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SPO-CP 24R – Child Protection Worker – After Hours Response *Updated Job Requirements and Position Hours*

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Author pmnationtalk
Date May 4, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $55,396.19- $72,937.86 - Annual
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO-CP 24R – Child Protection Worker – After Hours Response *Updated Job Requirements and Position Hours* – (60070)

Posting Title: SPO-CP 24R – Child Protection Worker – After Hours Response *Updated Job Requirements and Position Hours*: Position Classification
Social Prog Off-Child Prot R24: Union
GEU: Location: Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $55,396.19- $72,937.86 annually GROWTH (plus 1 Grid Temporary Market Adjustment)
Close Date: 5/13/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Service Delivery
Job Summary

Child Protection Worker, After Hours Response
Social Program Officer-Child Protection R24 – (Growth)

An eligibility list may be established.

After Hours Response shifts are as follows:

  • Weekdays (Monday-Friday):  Monday to Thursday 3:30pm to 12:30am,  Friday 4:30pm to 1:30am
  • On the weekends and holidays:  12:00pm to 12:00am. (**Updated**)
  • 7 days on, 7 days off (70 hours in one week), afternoon/evening shifts. Call out on for graveyard emergency response 12:30am to 8:30am.

**Applicants must be available to work all shifts.
Choose a role where you can make a positive difference in the lives of children and families in B.C.

The Ministry for Children and Family Development is one of the largest ministries in the BC Government.  Its primary roles are to assist individuals and/or families in need and to ensure the safety and/or well-being of children.  These services are provided after normal working hours or on weekends, or statutory holidays, through “After Hours”.  The Ministry operates an “After Hours” service on a 24 hour, 7 days per week shift schedule throughout the Province.

This position provides emergency social services to individuals and families, after hours during the week, on weekends and statutory holidays.  The primary roles of the position are to ensure the safety and/or well-being of children who are at risk and to support individuals and families in need.  The Child Protection Social Worker, After Hours, works through crisis intervention and dispute stabilization to resolve situations.

The work of the Child Protection Worker, After Hours involves stressful situations and complex cases arising out of domestic disputes and child protection needs.  The incumbent must be able to work independently, while handling crises and emotionally charged situations.  Shift work including evenings, weekends, statutory holidays, and days is required for this position.

Kamloops is surrounded by over one hundred lakes as well as the North and South Thompson rivers. Water-based activities are very popular, such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, tubing, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-fishing. Kamloops has a very strong First Nations culture, and hosts a Pow-Wow every year.

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 Jamie.Horne@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 Standard 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
  • 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. Must have minimum 2 years of recent experience in Child Protection.
  • Must have minimum 2 years of recent experience in Child Protection.

Preference maybe given to applicants with 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.
  • Currently fully delegated (C6 delegation), immediately eligible to be fully delegated (C6) or have been fully delegated (C6) within the past 2 years.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with 4 years or more of recent experience in Child Protection.

*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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: 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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