SW AST 13R – Social Program Officer Assistant

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Author ahnationtalk
Date September 3, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $46,876.47 - $53,008.76 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SW AST 13R – Social Program Officer Assistant

Posting Title: SW AST 13R – Social Program Officer Assistant
Position Classification: Social Worker Assistant R13
Union: GEU
Location: Delta, BC V4L 2M1 CA
Langley, BC V5A 4P8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Surrey, BC V5V 3K4 CA
Salary Range: $46,876.47 – $53,008.76 annually
Close Date: 9/11/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization:BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Service Delivery Division
Job Summary:

Social Program Officer Assistant
Social Worker Assistant R13
There is currently one part time (0.5 FTE) position available and one full time position.
An eligibility list may be established for permanent and temporary (full-time or part-time) vacancies.

An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of BC’s youth
The Ministry of Children and Family Development 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 BC.  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.

In this position you will provide case management assistance and assume limited delegated authority under the Child Family and Community Service Act and the Adoption Act. Key responsibilities include; assisting in the child abuse/neglect investigations, assisting in guardianship responsibilities for children/youth in care or children/youth in adoption residency, supporting youth agreements and service providers in independent living plan, implementing planned moves for youth, maintaining contact with children/youth in care, foster parents and families. The position additionally plays a supportive role in the initial approval process and subsequent transition planning for adoption or concurrent placements. Takes a lead in coordinating and organizing training events, ICMs (Integrated Case Management), care plan meetings and other related and supporting duties as required. In this position you will work closely with MCFD Social Workers and other staff, community professionals and the Aboriginal community to provide the highest level of service to children/youth and their families while adhering to Ministry’s policies and standards

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 Priya.Kullar@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:

  • Certification/diploma or post-secondary education in the related field such as child and youth care, or related Human Service equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children and youth in a directly related field. – Preference may be given to applicants with 3 or more years of experience working with children and youth in a directly related field.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience working in the Community Social Services sector.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

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 Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening 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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