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Social Worker – Poverty Reduction Counselling 

12 month contract; Full-time; 35 hours per week, potential evenings

Salary: BSW - $66,000 to $86,000  MSW - $74,000 to $99,000 based on experience

About The Agency

Jewish Family and Child Service 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, and education and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values.

About The Role

We are 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.


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

  • Formulate and develop client-centered 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 click "Apply Now" above to 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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