SPO 24 (Growth) – Adoptions and Family Finders Worker

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Author pmnationtalk
Date February 14, 2020
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $55,396.19- $72,937.86 - Per Hour
Location Prince Rupert, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO 24 (Growth) – Adoptions and Family Finders Worker – (67675)

Posting Title: SPO 24 (Growth) – Adoptions and Family Finders Worker
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4M8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $55,396.19- $72,937.86 annually, plus $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance
Close Date: 2/26/2020
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Northwest
Job Summary

Adoptions and Family Finders Worker
Social Program Officer 24 (Growth)

An eligibility list may be established.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
This location is 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.

Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for the children of B.C.

The role of the Adoptions and Family Finders Worker is to provide adoption services for children, adoptive parents and birth parents and to provide training to community agencies. You will prepare children for adoption by preparing birth, family and social history reports, attend to the emotional needs of the child related to separation and loss, prepare documentation related to adoption planning, complete adoption home studies etc. You will be responsible for promoting and developing the capacity of families and communities to protect children and to support child and family development by seeking out and involving extended family (kin and others) to meet the permanency needs of children in care. This position performs a dual-purpose role by supporting both adoptions services and family finding services in the region.

An effective communicator with a collaborative approach, you establish vital working relationships with staff, the community and other stakeholders. You realize the fundamental importance of permanency and belonging to the overall well-being and development of every child and youth. You have a solid understanding of trauma and its effects on children and adults. This drives your practice and goal of providing permanency for vulnerable children and youth.

This position performs a dual-purpose role by supporting both adoptions services and family finding services in the region.

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 Julie.Ferlaino@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:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Social Work, or 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; 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.
  • Employee applicants who have a combination of relevant education, Ministry experience and who are eligible for delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act 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.
    • 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.
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service; which includes a Criminal Record Check and a Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid BC class 5 driver’s licence.

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 Child, Family and Community Services Act may be considered equivalent to the above requirements.
  • Experience working with and planning for children and youth in care.
  • Two years (within the last five years) of child welfare experience.
  • Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.

*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.

NOTE: 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.

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.

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.

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