SPO CP 24 (Growth) – Child Protection Worker – Rural and Remote – (67378) (Full Time)

Company

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Description

Position Classification:  Social Prog Off-Child Prot R24
Union:  GEU
Salary Range:  $55,396.19 – $72,937.86 annually (Growth) Plus 1 Grid Temporary Market Adjustment at the full working level
Ministry/Organization:  BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division:  Service Delivery Division
Job Summary

Child Protection Worker

Social Program Officer R24 (Growth) 

An eligibility list may be established which may be used to fill additional vacancies in these and other rural communities.

*Are eligible for Isolation Allowance based on the Isolation Location Point.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS

These locations are currently eligible for a retention incentive which is available to all regular permanent Social Program Officers residing in Hard To Recruit (HTR) designated communities across the province. In addition to the re-imbursement of relocation costs (where applicable), the incentive program provides the following:

  • Up to a maximum of $6,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time Social Program Officers in the SPO R18 to SPO R30 classifications* OR
  • Up to a maximum of $3,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time Social Program Officers placed in the SPO Growth Series (SPO Growth to SPO R24 classifications)**

*Full payment of the incentive is based on regular eligible classifications (SPO R18 to SPO R30) working in an approved location for the full fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). A pro-rated incentive payment may be provided to candidates who work a partial year and/or part-time hours.

**Full payment of the incentive is based on regular eligible classifications (SPO Growth Series) working in an approved location for the full fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). A pro-rated incentive payment may be provided to candidates who work a partial year and/or part-time hours.

Grow your Social Work practice by joining a team in one of our rural offices 

Are you interested in working in a rural setting where you can connect with the community? Are you passionate about building trust and supporting how those communities provide safety and well-being to their children, youth and 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 families of British Columbians. Working in a rural setting will allows you to gain experience in all areas of your social work practice as you provide services in ways that engage and collaborate with children, youth, families and communities and that are sensitive to the diverse cultural, racial and religious heritage of those receiving services.

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.

MCFD 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. These Child Protection Worker positions require 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.

For more information on working in a rural office location please check out this video on Nechako Lakes Service Delivery Area when it was named one of the 10 Best Places to work.

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.

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.

Job Qualifications:

To be considered for this position applicants must clearly demonstrate that they possess 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 as defined in the Job Profile attached at the bottom of the posting; 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 provide a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report by the closing date of this posting to be considered; 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.
    • 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.
  • In-service Ministry of Children and Family Development employees who have a SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA); OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field PLUS a minimum of two years of recent, obtained in the last five years, *related work experience; OR
  • Diploma/certificate in a Human Services field obtained AFTER completion of an unrelated degree PLUS a minimum of two years of recent, obtained in the last five years, *related work experience.
    • Human Services fields include: 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 provide a basic report by the closing date of this posting to be considered.

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, or in-service Ministry of Children and Family Development employee applicants who hold a SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA).
  • Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.

*Related work experience obtained during and/or after completing the required education includes 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.

Please refer to the Job Profile at https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/67378  for the full list of willingness requirements.

For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sara.Paquin@gov.bc.ca or Philippe.Turgeon@gov.bc.caDO 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. For technical problems or problems submitting your resume/cover letter, please email BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca.

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.

PLEASE NOTE:
Applicants who re-apply within 6 months of a previous unsuccessful CPW final assessment (reference check) may not be eligible for further consideration.

It is anticipated interviews for this competition will occur the week of February 18, 2020 and the week of February 24, 2020. Applicants selected to move forward will be notified via email. Please ensure you review your emails periodically for notifications on this competition.

Closing Date

Feb 17, 2020

How to Apply

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Cover Letter: NO 

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.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Apply online at https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSeeker/applyTo/67378