Team Leader, Resource
Social Program Officer R30
An eligibility list may be established
If this position interests you and you meet the required criteria, we look forward to your application!
The objectives of Family and Children’s Services are to ensure the safety and well-being of children and to assist with the preservation of the family unit. Programs are offered under the statutory authority of various legislation.
The Team Leader has broad responsibilities to work with diverse community partners with respect to the delivery of a range of services within communities and is pivotal in establishing and implementing the multi-disciplinary and culturally appropriate approach in service delivery. This position will provide direction, leadership and support to staff on their teams and promote integrated services delivery and must ensure adequate clinical support is provided as well as a broad range of staff training and development.
The Resource Program manages foster parent services to children, youth and their families. Specialized services also include community development, consultation, coordination, education, and contract management. The Resources Team Leader manages eight staff and administers the provision of residential services to children and youth who are clients of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Resources Team Leader has the authority, responsibility and accountability for the recruitment, development, support, effectiveness, and retention of a broad, integrated, service delivery network of foster homes and contracted residential programmes for children and youth with a range of physical, emotional, behavioural and developmental needs. The Children’s Resources Team Leader is accountable for managing, monitoring and ensuring the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of foster homes and contracted services and for ensuring that all resources meet the needs of children and youth which comply with Ministry standards. In addition, the Children’s Resources Team Leader is responsible for managing the safe Babies programme.
This position has direct responsibility for the managing and support of the SDA’s family care programme and for the negotiation and monitoring of contracts, liaison with residential service providers, budget management, ensures quality services to clients delivered by the resources team and includes the supervision of six social workers.
Vernon is Surrounded by rolling grasslands with rocky outcrops and stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, its three lakes and mountain views in every direction command attention. Nature remains Vernon’s biggest asset. Famous champagne powder at Silver Star Mountain Resort, just 22km/13mi from downtown, attracts skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and snowmobilers. In summer, countless hiking and cycling trails to explore every area from the historic Grey Canal within the city to the nearby provincial parks and the rugged Monashee Mountain Range. Mountain biking is also a big draw at Silver Star.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Michael.Gought@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:
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor or Master in Social Work, or Bachelor or Master in Child and Youth Care; OR
- Master’s Degree in Educational Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare. Completion of a practicum in family and child welfare occurs in an agency/organization where a student had the opportunity to practice assessing the needs of children and families to develop and provide intervention services to the children and/or families; 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; (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, including the MCFD supplementary portion); 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 their application for registration has been approved.
- Employee applicants who have a combination of relevant education, Ministry experience and who are eligible for delegation under the CFCSA may be considered equivalent to the above requirements; 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. Related education 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 (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).
NOTE: Post-graduate diploma/certificate is a qualification awarded after a university degree. An undergraduate degree or higher is required to be accepted into this type of program.
- A minimum of 6 months (in the last 5 years) of experience leading staff in a supervisory capacity.
- Previous child welfare experience (within last 5 years).
- Delegated or eligible (within 6 months of starting in the position) for delegation at the C4 of the Child, Family and Community Service Act.
- Experience working with indigenous children and families.
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.
- Possessing SAFE home study/Resource and Payment (/RAP) experience and /or training.
- Possessing SAFE for Supervisors
- MCFD Integrated Case Management (ICM) and Management Information System (MIS) and contracting administration experience.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence without restrictions.
- May be required to use own vehicle, with appropriate insurance coverage, on an expense account basis.
- May be required to travel in all (reasonable) weather conditions.
- May be required to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
- 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.
*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..
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.