Youth Probation Officer (Growth)
Social Program Officer 24
An eligibility list may be established.
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.
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.
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 Shawn.Young@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.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Degree in a related social sciences discipline (e.g. criminology, social work, psychology, education, etc.);
- 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 (Confirmation for equivalency of your degree is required for you to be considered. *Please indicate in your resume if you have this equivalency. If you are in the process of equivalency review, proof must be provided on or by the closing date of the competition).
- Minimum of two years experience (within the last 5 years) in justice, educational or social service settings working with youth and families.
- NOTE: Salary will be based on level of education and youth probation experience. Lesser qualified applicants may be placed within the Social Program Officer growth series at lower SPO level.
Preference may be given to applicants:
- Who have successfully completed the Justice Institute Youth Probation Officer training program.
- Who have successfully completed the following courses offered by the Justice Institute of BC prior to the commencement of employment:
- Youth Probation Officer 102 – Overview of the Youth Justice System;
- Youth Probation Officer 103 – Overview of the Youth Criminal Justice Act; and
- Youth Probation Officer 104 – The Community Youth Probation Officer.
- Valid FULL BC driver’s license (minimum class 5), or an equivalent class driver’s license from another province or jurisdiction is required.
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 Review Act (CRRA) and an Enhanced Security Screening 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.