SPO 24R – Family Finders Social Worker (Growth)

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date March 22, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $55,396.19 - $72,937.86 - Annual
Location Courtenay, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
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SPO 24R – Family Finders Social Worker (Growth) – (59042)

Posting Title: SPO 24R – Family Finders Social Worker (Growth)
Position Classification: Social Program Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Courtenay, BC V9N1H3 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $55,396.19 – $72,937.86 annually (Growth) effective Apr. 14, 2019
Close Date:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Courtenay
Job Summary:

 

Family Finders Social Worker
Social Program Officer R24 (Growth Series)
An eligibility list may be established.

Choose a role where you can make a positive difference in the lives of children and families in B.C.

Working on the traditional territory of the Puntlege, E’iksan and K’omoks peoples,  the  Family Finders Social Worker promotes and develops 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 work is normally provided as assistance to the social workers who have primary case responsibility, but might also include providing or assisting with training; mentorship development; family partnerships; and community awareness initiatives.  However, the primary objective is to the CF&CS Act legal continuum, which means assisting front line social workers who perform various functions including intake, family service, family development, guardianship, adoption, and resources, in order to find legal permanency for children and youth in care. The Family Finders Social Worker position is based out of the Courtenay office.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Curtis.Cameron@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.

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:

  • Bachelor or Master in Social Work, or Bachelor or Master in Child and Youth Care; OR
  • Master of Educational Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare; 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. 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; 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.
    1. < > 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.
  • Completion of a practicum in family and child welfare

*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.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following

  • Worked or have a history with the Family Finding model.
  • One year of experience working with and planning for children and youth in care.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who have a history or have worked with the Family Finding model.

NOTE: If your degree is obtained outside of Canada, have you had it assessed for equivalency to work in British Columbia through the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Proof must be providing on or by the closing date 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: 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 – 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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