||Office of the Representative for Children and Youth
|Posting Close Date:
||January 31, 2020
||Leadership and Management, Policy, Research and Economics, Social Services
||No Job Description provided
*** Please DO NOT apply for this position by submitting your profile on the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications must be made via the directions below.***
Job Title: Research Officer
Full-time /permanent under the Public Service Act
Salary: Band 2, $65,600.24 – $90,900.08. The starting salary for this position is $74,900.00, subject to the considerations of the MCCF Compensation Guide and RCY’s salary administration policy.
This posting is for one permanent position and to establish an eligibility list from which a temporary (one-year) position will be filled.
The Representative for Children and Youth, an independent officer of the B.C. Legislature, works to influence positive change to B.C.’s child-, youth- and young adult-serving system. The Representative’s Office provides advocacy support to people dealing with the child and youth service system and advocates directly on behalf of children, youth and young adults, monitors and reviews government services to children and youth and reviews and investigates selected deaths and critical injuries of children and youth who are receiving services.
A top priority for RCY is to identify, recommend and advocate for ways to reduce the number of Indigenous children and youth in government care, and to improve child welfare and other designated services to those Indigenous children and families who come into contact with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and/or Delegated Aboriginal Agencies. To achieve this, RCY is committed to becoming a culturally aware and agile organization; integrating Indigenous ways of knowing and being into our daily practice; and ensuring that our work highlights concerns with and opportunities to improve the experience of and outcomes for Indigenous children and youth in need of services.
The Research Officer conducts quantitative and qualitative research and uses a variety of methodologies to support policy analysis and conduct ongoing monitoring and the review and audit of programs and issues impacting the well-being of children and youth who receive government services. The Research Officer prepares written reports, briefing notes, presentations and other materials and provides technical and analytical support including statistical and qualitative data analysis. The Research Officer identifies and reports on key socio-economic trends and indicators and contributes to recommendations regarding policy, practice and child and youth well-being.
Preference may be given to Indigenous applicants. To assist us with screening, please ensure your application clearly indicates that you self-identify as an Indigenous person.
For complete details on this opportunity, and to apply, please review the job profile on the Representative for Children and Youth’s website at https://rcybc.ca/about-us/careers/
HOW TO APPLY:
In order to apply on this competition, you must follow the application instructions on the Representative for Children and Youth’s website at https://rcybc.ca/about-us/careers/
Posting Close Date: 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020
Only applications submitted to https://rcybc.ca/about-us/careers/ will be accepted. Applications sent to the BC Government Hiring Centre website will not be considered.