SPO 24R – Adoption Social Worker

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date February 28, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $51,310.10 - $71,507.04 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations, BC
Category Business / Management
Client BC Public Service
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SPO 24R – Adoption Social Worker – (58596)

Posting Title: SPO 24R – Adoption Social Worker
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: 100 Mile House, BC V0K2E0 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary): Williams Lake, BC V2G1R8 CA
Salary Range: $51,310.10 – $71,507.04 annually GROWTH
Close Date: 3/21/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Adoptions

Job Summary

Adoption Social Worker
Social Program Officer R24

There are two (2) vacancies

An eligibility list may be established to fill permanent and/or temporary vacancies

Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for the children of B.C.

As Adoption Worker, you provide services to children in the care of the Director to ensure that standards of care and planning are met, and to enable all possible options for continuity of care for children. You also provide assessment, preparation, training, and post Adoption service to Adopting applicants.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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 Tammy.Davis@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:

  • Bachelor or Master in Social Work, or Bachelor or Master in Child and Youth Care; OR Master of Educational Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare.

NOTE: If this education was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES). You must request a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report to be considered for this competition.

  • Related degree, or related post-graduate diploma, or related post-graduate certificate in a human services field PLUS a minimum of two years of post-degree *related experience. Human services fields includes Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Theology, Indigenous Studies, Education, or Nursing. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

NOTE: If this education was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES). You must request a basic report to be considered for this competition.

  • A Candidate may be considered equivalent when they are registered and a member in good standing with the BC College of Social Workers or has a letter from the College confirming that her or his application for registration has been approved; OR Employee applicants who have a combination of relevant education and ministry experience may be considered equivalent to the above requirements.

And experience:

  • Two (2) years of experience working with and planning for Permanency with Children and Youth in Care.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities providing Adoption and Permanency services.

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Bachelor or Master in Social Work, or Bachelor or Master in Child and Youth Care; OR Master of Educational Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare.
  • Full Adoption delegation.
  • SAFE training and experience using the SAFE assessment tool.
  • Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.

NOTE: You must be able to possess and continue to maintain a Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence (Note: If you do not currently possess a Valid BC Driver’s Licence and you are the successful applicant, you will be immediately required to meet this condition).

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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover Letter: YES — A cover letter is required as part of your application.

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 (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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