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Social Worker - Inventory

Reference number: DND23J-133595-000003
Selection process number: 23-DND-EA-NAST-507495
National Defence - Military Personnel Command - Canadian Forces Health Services Group
Cold Lake (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Wainwright (Alberta), Comox (British Columbia), Vancouver (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Shilo (Manitoba), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Gagetown (New Brunswick), Gander (Newfoundland and Labrador), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Greenwood (Nova Scotia), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Borden (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), North Bay (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Trenton (Ontario), Bagotville (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec), Valcartier (Québec), Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan)
$76,319 to $88,973 (Master's level registered social workers are entitled to an education allowance of $3,850 per year.)

For further information on the organization, please visit National Defence - Military Personnel Command

Closing date: 16 July 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

📌 The first applications could be collected from the inventory as early as August 8th, 2023. Apply before this date to be considered for our immediate vacancies.

📢 How does this work?

Step 1: Read the entire advertisement. Want to join our team? Let us know you’re interested! Click “Apply Online”

Step 2: Tell us about yourself! Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application.
↪ Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience;
↪ Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided;
↪ Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the process.

Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities we may contact you for further information or assessment.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong. In order to self-declare, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section.

Work environment

The Canadian Forces Health Services (CFHS) is the designated health care provider for Canada’s military personnel, delivering medical and dental services at military installations across Canada and overseas. Our mission is to deliver quality care and promote health protection to Canadian Forces personnel. We are a multi-disciplinary team that works together, guided by the best interests of those we serve. We support, promote and encourage the professional and personal development of our employees.

What do we offer?

🍁 At DND we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, learn, progress in their careers and have job satisfaction over the long-term. You’ll enjoy:

✅ A career among a dynamic and dedicated team
✅ Opportunities for advancement
✅ A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment
✅ A total benefits package including a competitive salary, health and dental insurance plans, pension plan and a variety of leave entitlements.

Intent of the process

This inventory will be used for various tenures (indeterminate, deployment, specified period, assignment, secondment). Applicants who meet the essential qualifications will have their application included in the inventory for this ongoing selection process. As positions become available, the applicants meeting the initial screening requirements identified by the hiring manager may be contacted and referred for consideration. Please ensure that your information is updated and remains current in your GC Jobs Applicant Account.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 365 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 20 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

EDU1. Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in social work

Degree equivalency


Ex1. Experience providing psychosocial intervention or treatment using evidence based psychosocial modalities: such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), CPT (Cognitive processing therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
Ex2. Experience providing psychosocial assessment to adults as primary client group.
Ex3. Experience working independently with minimal clinical supervision.
Ex4. Experience working in an Adult Mental Health care environment, including having performed assessment and treatment and structured therapy.
Ex5. Experience establishing or developing productive and cooperative partnerships with community based services.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English Essential
French Essential
Bilingual imperative: BBB/BBB, BBC/BBC, BCC/BCC, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC

Information on language requirements

C1. Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
C2. Thinking Things Through
C3. Working Effectively with Others
C4. Showing Initiative and being Action Oriented
C5. Communication

A1. Ability to apply the theories of individual therapy used in clinical social work practice.
A2. Ability to develop and foster therapeutic relationships with a variety of clients.
A3. Ability to complete a comprehensive social work assessment for adults with mental health disorders.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

AEDU1. Graduation with a Master's degree in social work from a recognized post-secondary institution with a clinical emphasis or specialization.

Degree equivalency

AE1. Experience providing cognitive behaviour therapy.
AE2. Experience providing trauma therapy.
AE3. Experience providing marital therapy.
AE4. Experience providing family therapy.
AE5. Experience providing group therapy.
AE6. Experience providing assessment and treatment of addictions.
AE7: Experience in crisis intervention.

AA1: Ability to deliver psycho-educational training sessions
AA2: Ability to assess substance use disorders and suggest a differential diagnosis or concurrent disorder.


Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities, Women.

The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

Information on employment equity


As a result of the relocation of a work unit at Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) in 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, the Department of National Defence is committed to providing access to other work opportunities for AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta employees. Employees of UIC 2671 – AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake may be appointed or deployed to positions for which they are qualified ahead of other candidates.

As a result of the reduction of training activities at British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), the Department of National Defence is committed to providing access to other work opportunities for BATUS employees. Employees of UIC 7777 – BATUS may be appointed or deployed to positions for which they are qualified ahead of other candidates.

In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of CAF members.

May require overtime on short notice
May require travel outside of the immediate area on short notice
May require shift work or variable hours

Conditions of employment

Security Level: Various

Registered in good standing with a provincial/territorial social work regulatory college/association in the province/territory where employment is sought.

Must not be the subject of any practice restrictions or professional practice review by any regulating authority, or be the current subject of any professional practice complaints.

Candidates must meet and maintain the above conditions of employment throughout their employment.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

If there are limitations or special circumstances preventing you from submitting your application via the PSRS online portal, you must contact us by email and receive approval to apply via an alternate means PRIOR to the closing date.

▶ Depending on the position being staffed:
↪ Additional qualifications, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be required
↪ Varying degrees of breadth and depth of experience may be deemed essential
↪Asset qualifications may be invoked as essential qualifications
↪You may be contacted and asked to submit information or be further assessed

▶ Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

▶ A variety of assessment tools may be used. This may include application screening, interviews, role play scenarios, written assessments, reference checks, board knowledge, interactions with internal staff during the process, etc.
↪ Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications and competencies.

▶ Top down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process.
↪ Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

▶ Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team;
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed;
↪ Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
↪ Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications;
↪ Organizational Needs.

▶ All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the applicants.

▶ Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity.

Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. Should you have a disability or an exceptional circumstance that requires an alternative application method, please contact us for guidance.

▶ Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

▶ The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

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