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BC Public Service

CHLDCC 18R - Family Navigator - Closing date extended

62,255 to 70,557 per year
Posting Title
CHLDCC 18R - Family Navigator - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Child Care Counsellor R18


Work Options

Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Courtenay, BC V9N 8H5 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Powell River, BC V8A 5G7 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$62,255.85 - $70,557.73 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary (Auxiliary)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division
SDD / Provincial Services

Job Summary

Bring your strong leadership skills to this dynamic team environment!

Provincial Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS) is a provincial government organization dedicated to supporting the diverse and multicultural goals of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind individuals and their families within an American Sign Language and English environment.

PDHHS will create opportunities for:
  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind individuals to explore and achieve their personal goals.
  • Families to connect with resources that sustain strong and caring relationships.
  • Communities and professionals to work in partnership in meeting the principles of human rights, equality, and life-long learning.
  • Full access for all British Columbians.

Provincial Family Services (PFS) is a program within PDHHS that provides integrated and immersive services that reflect a one-stop approach to support families with school age deaf and hard of hearing children and youth to age 24 across service systems, particularly through periods of transition, such as school entry and youth to adulthood. PFS provides direct services to children, youth, and their families.

An overview of services includes, (but are not limited to):
  • family & parent connection
  • child & youth services
  • community awareness & development
  • language and literacy development
  • access consultation

The Navigator's primary role is to be the key contact person to facilitate and ensure the delivery of supports and services for families with deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind children including those with additional disabilities. The Navigator supports the family's goals and critical transition periods from early childhood to school-age, intermediate transition, and youth to adulthood (15-23).

The Navigator provides direct services to children, youth and their families through individualized or group services with the goal of enhancing personal growth, promoting strong family connections and developing relationships with other deaf and hard of hearing individuals and families. Direct services may include but are not limited to: parent and youth coaching, development of integrated service plans, language development (American Sign Language + English), transition support, individual and family/support network meetings, family programs, and access consultation and training. The Navigator is responsible for developing a service plan reflecting the client's goals and needs.

Job Requirements:
  • Post secondary education in Social Work, Psychology or Child and Youth Care, or related field with 10 years of working experience with deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind children will be considered.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language.
  • Must possess and maintain unrestricted valid BC Class 5 driver's license.

Willingness Statements:
  • May be required to use own vehicle on an expense account basis.
  • Must be prepared for occasional travel, including overnight trips. PFS has a Hours of Work Agreement (HOWA).

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:

AmendmentDecember 4th, 2023: Posting closing date extended toDecember 15th, 2023.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days a week subject to an approved telework agreement.
Currently there are five (5) part time (As and When needed hours biweekly) temporary opportunities until June 30th, 2024.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits , amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer. The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.

How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Social Services
Community and Social Services