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SPO 24R – Collaborative Practices Facilitator
SPO 24R – Collaborative Practices Facilitator – (60580)
Collaborative Practices Facilitator
Social Program Officer R24
An eligibility list may be established.
One (1) position available based in New Westminster which may be required to travel to other communities such as: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
An excellent opportunity to have a hands-on role helping children and families in your community!
The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth, and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in B.C. The Ministry is responsible for regional and province-wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families. Dedicated ministry social workers make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families in B.C.
We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated and passionate about improving the lives of children, youth, and families. Your priority is in developing and maintaining trust-based working relationships, while supporting a range of collaborative practice options. In addition, this key role is responsible for organizing, coordinating and following up on all elements of a conference and the resulting conference plan, including the orientation and preparation of the parents/youth and other family/community members.
The Collaborative Practices Facilitator role requires an effective communicator with a collaborative approach and has the natural ability to build and maintain vital relationships with children, families, staff, and communities. The individual suited for this position is driven with the goal of providing the most appropriate services to meet the needs of the family. If you are seeking a pivotal role to contribute to the support of B.C.’s children and families, we encourage your application.
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 Stephanie.Kanigan@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. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
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; OR
- 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 include 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; OR
- 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.
- Minimum two years’ experience as a worker (social worker, probation worker, clinician, family preservation worker, etc.) working with Ministry involved clients. Preference may be given to applicants with more than 2 years’ experience in this area; AND
- Experience in each of the following areas:
- working with community agencies
- dealing with family concerns and crisis
- respecting confidentiality
- working collaboratively with diverse groups to facilitate participation in decision making and planning processes
- Must be eligible for up to C4 delegation within the first 6 months of hiring
Preference maybe given to applicants with any of the following:
- 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.
- Minimum two years’ experience as a Child Protection Social Worker
*Related post-degree experience includes experience working with children, youth and families in any one or a combination of the following settings:
- A legislated child protection agency that provides child protection or family support services;
- A non-delegated agency on a reserve providing direct support services to children, youth and families;
- A family services agency that provides assessment and counselling services to children, youth and families;
- A contracted agency providing assessment, counselling and family support services to children, youth and families;
- A residential setting for children or youth that also involves direct work with families;
- A probation or corrections setting serving youth and families;
- A mental health setting providing assessment and counselling services to children, youth and families;
- A health setting providing assessment and counselling services to children, youth and families;
- An education setting undertaking assessment and counselling services to children, youth and families.
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.
Online 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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