SPO-CP 24R – Child Protection Worker – After Hours Response

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Author ahnationtalk
Date February 28, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $54,310.10 - $71,507.64 - Annual
Location ALdergrove,BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO-CP 24R – Child Protection Worker – After Hours Response – (57878)

Posting Title: SPO-CP 24R – Child Protection Worker – After Hours Response
Position Classification: Social Prog Off-Child Prot R24
Union: GEU
Location: Aldergrove, BC V4W 3N5 CA
Delta, BC V4L 2M1 CA
Langley, BC V5A 4P8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Surrey, BC V5V 3K4 CA
Salary Range: $54,310.10 – $71,507.64 annually effective February 3rd 2019
Close Date: 3/3/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: South Fraser
Job Summary:

Child Protection Worker – After Hours Response
Social Program Officer CP 24

An eligibility list may be established for part-time and/or full-time vacancies.

After Hours Response shifts are as follows:
Weekdays (Monday-Friday):  Afternoon shifts are 4pm – 12:45am or 5pm – 01:45 am
On the weekends and holidays: Day shifts are 9am – 5:45pm; Afternoon shifts are 4pm – 12:45am or 5pm-01:45.

**Applicants must be available to work all shifts.
Consider Joining a Team Dedicated to Providing Critical Social Services to British Columbians

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.

Dedicated ministry social workers make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families in B.C. 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 B.C., often facing a range of complex challenges.
Join our team of talented, committed and highly experienced social workers in a dynamic and challenging work environment at the South Response Team based out of Surrey, serving the South Fraser Regions (Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey and Langley).  Shift work including evenings, weekends, statutory holidays, and days is required for this position.

The South Fraser Response Team program provides the After Hours back-up for the full range of Ministry services. Under the direction of the team supervisor and in accordance with legislation and Ministry policy, you will provide emergency social services to individuals and families after hours, on weekends and statutory holidays. The primary duties of the position are to ensure the safety and well-being of children who are at risk and to support individuals and families in need. You will use your crisis intervention and dispute stabilization techniques to resolve issues and intervene in emergency situations in all aspects of child welfare and guardianship services, as well as in the Ministry’s other program areas.

As a Response Child Protection Social Worker, you investigate and assess situations and develop plans to ensure the safety of children and provide family support service. A key responsibility is to respond to Child Protection concerns and provide assessment and appropriate interventions. You will also counsel families, fulfill the role of guardian and coordinate and consult with other service providers in a multidisciplinary team environment. Highly organized and detail oriented, you are able to document findings succinctly and accurately, can prioritize multiple cases and know when to ask for assistance when needed.

This position may involve exposure to situations involving angry, abusive, or abused clients and exposure to hazards from frequently working around volatile parents and/or children in crisis.

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 with the BC Public Service! The BC Public Service offers training, growth and development opportunities; a competitive salary and benefits package; a pension plan that ranks among the best; and a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work.

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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Meena.Dhillon@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:

  • 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.
    • 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; 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. 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.
    • 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; 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 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.
  • Must have C6 or be immediately eligible to have C6 delegation under the CFCS Act.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with more than 3 years of recent (within the last 5 years) front line child protection experience.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who self-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:

  • Transportation arrangements must meet operational requirements of the ministry
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC Driver’s licence.
  • Will be required to work flexible hours (evenings and/or weekends etc.).
  • May be required to travel.
  • 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.

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 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 As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a standard online questionnaire.

 

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