SPO 24R – Resource Worker (GROWTH)

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 30, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $53,339.83 - $70,367.02 - Annual
Location Salmon Arm, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO 24R – Resource Worker (GROWTH) – (57224)

Posting Title: SPO 24R – Resource Worker (GROWTH)
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Salmon Arm, BC V2E4S4 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $53,339.83 – $70,367.02 annually (Growth)
Close Date: 2/3/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Residential Resources
Job Summary

Resource Worker
Social Program Officer R24 (Growth)

An eligibility list may be established.

A great opportunity to have a hands-on role helping children and youth in your community

Child Welfare Resources functions as a specialized team under the mandate of the Family and Children’s Services Act.

The Resources Worker is primarily responsible for recruiting, developing and maintaining a range of family care resources in which to place Children in Care.  The position monitors services provided, supports the foster families, and liaises with staff in district offices providing child protection services.  The goal of this service is to provide the most appropriate placement to meet the needs of the child in care within a permanency planning framework.  Conducting home studies, Out-Of-Care Assessments, and making recommendations for approval, and liaising with non-residential contract resources, may be required of some positions.

The Resources Worker reports to a Team Leader responsible for the Resources team.  The Team Leader reports to an excluded Manager responsible for Family and Children’s Services and Child Welfare Resources in the area.

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.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.

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 Justin.Tether@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:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Social Work or Child and Youth Care, or Masters of Educational Counselling or Masters of Clinical Psychology (also having completed a practicum in Family and Child Welfare).
  • 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.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
    • Experience as a social worker responsible for providing a full range of Resource and Guardianship duties under provincial or equivalent legislations.
    • Delegated C4 under the Child, Family and Community Service Act for Guardianship work and C 3 delegation for Resource work.
    • SAFE home study certification and experience and Resource and Payment (RAP) experience and /or training.
  • Experience conducting Out of Care Assessments.

    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.

    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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