School Social Worker

Halton District School Board

Social Worker Position: 0.5 Part Time Temporary Social Worker Location: HDSB Schools (Burlington, Halton Hills (Acton & Georgetown), Oakville, Milton) Term: September 3, 2024 to June 27, 2025 Pay Rate: $78,678.00 – $104,781.00 per year as per the collective agreement prorated Salary step would be determined based on previous experience Schedule: 10 Months/year (September – June); 35 hours per week The Halton District School Board (HDSB) is one of the fastest growing school districts in Canada. Together, our 10,000+ staff serve more than 66,000 students in more than 100 schools in the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.

We are seeking a Social Worker to join our clinical services team. Benefits of working as a Social Worker with the Halton District School Board: Direct opportunity to impact student wellbeing and academic success Opportunity to work in a Board where collaboration, inclusion, and innovation are fostered Professional Development / Mentorship Opportunity to actively engage and learn collaboratively with peers Participate in a variety of ongoing ad-hoc committees and teams.

Position Summary: The successful candidate will work as part of the Social Work team at the Halton District School Board. Areas of responsibility may include: School Communities The Safe and Inclusive Schools Team including The H.O.P.E.S team (for students who have been suspended for 6 or more days or expelled) The Welcome Centre (for newcomers, refugees, and international students) HDSB Social Workers are capable of providing short-term individual and/or group counselling as well as support to parents and families.

They provide comprehensive support and case management and are knowledgeable of local and regional community resources. HDSB Social Workers have knowledge related to bullying prevention and intervention, including training in restorative practices and conflict resolution strategies.

Responsibilities will include: Offer problem-solving and consultation services around student needs to develop supportive strategies to enhance student success Provide support and service rooted in cultural responsiveness, anti-racism, and anti-oppressive practices Help students, families and schools in relation to mental health, emotional, social and behavioural concerns Support students who are suspended or expelled and their families Provide anger management, social skills, conflict resolution, life skills, and work skills Provide social work services to newcomers, refugees and international students and their families during students’ transition to school Support schools and communities around issues of bullying prevention/intervention and other issues related to school safety including Violence Threat Risk Assessment and Restorative Practices Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work Member in good standing of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers Strong verbal and written communication skills Access to reliable transportation Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a school board setting Experience working with students, parents, educators and other school-based staff, police and community partners, including students at risk Experience supporting individuals from a variety of lived experiences (socio-economic, cultural, etc.,) Lived experience as a member of an equity-deserving group Broad understanding of and an inclusive approach to relationship building with diverse stakeholders in the community and in schools Experience with crisis management support Appointments are conditional upon: Provision of an original copy of a criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening dated within 6 months Agreement to comply with the Board’s policies, procedures and code of conduct Please submit your cover letter and resume to Apply To Education by June 12, 2024 through the following link Job Category: Management and Professionals – Job Code #3768284 The Halton Region has been growing fast and growth is projected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. The region’s population is anticipated to almost double in size by 2051, from a current population of 596,637 to a projected population of 1,100,000 by 2051.

Applications submitted directly to the Human Resources Department or the School will not be considered or processed. We thank all applicants for their interest in opportunities with the Halton District School Board.

Contact will be made with applicants whose experience and qualifications most closely match the requirements of the position. Communication with short-listed applicants will ordinarily be made through email addresses provided on applicants’ Apply To Education profile page or through applicants’ HDSB email addresses.

Please ensure that contact information provided at the time of application is current. First consideration for posted vacancies will be given to qualified applicants from the employee group in which the vacancy occurs.

Equity: The Halton District School Board recognizes that, consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, employment practices and procedures at all levels should reflect, demonstrate understanding of and respond to a diverse population. The Board is committed to providing a workplace environment that is fair and equitable to all.

In our efforts to ensure an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce, we will: value, promote and encourage the hiring of staff from under-represented communities; grant first consideration, where the skills, ability, and qualifications of the applicants are relatively equal, to applicants who self-identify as members of historically under-represented communities. Where a collective agreement or terms and conditions govern the hiring or promotional process, this will be done in a manner that is consistent with the School Board’s obligations.

Applicant Self Identification Questions: As part of the recruitment and selection function, the HDSB will collect voluntary self identification data from applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, HDSB’s Teacher Hiring Practices Administrative Procedure, HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy and Ontario’s Anti Racism Data Standards: Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Anti-Racism Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 15, in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56.

In accordance with HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy, personal information collected on this form will aim to achieve an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce. It works to intentionally identify and remove barriers for equity-deserving communities at each stage of the hiring process.

Encouraging diversity of the workforce in the school board is vital because the workforce should be reflective and representative of the community. Although hiring policies must adhere to the qualification requirements set out in applicable Regulations (eg.

Regulation 298, “Operation of Schools – General”) and any applicable collective agreement provisions, the Board recognizes the importance of the following when developing its selection and evaluation criteria: valuing applicants’ additional experience, lived experience, skills, backgrounds and perspectives; and granting first consideration, where the skills, ability, and qualifications of the applicants are relatively equal, to applicants who self-identify as members of historically under-represented communities. We encourage you to respond to our voluntary applicant self-identification questions.

This data will inform our understanding of the diversity of our applicant pool as well as the progress of applicants throughout the hiring process. This data will inform our goals, strategies and actions and our progress towards creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workforce.

Any information that you provide in response to these questions will be referred to during the hiring process for this position, and will be shared with the hiring manager and/or committee members responsible for the hiring process. The section includes questions from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards (Standards, 2017).

The Standards were established to help identify and monitor systemic racism and racial disparities within the public sector. The Standards establish consistent, effective practices for producing reliable information to support evidence-based decision-making and public accountability to help eliminate systemic racism and promote racial equity (adapted from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards, 2017).

Questions about this collection may be directed to Elena Alamiie, Manager of Staffing and Recruiting at [email protected]. Accommodation: Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates who have temporary or permanent disability, or who otherwise require accommodations based on the protected grounds highlighted in the Ontario Human Rights Code in respect to the recruitment and selection process.

Wellness: The HDSB is committed to providing a respectful and healthy work environment.

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