SPO 24R – Navigator

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Author ahnationtalk
Date March 15, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $63,973.31 - $72,937.86 - Annual
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO 24R – Navigator – (58834)

Posting Title: SPO 24R – Navigator
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $63,973.31 – $72,937.86 annually (effective April 14th 2019)
Close Date: 3/29/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Social Dev & Poverty Reduction
Ministry Branch / Division: Service to Adults with Developmental Disabilities (STADD)
Job Summary:

Social Program Officer 24

An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.

Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for youth and young adults in British Columbia

The Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities (STADD) overarching mandate is the development of an integrated service delivery model that reflects a one-government approach to better support individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the lifespan and across service systems, particularly through periods of transition, such as youth to adulthood.

Within the context of a person and family centred planning model, the Navigator serves as a transition planning resource and key point of contact for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder. The role of the Navigator is to coordinate team-based planning with government and community partners, and to support youth and their families to navigate and complete transition-related tasks and processes. This is an opportunity to contribute to innovative integrated care for young persons and highlight your strengths in leadership, flexibility and person centred planning. This position requires experience in establishing trusting relationships with youth or young adults with developmental disabilities, (including FASD or ASD) with complex needs such as related to substance use, mental illness, or homelessness resulting in improved outcomes for the young person(s). If this position interests you and you are interested in making a positive difference for youth and young adults in British Columbia, we look forward to your application.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer.

Kamloops is surrounded by over one hundred lakes as well as the North and South Thompson rivers. Water-based activities are very popular, such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, tubing, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-fishing. Kamloops has a very strong First Nations culture, and hosts a Pow-Wow every year.

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.

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Nick.Manzella@gov.bc.ca  DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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 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’s Degree in Social Work or a related Social Sciences, Health, or Education degree. NOTE: If your degree is obtained outside of Canada, have you had it assessed for equivalency to work in British Columbia through the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Proof needs to be provided on or by the closing date of the competition for your application to be considered.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience (in total):
    • working in the community with youth or adults with developmental disabilities and their families; OR
    • establishing trusting relationships with youth or young adults with developmental disabilities, (including Autism Spectrum Disorder or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) with complex needs such as related to substance use, mental illness, or homelessness resulting in improved outcomes for the young person(s); OR
    • working with vulnerable youths or adults, or populations facing multiple barriers.
  • Experience applying person centred planning, goal based planning and community engagement process.
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary/cross sector team setting, providing informal leadership for coordinating integrated services and supports to individuals.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully using communications technologies to sustain meaningful engagement at a distance e.g. skilled in communicating in these modalities while interacting with individuals who may have communications challenges.

Preference may be given to candidates with:

  • Experience working with Indigenous families and communities.

Willingness Statement:

  • Must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
  • Will work evenings, as required, to accommodate the needs of the individuals and families.
  • Overnight travel required, up to 30% of time.

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 – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

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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