

  • Recruitment/Training & Development Coordinator Westbank First Nation
    301-515 Hwy 97 South, Kelowna, BC V1Z 3J2 Fax: (250) 769-4377

Full Posting: Early Years Centre Asst


Job – Social worker, BC Women’s Hospital, Oak Tree Clinic

Posted on Updated on

Social worker posting at BC Women’s Hospital’s Oak Tree Clinic

2015-10-21 Derek - Social Worker HIV Clinician

PDF Document: Social Worker, Clinician

For this position, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.