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Employer: Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba
Posted: Friday, October 4, 2019
Job Location: Location to be Determined (TBD)
Job Type: One (1) Full-Time Permanent Position
Professional Employment Opportunity

Unit: Agency Wide
Location: To Be Determined (TBD)


Position: Child Abuse Worker, One (1) Full-Time Permanent Position

Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Child Abuse Coordinator, the Child Abuse Worker is responsible for implementing policies, procedures and specific directions/directives of Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba when working with families and children in the field of child protection. The duties include screening and assessing referrals to the child abuse program; investigating child abuse allegations; providing crisis intervention services; completing all required written documentation and documentation required to CFSA and providing related services under the mandate of the Child and Family Services Act and Child Abuse Regulations.


  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree with experience in child welfare preferred or an equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered
  • Strong commitment to community based service delivery
  • Strong commitment and understanding of the trauma-informed practice
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a child welfare environment, as a child protection worker, with experience conducting safety and risk assessments
  • Previous experience conducting child abuse investigations
  • Knowledge of Child and Family Services Application (CFSA)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Sensitivity to and an understanding of First Nations culture and values
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree and/or Dene language would be an asset

Working Conditions:

  • Must be willing to travel (car, air, plane, train) to remote and northern areas
  • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and be reliable
  • Must adhere to confidentiality when working with sensitive information
  • Must have satisfactory Prior Contact, Child Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle


Awasis Agency offers a competitive salary and employee benefit package. Salary will commensurate with education and experience.

Closing Date:

Friday, October 11, 2019 - or until filled

How to Apply:

Awasis Agency provides service to Indigenous children and families, therefore preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Individuals interested in this challenging opportunity please reference Competition Number 2019-066 on your resume/cover letter and include it in the subject line of your email, in confidence to:

Human Resources Department
Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba
Competition #2019-066
701 Thompson Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 2A2
Fax: (204) 778-8428

We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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