After Hours Child Protection Worker
Social Program Officer – Child Protection R24
This posting will remain Open until the position is filled. This is an Ongoing posting without a scheduled closing date. This posting may be open for up to 6 months with the Closing Date being added 2 weeks prior to the scheduled Closing Date. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is also posted as a Req 57775 until February 10 2019
If you are ready to embark on a new career challenge and have the experience and initiative this integral social services team requires – please consider this rewarding career!
Use your education and experience to develop vital family and children services in some of BC’s most beautiful rural communities. As an After-Hours Child Protection Worker, through assessment and collaboration, you develop plans with families to ensure the safety of children and youth. Your skill set will include interviewing clients, evaluating vulnerability factors, investigating child welfare reports and determining a plan of action for your clients including family support services.
Uses a trauma-informed approach when engaging with families in crisis, which may occasionally involve working through issues with upset, abusive, or abused clients.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Kemp.Redl@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.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific 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:
- Bachelors of Social Work or Masters in Social Work or Bachelors of Art in Child and Youth Care or Masters in Educational Counselling/Masters Clinical Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare.
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). You must request a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report to be considered for this competition.
Note: 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 in order to develop and provide intervention services to the children and/or families.
- Employees must have or be immediately eligible within one month of employment for C6 Delegation.
- Three (3) years of recent (within the last 5 years) work experience in Child Protection.
- Preference may be given to applicants who have Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.
Preference may be given for:
- Experience working with Indigenous communities.
- 5 or more years of Child Protection experience.
- Must possess and maintain a Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
- Travel is a requirement, must be willing to travel regularly, this may include travelling in winter road conditions to remote locations.
- May be required to use own vehicle, with appropriate insurance coverage, on an expense account basis.
- Will be required to work flexible hours, including both shift work and evenings/weekends.
- May be exposed to unpleasant dealings in emotionally charged situations.
- Work as a lone practitioner on evenings and weekends.
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.
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 – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
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.