SPO 24R – Out of Care Option Worker (GROWTH)

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Author ahnationtalk
Date March 15, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $54,310.10 - $71,507.64 - Annual
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO 24R – Out of Care Option Worker (GROWTH) – (58726)

Posting Title: SPO 24R – Out of Care Option Worker (GROWTH)
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $54,310.10 – $71,507.64 annually (Growth)
Close Date: 3/28/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Child Protection
Job Summary:

Out of Care Social Worker
Social Program Officer 24

An eligibility list may be established.

This is your opportunity to work for children and youth facing difficult challenges and help make a difference.

Under the direction of the Team leader, the Out of Care Worker is responsible for promoting and facilitating the use of Out of Care programs in the Okanagan Service Delivery Area.  The position will support family, children, youth and community through the implementation of Out of Care options. Will assess and approve Out of Care placements, as well as provide direct support to Out of Care care-providers.

This position will work collaboratively with Child Protection Social Workers to promote and facilitate the use of Out of Care placements. This position will involve direct work with a variety of teams throughout the Service Delivery Area. Duties will include sharing and increasing knowledge around Out of Care options, attending Family Case Planning Conferences (FCPC) and Family Group Conferencing (FGC), completing out of care service providers home study assessments, providing direct and extensive support to care-providers, processing Out of Care contract payments and other financial payments to Out of Care placements, connecting approved caregivers to community supports, providing emotional support, and advocacy. Additional duties may include: coordinating/running FCPCs and FGCs, completing SAFE studies, some Child Protection duties.

Using your ability to handle changing situations, emerging priorities and challenging deadlines, you will work collaboratively with other policy teams and regional staff, cross-ministry partners and stakeholders on children and youth with special needs projects and policy development.

Kelowna is known for its spectacular selection of wineries, and it is set on the shores of Okanagan Lake, providing water activities like swimming, paddling, windsurfing and fishing. Big White, the ski mountain in Kelowna, allows for skiing and snowboarding.

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.

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 Katherine.Simpson@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.

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:

Education and Experience:

  • 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 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; 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.

Preference maybe given to applicants with 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.
  • Applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.
  • Completed SAFE study training

*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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

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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