SPO 24 Resources Social Worker – (54975)

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date October 8, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $53,339.83 - $70,367.02 - Annual
Location Vancouver, BC
Category Business / Management
Client BC Public Service
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SPO 24 Resources Social Worker – (54975)

Posting Title: SPO 24 Resources Social Worker
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Vancouver, BC V8W 2S8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $53,339.83 – $70,367.02 annually (Growth Series)
Close Date: 10/21/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Resources
Job Summary

Resource Social Worker
Social Program Officer R24
An eligibility list may be established.

A great opportunity to have a hands-on role helping children and youth in your community.

Dedicated Ministry of Children and Family Development staff make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families in British Columbia.  Each year, ministry services reach about 155,000 children and families, representing approximately 17 per cent of all B.C. children and youth. These are some of the most vulnerable children in B.C., often facing a range of complex challenges.

Under the direction of the Team Leader, the Resource Worker is responsible for providing a range of resource duties and functions. These will include managing a caseload of staffed residential homes, performing contract management duties and contract negotiations with staffed resources.  The resource worker may also carry a caseload of foster homes. The worker liaises with specific non-residential programs, and performs the job duties and expectations as laid out in the caregiver support standards. This includes, but is not limited to: attending care team meetings, completing annual reviews, addressing issues, supporting, advocating and reviewing expectations of caregivers and contractors. The Resource Worker will also have some responsibilities for taking placement requests, working with the team to match the appropriate placement for children, arranging for, and completing the placement arrangements. This position will require participation in recruitment and retention initiatives, and may include conducting foster home studies.

If you are an effective communicator with a collaborative approach, who can establish vital working relationships with staff, the community and other stakeholders to realize the goal of providing the most appropriate placement to meet the needs of the child/youth in care, we welcome your application.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.  Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jyoti.Rikhi@gov.bc.ca.  DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • BSW or MSW or BA in Child and Youth Care or M.Ed in Counselling or MA in Psychology having completed a practicum in family and child welfare.
  • Must have C3 delegation or above.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with previous child welfare experience (within last 5 years).
  • Preference may be given to candidates with previous resource experience (within last 2 years).
  • Preference may be given to candidates possessing SAFE home study/RAP experience and /or training.

NOTE: If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES).  Confirmation for equivalency for your degree is required for you to be considered. Please indicate in your resume (include a copy of the approval; if in progress proof must be provided on or by the closing date of the posting to the hiring manager). You must submit a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report to be considered for this competition.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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