SPO-CP 24R – Resources Worker (GROWTH)

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Author ahnationtalk
Date March 11, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $62,718.94 - $71,507.64 - Annual
Location Williams Lake, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO-CP 24R – Resources Worker (GROWTH) – (58684)

Posting Title: SPO-CP 24R – Resources Worker (GROWTH)
Position Classification: Social Prog Off-Child Prot R24
Union: GEU
Location: Williams Lake, BC V2G1R8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $62,718.94 – $71,507.64 annually
Close Date: 3/25/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Child Protection
Job Summary:

Resource Worker
Social Program Officer 24 (GROWTH)

 An eligibility list may be established to fill permanent and/or temporary vacancies

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
As of November 30, 2016, the following retention incentives are available to all regular permanent Social Workers (SPO series) residing in communities designated as hard to recruit or remote across the province.

  • In addition to the re-imbursement of relocation costs (where applicable), the incentive program provides the following:
  • $6,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time and part-time social worker staff*
  • $3,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time and part-time social worker staff in the SPO growth series*

For more information regarding these incentives, click here

Apply your expertise in a vital role where you can make a positive difference for children and families in British Columbia

Dedicated Ministry of Children and Family Development staff make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families in British Columbia.  Each year, ministry services reach about 155,000 children and families, representing approximately 17 percent 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.

As a Resource Worker, you are responsible for recruiting, developing and maintaining a range of resources in which to place children in care. If you are an effective communicator with a collaborative approach who can establish vital working relationships with staff, the community and other stakeholders to realize the goal of providing the most appropriate placement to meet the needs of the child/youth in care, we welcome your application.

Williams Lake has a rich history regarding the Cariboo gold rush, and is located in a valley in the Interior Plateau of Central BC. Whitewater rafting and single track mountain biking are unique activities available in Williams Lake. The Williams Lake Stampede is one of the biggest rodeos in Western Canada, and pays tribute to its ranching history.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. 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.

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Anne.Johnson@gov.bc.ca  DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your 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:

Education and Experience:

  • 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.
  • Must be able to achieve C3 delegation or above
  • Experience in a family service or child and youth service environment. Preference may be given to applicants with 3 or more years of this experience.
  • Child welfare experience (resources, guardianship or child protection). Preference may be given to applicants with 1 (one) year or more child welfare experience.

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.

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • BSW or MSW or BA in Child and Youth Care or M.Ed in Counselling or MA in Psychology having completed a practicum in family and child welfare or equivalent.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience in a family service or child and youth service environment.
  • .Preference may be given to applicants with child welfare experience.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience working in indigenous communities and/or with indigenous peoples.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with recent (within the last three years) MIS (Management Information System) and ICM (Integrated Case Management) experience.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with a Child Welfare specialization.
  • 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.

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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

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

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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