SPO – Children and Youth with Special Needs Generalist

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Author ahnationtalk
Date September 2, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $63,973.31 - $72,937.86 - Annual
Location Merritt, BC
Category Art Administration
Client BC Public Service
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SPO – Children and Youth with Special Needs Generalist

Posting Title: SPO – Children and Youth with Special Needs Generalist
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Merritt, BC V1K1B8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $63,973.31 – $72,937.86 annually
Close Date: 9/22/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Children and Youth with Special Needs
Job Summary:

Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) Generalist
Social Program Officer 24

An Eligibility List may be established to fill future Permanent Full time and/or Part time positions and to fill future Temporary Opportunities in all communities within the Service Delivery Area (Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Merritt, Kamloops).

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS

This location is currently eligible for a retention incentive which is available to all regular permanent Social Program Officers residing in Hard To Recruit (HTR) designated communities across the province. In addition to the re-imbursement of relocation costs (where applicable), the incentive program provides the following:

  • Up to a maximum of $6,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time Social Program Officers in the SPO R18 to SPO R30 classifications* OR
  • Up to a maximum of $3,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time Social Program Officers placed in the SPO Growth Series (SPO Growth to SPO R24 classifications)**

*Full payment of the incentive is based on regular eligible classifications (SPO R18 to SPO R30) working in an approved location for the full fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). A pro-rated incentive payment may be provided to candidates who work a partial year and/or part-time hours.

**Full payment of the incentive is based on regular eligible classifications (SPO Growth Series) working in an approved location for the full fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). A pro-rated incentive payment may be provided to candidates who work a partial year and/or part-time hours.

Share your passion for improving the lives of BC children and youth with special needs
The Ministry of Children and Family Development is offering an opportunity for individuals to make a difference in the lives of Children and Youth with Special Needs in British Columbia. Key to this is your support to families and communities in the process of raising their children.

In your role as a Child and Youth Special Needs Generalist (CYSN), you may provide a combination of Family Support and guardianship functions. You will convene and facilitate assessment and planning processes with individuals and/or families who have met the CYSN eligibility criteria and determine the supports and services that they require. Coordinating access to the best services available, you collaborate and build relationships with service providers, community partners, contracted agencies and foster parents. From an integrated service delivery system in the Ministry of Children and Family Development you may assist with placements, services for children, liaise and monitor contracts for services and ensure contract compliance and quality/appropriateness of services.

This position requires strong administrative and organizational skills, the ability to work independently within a collaborative team setting and is comfortable working in a diverse culture environment.  The ability to make decisions based on facts/assessments and build effective relationships with the clients is essential.

The ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills to effectively deal with high volume of clients, case management and crisis management.

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 Lana.Tomiye@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 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 or higher in Social Work, Bachelor’s Degree or higher 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

NOTE: 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.

NOTE: 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 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 combined with C4 delegation may be considered equivalent to the above requirements.
  • At least 1 year of recent experience working in Social Services sector with children or youth or adults with developmental disabilities and providing support/guidance to families and/or caregivers.

Preference maybe given to applicants with any of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Social Work, or Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Child and Youth Care, or Master of Education in Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare.
  • More than 1 year of recent experience working in Social Services sector with children or youth or adults with developmental disabilities and providing support/guidance to families and/or caregivers.
  • Experience implementing Children and Youth with Specials Needs programs.
  • Applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.

*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.

Willingness Statements:

  • If not already Delegated at the C4 Guardianship level, C4 Delegation will be required within 6 months.
  • Must meet the transportation requirements of the Ministry, including: Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC Driver’s licence.  Note: if you currently have a valid driver’s licence in Canada, and if you are the successful applicant, you must acquire a valid class 5 BC driver’s licence immediately (without restrictions).
  • May be required to use own vehicle, with appropriate insurance coverage, on an expense account basis.
  • The Merritt position requires travel in the Merritt/Gold Trail (Lytton, Lillooet, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Logan Lake) catchment area.
  • May be required to travel in all (reasonable) weather conditions.
  • May be required to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • May be exposed to unpleasant dealings in emotionally charged situations

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.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

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 (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.

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