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Placement Coordinator

  • Government of Alberta

  • Edmonton, AB, Canada

  • Posting Date: Sep 28, 2022

  • Expiry Date: Mar 27, 2023

  • Job ID: 20852

Expired FEATURED SPONSORED Full time Government

Job Description

Are you interested in leading practice and a team that provides high-quality and culturally sensitive services to children, youth and families? If so, we would like to hear from you.

As the Placement Coordinator, your primary role will be to provide a regional response to child and youth placement and transition services on behalf of children and youth entering care and transitioning children and youth to most suitable placement resources. Working collaboratively with case teams, you will focus on ensuring child and youth safety, impact on agency and authority placement resource and consideration of lifelong connections.

The Placement Coordinator role is a complex and diverse position that will require you to be creative and innovative in addressing the complex and diverse needs of children and youth and systematically identify and maximize placement resources through the placement resource management. In this role you will have the opportunity to manage the placement information demands of the Region and Ministry.

Your ability to effectively manage complex situations will assist you in dealing with different placement scenarios, with sensitivity and competing resources. Time management, ability to multi task, and ability to work under pressure are essential skills in this role.

If this opportunity interests you, do not hesitate to apply.


Bachelor of Social Work with 6 months of directly related experience within Child Intervention. Knowledge and understanding of effects of childhood trauma, grief and loss and brain development is essential.

Extensive knowledge regarding foster care and group care program and policy and knowledge of Provincial and Regional Placement policies and procedures to provide interpretation and research into options and input to policy changes are preferred.

The following equivalencies maybe considered:

  • Master of Social Work (no experience required); OR related university degree and 2 years related experience; OR related diploma and 3 years related experience; OR related certificate and 4 years related experience.

Note: Equivalency for professional roles related to Child Intervention: Directly related degree or diploma, successful completion of in-service or comparable training and some directly related experience.

The ideal candidates will have a working knowledge of the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong critical thinking skills.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

Critical Competencies:

  • Agility – Demonstrated ability to manage and adapt to change. Ability to manage human, financial and physical resources within an operating environment.
  • Drive for Results – Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others.
  • Develop Self and Others – Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within an organization.
  • Build Collaborative Environments – Strong track record in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop Networks – Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, committees and other partners.
  • Systems Thinking – Effective leadership abilities combined with a strong commitment to operating within a team environment and the ability to motivate and inspire other to achieve common goals.
  • Creative Problem Solving – Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.


$2,557.64 - $3,306.24, bi-weekly ($66,754 - $86,292 annually)


Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week (full-time).
Hours of work are Monday to Friday – 36.25 hours per week. May be required at times to provide after-hours support.

Role Requirements:

  • You carry a valid Class 5 Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle. The ability to travel within Edmonton and surrounding areas is required.
  • As per the Health Professions Act, successful applicants must: be registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) to be eligible for this position, if:

o They have a degree in social work from any university in North America that is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) or the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); or
They have graduated from an approved social work diploma program in Alberta; or
o They have, within the last five years, been a registered, certified or licensed social worker in another province or with a member of the Association of Social Work Boards.

For more information on the Government of Alberta hiring process, view this link:

Application Requirements:

  • As part of the application process, you are required to:
  • Complete all pre-screen questions
  • Upload the following – CRC w VS, if applicable Alberta College of Social Workers registration
  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying to this role and how your experience relates to the qualifications is required.

Not providing or completing any of the above requirements will result in a delay of your application proceeding further.

The final candidate for this position will undergo an academic check, intervention record check and provide a suitable security screening. Due to wait times to receive a completed Criminal Records Check (CRC) that includes Vulnerable Sector screening check, applicants invited for an interview are encouraged to request a completed Criminal Record Check (level 1) that includes Vulnerable Sector screening check from their local RCMP/Police detachment prior to their interview. Upon request, you will need to provide a criminal record check. We will accept Criminal Records Check (CRC) that includes Vulnerable Sector that have been completed within the last 6 months.

What We Offer
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  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Lori Casey at

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