Social Worker - Term Position

Prevention, Support and intervention (PSI) – Social worker

Term Position 4 Nov 2015 – 9 Feb. 2016

Job Posting

The Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre (H&R MFRC) a registered charity that provides quality programs and services to military families. The PSI Social Worker reports directly to the PSI Team Leader. This position is responsible to support a multi-disciplinary team in delivering standardized, consistent care, service and support to CF families and for developing and implementing preventative programs, crisis intervention and support services. This includes assessment and referral, group work, education and prevention information sessions, workshops and networking with community resources.


  • Must be energetic, resilient and possess a sense of humour and a can do attitude

  • Superior interpersonal skills under all types of conditions

  • A high degree of personal initiative with excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Sensitivity and tact in dealing with people under stressful conditions

  • Must be able work flexible hours, evenings and weekends

  • Provide screening and assessment of all requests for assistance to determine which program or service best responds to the client request

  • Refer clients to appropriate professional and community services

  • Provide consultative/assessment, support and referral services to clients requiring short-term support

  • Identify, develop and implement education, prevention and intervention programs

  • Participate as required in the education and training of MFRC staff

  • Work closely with the F.I.R.S. Team and PSI colleagues to facilitate the referral process

  • Liaise with Emergency Child Care in the provision of emergency childcare

  • Provide educative and preventive programs in collaboration with staff in the field of interpersonal relationships, family violence, and general health / lifestyle stressors

  • A degree in social work, must hold membership within the provincial professional association and professional liability insurance.

  • 3 –5 years work experience with intervention programs and working with families in crisis

  • Experience and knowledge with family violence

  • Understanding of unique military life-style issues and experience working with CF families. Including an understanding of MFRC programs and services

  • Understanding of and ability to use a strength based philosophy and approach.

  • English essential, French an asset.

  • Excellent knowledge of community resources, military, civilian/provincial agencies

  • Excellent public presentation skills, group facilitation and program development skills

Applications are being accepted until 22 Oct 15 at 4pm

Start Date: 04 Nov 15 – 09 Feb 16 (term) position

Salary: based upon an annual salary of $50,000

Location: working mainly from our Halifax Site

Please forward resume to:

By Mail: Chris Saldon, PO Box 298, Shearwater NS, B0J 3A0


Fax: (902) 720-1943

Note: No telephone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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