SPO 24R – Guardianship Social Worker

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date October 20, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $53,339.83 - $70,367.02 - Annual
Location Langley, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO 24R – Guardianship Social Worker – (54379)

Posting Title: SPO 24R – Guardianship Social Worker
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Langley, BC V5A 4P8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $53,339.83 – $70,367.02 annually GROWTH
Close Date: 11/8/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Service Delivery Division, South Fraser
Job Summary

Guardianship Social Worker
Social Program Officer R24


There are three (3) permanent vacancies in Langley

A rewarding opportunity to make a positive difference for children and families

As a Guardianship Worker, you strive to ensure the safety and well-being of children out of parental care.  You develop and supervise care plans, inform caregivers of their responsibilities, monitor care placements, provide assistance and guidance regarding the child’s behaviour, provide permanency planning services for children throughout their stay in care, plan with family for permanency options, and ensure that the rights of Children in Care are maintained.

The integrated office in Langley operates within a multidisciplinary context that includes the following disciplines in addition to guardianship/permanency: intake and investigation, family service, child and youth mental health and youth justice.

Close working relationships and regular collaboration are a necessity for strong planning for children and youth out of parental care.  Your skill set includes excellent communication skills and the teamwork and collaborative skills required to work productively with an interdisciplinary team and a diverse group of caregivers. This opportunity to work with families facing challenges will involve exposure to unpleasant dealings with angry, abusive, or abused clients; exposure to hazards from frequently working around volatile parents and/or children in crisis.

If you are a caring, responsive and organized, you have the skills needed for this challenging

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 Kim.Matthews@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 Child and Youth Care; or M.Ed. Counselling/MA Clinical Psychology, having completed a practicum in family and child welfare; or equivalent.

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. You must request a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report to be considered for this competition.

  • Some previous experience as a social worker responsible for providing a full range of child protection duties including guardianship/permanency under provincial or equivalent child welfare legislation. Preference may be given to applicants with 6 months or more experience.
  • Candidates must either have, or be eligible to attain, full guardianship delegation (C 4).

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience working in Child Protection or who have completed a practicum in Child Protection.
  • Experience working with aboriginal communities and permanency planning for aboriginal families.
  • Experience as a social worker responsible for providing a full range of child protection duties under provincial or equivalent child welfare legislation.
  • Experience working with and planning for children and youth in care.

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: NO
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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