An eligibility list may be established.
Help protect our communities in this crucial leadership role
The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth, and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in B.C. The Ministry is responsible for regional and province-wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.
The Team Leader works with diverse community partners to deliver a broad range of services within Merritt and the surrounding geographic area. The position is pivotal in establishing and implementing the multi-disciplinary and culturally appropriate approach to service delivery. This position will provide direction, leadership and support to staff within these teams for professional and integrated services delivery and must ensure adequate clinical support is provided as well as staff training and development.
Employing superior collaborative skills, you establish productive working relationships with community partners and provincial, federal and non-governmental agencies, act as a liaison and participate on internal and external committees as designated by the Director of Operations. A highly effective leader, you focus on staff development, collaborative practices and developing community partnerships. Your dedication to excellence creates a motivated team capable of delivering high standards of quality service to clients. If you are ready for a leadership role and an exciting new career, we look forward to your application.
To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in leading and motivating staff and contributing to an internal working environment that is conducive to success.
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.
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 Denise.Sheridan@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.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- 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; OR
- 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.
- 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; OR
- 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.
- 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.
- Experience in child protection and/or protective family services.
- Preference may be given to applicants with 3 years experience in child protection and/or protective family services.
- Experience leading staff in a supervisory capacity within the last 3 years. Acting Team Leader and/or Acting supervisory experience may be considered
- Preference may be given to candidates with at least 6 months experience supervising staff within the last 3 years.
- Full delegation or eligible for delegation under the Child, Family and Community Service Act (C6).
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.
*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.
NOTE: As the duties of this position meet the requirements of a Criminal Record and Criminal Record Review Act (CRRA), checks must be completed with a satisfactory outcome.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence without restrictions.
- May be required to work evening/weekends.
- Exposure to regular travel in remote locations.
- May be required to use own vehicle, with appropriate insurance coverage, on an expense account basis.
- Opportunity to work with families facing challenges which may occasionally involve exposure to unpleasant dealings with angry, abusive, or abused clients; exposure to hazards from frequently working around parents and/or children who are in crisis.
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.