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SPO-CP 24R (Growth) – Child Protection Worker

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 20, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $55,396.19 - $72,937.86 - Annual
Location Mackenzie, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO-CP 24R (Growth) – Child Protection Worker

Posting Title: SPO-CP 24R (Growth) – Child Protection Worker
Position Classification: Social Prog Off-Growth R24
Union: GEU
Location: Mackenzie, BC V0J 2C0 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $55,396.19 – $72,937.86 annually plus 1 Grid Temporary Market Adjustment at the full working level and $38.87 Bi-Weekly isolation allowance
Close Date: 10/4/2019
Job Type: Temporary Assignment (TA)
Temporary End Date: 4/30/2021
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Service Delivery Division / North Central
Job Summary:

Child Protection Worker
Social Program Officer – Child Protection – 24 (Growth Series)

This position is a Temporary Assignment until approximately April 2021.
An eligibility list may be established.

This temporary posting is not limited to the geographic area. For applicants located outside of the geographic area mileage, accomodation and meal allowances may be available (Travel Status).

Applicants may be considered who have not yet graduated but have completed all required courses and are able to provide a letter from their educational institution confirming completion of degree requirements.

Grow your social services career with the BC Public Service! Join a team united by a shared commitment to maximize the potential of every child in BC.

Are you interested in social work practice in a rural setting where you can connect with community? Are you passionate about building trust and supporting how those communities provide safety and well-being to their children, youth and families?

The child safety team based in Mackenzie is looking for a community-oriented, mindful team member to join them and the constellation of other community and professional supports as they collaborate and cooperate with children, youth and families to uncover possibilities to empower them in their resilience. The team has the honour and privilege of working with Indigenous communities in the surrounding areas, offering a unique experience to engage with and learn from community in deep and meaningful ways.

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 through dedicated ministry social workers that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

We are looking for dynamic individuals who are devoted to helping others and improving the lives and wellbeing of children and families. When you pursue a career as a Child Protection Worker, you are choosing a meaningful role in supporting the lives of British Columbians. In this Child Protection Worker position, you work with a mindset of curiosity and respect to recognize the strengths and needs of children, youth and families. You are agile and flexible in your responses to needs, focusing on the strengths of individuals, families, communities and cultures. You have a sincere commitment to invest in relationships and community, practicing from a place of connection.

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. For more information, please visit Benefit of Joining BCPS.

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!

Located within the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mackenzie provides a large selection of activities like snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking and camping in the summer.  Fishing and boating can also be done at the nearby Morfee Lake.

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 Dayna.Long@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 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. 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; 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.
  • 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; 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 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.

Preference maybe given to applicants with the following:

  • Bachelor or Masters 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.
  • Applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.
  • Experience working with indigenous children, families and communities.
  • Are currently fully delegated (C6 delegation) or have been fully delegated within the past 2 years.

*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 – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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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