We establish, maintain, and regulate Standards of Professional Practice to ensure Nova Scotians receive the services of skilled and competent social workers who are knowledgeable, ethical, qualified, and accountable to the people who receive their services.
• Bachelor of Social Work required (other health care professional degrees with experience in facilitating intakes may be considered).
• Registration with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) or applicable College is required.
• Minimum of two (2) years related clinical experience, required.
• Three (3) to five (5) years experience in intake and/or client navigation, preferred.
• Experience in pediatric settings, and specifically autism, preferred.
• Completion of NCI preferred
• Knowledge of IWK, Nova Scotia Health, Autism Nova Scotia, Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia, and community resources and skills in navigating systems preferred..
• Ability to effectively and efficiently conduct virtual and telephone-facilitated intake for the purpose of gathering and providing information and support to patients and families and matching of services required
• Ability to match criteria for clinical streams to identify patient and family needs required
• Ability to accurately enter data and use databases and patient information systems to collect patient information and to retrieve reports related to patient demographics and wait times required
• Able to work in a collaborative and consultative manner as part of an interprofessional team required
• Demonstrated clinical competence and experience with the described patient population.
• Competencies in other languages are an asset.
Where there are no qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for (2) two years of recent clinical experience, consideration may be given to Registered Professionals without the required experience.
• Is from a First Nations community or background
• Has experience working with Mi’kmaw/Indigenous communities, First Nation service delivery organizations and applicable government programming
• Has strong understanding of the Mi’kmaw language (including spoken and written), culture, customs, and traditions
• Has demonstrated knowledge and experience working with Mi’kmaw Indigenous (First Nations) communities and organizations (Atlantic Region Indigenous communities & culture)
• Has knowledge of federal/provincial health services specifically Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) administered by Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations Inuit Health Branch, and Jordan’s Principle