Job Posting 88169

Lead Social Worker - WEAC
Edmonton area
9321 Jasper Avenue
closes in 13 days (Tue, 18 Oct)
full time  •  Competitive Salary, Employee Family Assistance Program, Professional Development Opportunities

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to change the lives of women?  Come join our committed team of professionals who play a vital role in transforming the Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) into a world class shelter offering wrap around clinical support. Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to your community while shaping the future of WEAC? Welcome to WEAC – celebrating our history and looking to our future. Be a part of herstory, be part of the change, be a part of Bridging Her Home!


The newly developed Lead Social Worker role is integral to the successful implementation of the WEAC transformation project. This hands-on leadership position is responsible for building a multidisciplinary team, developing shelter policies & procedures, and overseeing the efforts of the Support Team.


What you bring to the team

  • 5+ years of relational and holistic supervisory leadership in a similar environment.
  • 3+ years direct work with vulnerable people using a trauma-informed approach and an Indigenous world view.  
  • You possess a bachelor's degree in Social Work and are registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers.
  • You have prior experience working in collaborative service delivery partnerships, coordinating service planning and practice evaluations.
  • You have a proven ability to practice relationship-based approaches.
  • You can remain confident and calm. This work may involve de-escalating crisis situations with individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol or experiencing a mental health crisis.


Important work you will do at e4c

  • Coordinate the development and delivery of person centered, goal-oriented care plans, that focus on the well-being of the women
  • Build competencies in the WEAC team ensuring practices are guided by relational approaches, trauma-informed practice, harm reduction methods, and an Indigenous worldview. 
  • Be a builder! Help establish the policies and procedures that will ensure a sustainable and effective shelter.
  • Work in a collaborative partnership and use a relational and holistic approach to build a multi-disciplinary team that is recruited and on boarded in alignment with the vision of WEAC. 


As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, e4c continues to take action to protect persons served and staff. Strategies related to e4c’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff.

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