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SW AST 13R – Social Program Officer (SPO) Assistant

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date May 15, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $46,876.47 - $53,008.76 - Annual
Location Williams Lake, BC
Category Admin / Office
Client BC Public Service
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SW AST 13R – Social Program Officer (SPO) Assistant – (60640)

Posting Title: SW AST 13R – Social Program Officer (SPO) Assistant
Position Classification: Social Worker Assistant R13
Union: GEU
Location: Williams Lake, BC V2G1R8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $46,876.47 – $53,008.76 annually
Close Date: 5/30/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Service Delivery
Job Summary

Social Program Officer (SPO) Assistant
Social Worker Assistant R13

An eligibility list may be established.

An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of BC’s youth

The Ministry of Children and Family Development promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in BC.  The Ministry is responsible for regional and province wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

The integrated office in Williams Lake operates within a multidisciplinary context that includes the following services: guardianship and resources, permanency, intake and investigation, family service, child and youth mental health, child and youth with special needs and youth justice. We work alongside Indigenous Communities and Agencies to provide culturally sensitive service to Indigenous families and children.

In this position you will interact with children, families, youth in care and foster parents and provides case management assistance to Ministry social workers, clinicians, and probation officers who maintain case management responsibility for service delivery.  Key responsibilities include assisting in the conducting of child abuse/neglect investigations, supporting youth-in-care (YIC) and service providers in independent living plan; implementing planned moves of children-in-care (CIC), maintaining contact with CIC, foster parents and families; liaising with community services for CYSN; supporting the delivery of CYMH services; and other related duties as required.

Williams Lake has a rich history regarding the Cariboo gold rush, and is located in a valley in the Interior Plateau of Central BC. Whitewater rafting and single track mountain biking are unique activities available in Williams Lake. The Williams Lake Stampede is one of the biggest rodeos in Western Canada, and pays tribute to its ranching history.

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 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, 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:

  • Minimum of grade 12 education with at least 2 years certification/diploma or post secondary education in the related field such as child and youth care, or related Human Service equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with children, youth or families in a directly related field.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with demonstrated experience providing direct client service to children and youth.

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.


Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

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 – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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