Collaborative Practice Coordinator
Social Program Officer – Child Protection R24
An eligibility list may be established to fill permanent and/or temporary vacancies
Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for the children of B.C.
This position is to support a range of collaborative practice options to address planning issues for youth and families involved with MCFD statutory child welfare services. Examples of collaborative practices include Family Group Conferencing (FGC), Integrated Case Management (ICM), Family Finders (FF), Family Case Planning Conference (FCPC), and Youth Transition Conference (YTC).
Participation of clients (children, youth and families) along with extended family members, (kin), friends, (kith), and others, such as service providers, is critical to the Ministry’s strategic commitment to family empowerment and building upon family strengths. The type of conference most suited to the family can be selected from the menu of above noted options.
The Collaborative Practices Coordinator’s role is to organize a conference, orientate and prepare parents/youth and other family members, ensuring that they understand its purpose and process, accept the terms and conditions of the conference; determine who is to attend; involve community members as appropriate; conduct the conference, document proceedings, distribute the plan as appropriate and follow up on the need for further conferencing.
The role of this position is to support a range of collaborative practice options (Family Case Planning Conferencing, Family Group Conferencing, Youth
If you are seeking a pivotal role to contribute to the support of B.C.’s children and families, we encourage your application.
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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
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; BA Child and Youth Care; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in child welfare work in the last five (5) years.
- Preference may be given to applicants with five (5) or more years of experience in child welfare work.
- You must be eligible for the C3 delegation.
NOTE: If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services. Confirmation for equivalency for your degree is required for you to be considered. Please indicate in your resume (cut and paste a copy of the approval. If in progress proof must be provided 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.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
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.
Online 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.