SPO 24R – Youth Probation Officer

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Author ahnationtalk
Date March 8, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $54,310.10 - $71,507.64 - Annual
Location Prince Rupert, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO 24R – Youth Probation Officer – (58780)

Posting Title: SPO 24R – Youth Probation Officer
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4M8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $54,310.10 – $71,507.64 annually (Growth) plus a $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance
Close Date: 3/21/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Service Delivery
Job Summary:

Youth Probation Officer
Social Program Officer R24

An eligibility list may be established.
This position will be required to travel to remote locations.

As of November 30, 2016, the following retention incentives are available to all regular permanent Social Workers (SPO series) residing in communities designated as hard to recruit or remote across the province.

In addition to the re-imbursement of relocation costs (where applicable), the incentive program provides the following:

$6,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time and part-time social worker staff*

$3,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time and part-time social worker staff in the SPO growth series* For more information regarding these incentives, click here

An excellent opportunity to enter a rewarding career as a Youth Probation Officer

Dedicated ministry staff make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families in British Columbia.  Each year, ministry services reach about 155,000 children and families, representing approximately 17 per cent of all B.C. children and youth. These are some of the most vulnerable children in BC, often facing a range of complex challenges.

In your capacity as a Youth Probation Officer with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, you supervise and assist young people in conflict with the law. With a strong sense of collaboration, advocacy/accountability and leadership, and the commitment to affect real change, you provide services with graduated levels of intervention, supervision, and control of young persons. These services are provided collaboratively and in conjunction with the principles of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Additionally, as a Youth Probation Officer you will assist the court by conducting investigations and assume case management responsibilities. Working collaboratively with a variety of professionals, including justice system staff, you strive to meet the needs of youth and reduce the risk of re-offending behaviour by promoting programs aimed at the prevention of youth crime.

Prince Rupert is a quaint marine city where deer and grizzly bears can be easily spotted and whale-watching and nature excursions are popular activities. Other attractions include the old-growth rainforest and ancient rock carvings.

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 Carissa.Boyd@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 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in social science discipline (i.e. social work, criminology, psychology), however, other degrees may be considered.
  • Successful completion of the following courses offered by the Justice Institute of BC or immediately eligible:
  • Youth Justice (YJUS) 1006 – Overview of the Youth Justice System;
  • Youth Justice (YJUS) 1007 – Overview of the Youth Criminal Justice Act; and
  • Youth Justice (YJUS) 1008 – The Community Youth Probation Officer.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience in justice, educational or social service setting that involves supervision, counselling or conflict resolution.
  • Valid B.C. driver’s licence.
  • Will be required to travel to remote locations.

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. Please indicate in your resume (include a copy of the approval; if in progress), proof must be provided on or by the closing date of the posting).

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 (CRRA) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: 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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