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Social Worker - Poverty Reduction Counselling

Full-time; 12-18 Month Contract; BSW $66,000 to $86,000; MSW $74,000 to $99,000 

Join Our Team

Jewish Family and Child Service (JF&CS) is seeking a Social Worker – Poverty Reduction Counselling to provide direct
counselling, case management and other services to clients using appropriate techniques and methods of social work practice.

About The Agency

JF&CS is a multi-service, client-centered, family service agency and a Children’s Aid Society.  We support the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, education, and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values. JF&CS welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. 

What We Offer

JF&CS offers a range of careers along with a competitive compensation and benefits package including dental, vision, and health coverage, a Healthcare Spending Account, and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer ample vacation and sick days and are closed on most Jewish and all statutory holidays. On the premises, you will find free parking, a daycare centre and a gym (with subsidized membership).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide clients with basic financial literacy and budgeting supports through poverty reduction methodologies 

  • Formulate and develop client-centred service plans including crisis interventions, internal agency responses and referrals, etc. 

  • Provide individual, family, and/or group counselling to client(s) using a range of appropriate techniques, including psycho-social assessments of individuals and families and those who are living with, or who have lived with, complex mental health 
    concerns, and poverty. 

  • Work within the poverty reduction program to support vulnerable clients by completing assessments and setting goals for client’s financial abilities to help them understand financial management. 

  • Deliver empowerment, advocacy, and problem solving supports to help clients navigate complex financial systems. 

  • Facilitate coordination of services which includes the provision of information, advocacy, and referral to both internal and external resources.

  • Liaise with professional and community staff to provide support services in line with the case management plan. 

  • Organize client-related documents, records, and data collection for internal and external reporting purposes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • BSW and/or MSW

  • Minimum 3 years related clinical experience

  • Poverty reduction service delivery knowledge and experience

  • Clinical case-management and financial literacy knowledge 

  • Member of OCSWSSW in good standing

  • Good judgement, initiative and resourcefulness are required 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Comprehension of French or another language reflecting the local community will be considered an asset

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter. 
Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations during all phases of the hiring process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any accommodations are required. 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
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