SPO 24R - Resource Social Worker
BC Public Service
Canada
Resource Social Worker
Social Program Officer 24

An eligibility list may be established.

There are currently two (2) vacancies:
1 Regular Full Time vacancy in Parksville

1 Regular Full Time vacancy in Port Alberni

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.

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 Iain.Hay@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:

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

NOTE: 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.

Full C3 delegation or eligible for delegation under the Child, Family and Community Service Act

Preference may be 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.

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

Experience as a social worker responsible for providing a full range of child protection duties under provincial or equivalent child welfare legislation.

Previous recent resource experience

Possessing SAFE home study and Resource and Payment (RAP) experience and/or training.

  • 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.

Willingness Statements:
May be required to work evening/weekends.

Exposure to regular travel in remote locations.

May be required to use own vehicle on an expense account basis.

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 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.