Program Analyst, Operations Team
This position is excluded from union membership
Provide leadership, supervision and training in a dynamic and changing environment
The Ministry of Children and Family Development is responsible for a wide range of programs and services to children, youth and families. Aboriginal Services Branch is accountable for ensuring that child and family services are being effectively and appropriately delivered by delegated social workers employed by Delegated Aboriginal Child and Family Services Agencies. Aboriginal Services is the office with primary responsibility for Delegation Enabling Agreements signed in accordance with the Child, Family and Community Service Act and therefore another responsibility is to ensure the duties and responsibilities within those agreements are being fulfilled.
The Program Analyst has a wide range of responsibilities including, but not limited to: providing support and consultation to Indigenous agencies regarding the provision of services in accordance with established practice standards; supporting agencies with the implementation of review and audit recommendations, reviewing practice standards; providing on-going analytical and advisory support to the Director under the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA), MCFD senior management, and field staff on matters with respect to child and family services which are being delivered pursuant to delegation agreements with Indigenous agencies.
The Program Analyst demonstrates cultural awareness, supports the development of relationships between Delegated Aboriginal Agencies (DAAs), Indigenous communities and government, and develops and manages key partnerships and relationships. The Program Analyst is also required to support DAA transition through delegation planning, reviewing DAA operations to ensure that operational standards are met, and providing ongoing analytical and advisory support to the Director of Operations on matters with respect to child and family services which are being delivered pursuant to delegation agreements with Indigenous agencies.
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 Ruth.Forsythe@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 Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- BSW or MSW; or BA Child and Youth Care; or M. Ed. Counselling/MA Clinical Psychology having completed a practicum in family and child welfare.
- May consider an equivalent combination of education and experience where an extensive experience in social work principles and practices is demonstrated.
- 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). Confirmation for equivalency for your degree is required for you to be considered.
The following recent (within the last 5 years) experience required:
- At least five (5) years’ experience in social work with emphasis on child welfare.
- Experience in a social service setting providing consultation and advice to agencies.
- Experience in client services and/or stakeholder consultation and consensus building.
- Extensive experience working with Indigenous people, communities and/or Delegated Aboriginal Agencies.
- Experience negotiating with Indigenous communities and demonstrated cultural awareness and competence.
- Experience in project management.
- Experience in negotiation and/or mediation with a general understanding of conflict resolution processes and theory.
- Experience managing multiple projects and assignments.
- Experience using Microsoft Office applications.
- Preference will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis.
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) will be required.
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.