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SPO 24 Resources Social Worker

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date March 14, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $55.396.16 - $72,937.86 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO 24 Resources Social Worker – (59057)

Posting Title: SPO 24 Resources Social Worker
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Penticton, BC V2V5A6 CA
Salary Range: $55.396.16 – $72,937.86 Annually
Close Date: 3/28/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Foster and Alternate Care Planning
Job Summary:

Resource Social Worker

SPO 24R Resource Worker (Growth)

An eligibility list may be established to fill permanent and/or temporary vacancies

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 makes 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 per cent 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.

The Resource Worker reports to a Team Leader responsible for the Resources team.  The Team Leader reports to an excluded Manager responsible for Family and Children’s Services and Child Welfare Resources in the area. Conducting home studies and making recommendations for approval, and liaising with non-residential contract resources, may be required of some positions.

Resource workers are responsible for recruiting, developing and maintaining a range of resources in which to place Children in Care.  Retention of current resource providers, training new care providers, recognizing current resource providers, and increasing Community Awareness of fostering. 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.

Opportunity to work with families facing challenges which may occasionally involve exposure to unpleasant dealings with angry, abusive, or abused clients; exposure to hazards from frequently working around volatile children in crisis.

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 Jennifer.Kayzer@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.

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:

  • BSW or MSW or BA in Child and Youth Care or Master Child and Youth Care or M.Ed in Counselling or MA in Psychology having completed a practicum in family and child welfare or comparable graduate degree at the Bachelor level or equivalent.

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

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

  • 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. Human services fields 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; 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 her or his application for registration has been approved; OR
  • Employee applicants who have a combination of relevant education and ministry experience may be considered equivalent to the above requirements.

Preference maybe given to applicants with the following:

  • Preference may be given to candidates with previous resource experience (within last 2 years).
  • Preference may be given to candidates with previous child welfare experience (within last 5 years).
  • Preference may be given to candidates possessing SAFE home study/Resource and Payment (/RAP) experience and /or training.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience working with aboriginal children and families

*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: The willingness statements  Please note that this will be verified at the end of the competition.” 

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: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application.

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 – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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