BC Public Service
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Victoria, British Columbia
Executive Director, Guardianship Adoption and Permanency
Salary: $100,000- $125,000 annually
The Ministry of Children and Family Development is responsible for the provincial delivery of programs and services that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and families of British Columbia and the Office of the Provincial Director and Aboriginal Services Division provides a broad array of oversight and leadership functions for those services being provided by the Ministry.
As an evolving Division, we have the unique and exciting opportunity to fill several diverse and challenging executive positions. This position, along with other Executive Director positions will be posted within the next few months providing a rare chance to add new and different perspectives to our divisional executive team.
Together with our partners, our goal is to deliver inclusive, culturally respectful, responsive and accessible services that support the well-being of children, youth and families. Join our growing team and be a part of an innovative opportunity to enhance lives and provide leadership functions for integral Ministry services.
The Executive Director leads the Guardianship, Adoption and Permanency Planning Branch which is the branch of primary responsibility for Adoption Services. This includes provincial promotion and awareness, inter-country adoption, operation of four adoption registries including the adoption reunion registry, and licensing and monitoring of adoption agencies under the Adoption Act. The Branch provides oversight of statutory responsibilities of social workers providing adoption and guardianship services.
Qualifications for this role include:
⦁ BSW or MSW; or BA Child and Youth Care; or M. Ed. Counselling/MA Clinical Psychology having completed a practicum in family and child welfare; OR
⦁ May consider an equivalent combination of education and experience where an extensive experience in social work principles and practices is demonstrated;
⦁ Considerable experience in a senior leadership role;
⦁ Considerable child welfare practice experience, preferably with an emphasis on guardianship, permanency and/or adoption;
⦁ Considerable experience in leading change management;
⦁ Experience in client services and/or stakeholder consultation and consensus building;
⦁ Experience working with Aboriginal people, communities and/or Delegated Aboriginal Agencies;
⦁ Due to the nature of the position, preference may be given to Aboriginal applicants.
For more information and to apply by February 9, 2017, please go to: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=38245
Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.