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The Organization:

The Association of Black Social Workers is a volunteer charitable organization consisting of Black Social Workers and Social Service Workers throughout the province, whose objective is to provide courses, seminars, and workshops about social work-related projects and programs geared towards persons of African descent. The ABSW also offers services such as counselling and advocacy to individuals as well as the community. The ABSW seeks to educate the public through conferences and workshops on matters affecting the Black family and community throughout the province.

Position Scope

Under the direction of the Executive Director, or designate, the Outreach Social Worker has the responsibility for providing provincial leadership in outreach services to the African Nova Scotian community including program planning, monitoring, budgeting and evaluation. The Outreach Social Worker ensures the smooth day-to-day operation of the Association of Black Social Worker’s (ABSW) office by providing direction and support in accordance with the ABSW’s strategic directions. The Outreach Social Worker is responsible for the provision of Africentric intervention, including individual advocacy, youth programs, family support services and community initiatives. He/she is also responsible for communication and follow up of information to ABSW members.

In This Role You Must Have:

  • Bachelor of Social Work degree plus two years’ related experience (Master of Social Work considered an asset)
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers
  • Experience working within the African Nova Scotian community
  • Demonstrated skill using anti-oppressive and Africentric practice
  • Experience writing grants
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; building partnerships with stakeholders
  • Sound judgement and executive decision making
  • Strong organizational skills and digital literacy
  • Proven leadership and community development experience



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