SPO MH 25 – Psychiatric Social Worker

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Author pmnationtalk
Date April 25, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $65,884.61 - $75,147.62 - Per Hour
Location Victoria, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO MH 25 – Psychiatric Social Worker – (59807)

Posting Title: SPO MH 25 – Psychiatric Social Worker
Position Classification: Social Prog Off (CYMH) R25
Union: GEU
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $65,884.61 – $75,147.62 annually plus 1-Grid Temporary Market Adjustment
Close Date: 5/30/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services
Job Summary

Psychiatric Social Worker
Social Program Officer (CYMH) 25

An eligibility list may be established.

Offer your clinical expertise to troubled youth in B.C.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other statutes, our team furnishes inpatient and outpatient Court-ordered and Court-related assessment and treatment services to young people.

You’ll provide comprehensive psychosocial assessment and treatment services to some of B.C.’s most troubled youth, who are mandated to specialized treatment programs either via the courts or referred by other means. In particular, you will coordinate referrals and treatment; conduct comprehensive psychosocial individual, family and community assessments; and offer individual, group and family counselling to youth and their caregivers.

Understanding the complex range of care providers and stakeholders, you’ll liaise with mental health professionals, social service agencies, probation officers and others to ensure smooth working relationships with an eye to achieving the most positive outcomes for the client.

Equipped with a Master’s degree—MSW, M.Ed (Counselling), M.A. (Clinical Psychology) or comparable—you have at least two years’ clinical experience such as forensic clinical social work. Skilled in clinical assessment, writing reports to courts and providing individual, group and family treatment in a multi-disciplinary team setting, you have strong knowledge of DSM 5.

You also demonstrate an awareness of cultural and socio-economic variables which affect clients and are able to modify your practices to address these individual differences.

Since travel is required in this position, a valid B.C. driver’s license is required.

The professional values of the BC Public Service define the approach we take to meet our obligations to the people of British Columbia with the highest level of integrity. When applying for a job in the BC Public Service, you may be asked to give examples of how you’ve demonstrated these values in your previous employment or other areas of your life. 

This is your opportunity to work with families facing difficult challenges and help make a difference.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

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.

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 Kelli.Kienas@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:

  • MSW or equivalent clinical education and training (e.g. M.Ed (Counselling), MA (Clinical Psychology) or comparable graduate degree at the Master’s level).
    • 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).
  • Minimum of two years or relevant clinical experience working within an adolescent mental health environment.
  • Preference may be given for recent (within the last 5 years) adolescent forensic mental health experience including responsibility for providing a wide range of outpatient oriented assessment and treatment services.
  • Preference may be given for recent (within the last 5 years), direct Multidisciplinary Mental Health experience working with Youth involved in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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.

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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