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Sunday, October 22, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The City of Edmonton | Position: Social Worker - Community Safety |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Position: Social Worker, Community Safety | The City of Edmonton | Job #29948 | This exciting position builds on Edmonton’s rich history of collaboration by meshing social work expertise with existing enforcement and community resources.

Context: As a Social Worker - Community Safety, you will improve community safety by championing a balanced approach – one that complements enforcement with supports and capacity building; develop, implement and evaluate crime prevention/reduction projects and strategies that meet the needs and circumstances of the community; use community development principles and approaches to work in a variety of settings and with a diverse range of individuals, groups and professionals; leverage analytics and cutting edge technology to assess areas of interest and focus; initiate, build and sustain effective working relationships with the police, community members, colleagues and stakeholders; analyze information and situations & respond responsively to arising needs/opportunities; provide leadership and mentorship to enhance the community's ability to act on their own behalf to prevent crime and sustain positive social development.

PLUS: provide public education on identified social issues in order to engage citizens in awareness and action; share capacity building expertise and leadership through presentations, public meetings, facilitation and with senior administrative and elected officials; assist groups with organizational development, including community engagement, strategic planning, project planning, developing proposals and applying for funding and board development; provide appropriate referrals to individuals and groups that need assistance.

Qualifications: completion of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an accredited university; Master's Degree in Social Work is an asset -- Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW); Minimum 3 years related professional social work experience with emphasis on community development & program/strategies development; experience working with Police services is an asset; demonstrated skills and creativity in the above functions, including strong skills in multidisciplinary teamwork, community and organizational development, and project management.

PLUS: highly developed communication skills with the ability to be clear, respectful and sensitive; ability to facilitate and  implement creative, innovative and proactive strategies and actions to address social issues; values align with our Leadership Principles of: Making a Difference, We Do as We Say, Stewardship, Public Service and a One City approach; knowledge of community resources, social issues, social programs and crime trends in Edmonton; experience in engaging and animating diverse communities, including ethno cultural groups, Indigenous groups, seniors and youth. Note: Hire is dependent upon an Enhanced Police Information Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton; Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Must obtain business auto insurance for personal vehicle use on City business. 

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