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BC Public Service

CPO 18R - Community Integration Specialist

Penticton, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
Posting Title
CPO 18R - Community Integration Specialist

Position Classification
Community Program Officer R18


Work Options

Penticton, BC V2A 8X1 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
As of April 7, 2024 - $64,123.59 - $72,674.35 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Social Dev & Poverty Reduction

Ministry Branch / Division

Job Summary

Connect people in B.C. with supports to achieve better social outcomes!

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; we strive to ensure all employees contribute in meaningful ways, bring their full self to work and celebrate their differences. The ministry focuses on reducing poverty, creating opportunities, and increasing inclusion. The ministry provides strategic leadership and quality services that empower British Columbians to share in the province's prosperity, with a vision to participate fully in their community and to reach their full potential.

The Service Delivery Division provides income and disability assistance services online, by phone, or face to face in our communities. We strive to ensure our services are reliable, responsive, inclusive, and accessible to all British Columbians who need our support.

The Community Integration Services Branch delivers programs and services through inreach and outreach environments to connect individuals in communities with services across the province.

Community Integration Specialists work in community 80-85% of their scheduled work week using in-reach and outreach approaches to connect individuals with services. This includes providing income assistance and helping navigate multiple services and systems for individuals who may be experiencing homelessness, and be suffering from trauma, mental illness, and addiction issues.

Watch this video to hear from current Community Integration Specialists about the work they do.

Job Requirements
  • Secondary school graduation and 3 years, related experience *OR
  • Evergreen Certificate and 4 years, related experience *OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

*Related experience must include at least two of the following and can be gained in either a community/volunteer or employment/customer service capacity:
  • Working with people who are living in poverty and may be experiencing homelessness,
  • Working with people who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Working with people with disabilities

Preference may be given to applicants who have one or more of the following:
  • Experience working in community organizations and/or with multiple service providers.
  • Experience using a trauma-informed approach to client service.
  • Direct or indirect lived experience of addiction, poverty, homelessness, or mental health challenges.
  • Due to the nature of this role, preference may be given to qualified applicants who identify as Indigenous (First Nations status or non-status, Inuit and/or Métis), LGBTQ2S+, a person with a disability, and/or a visible minority, with the required combination of education and experience

Willingness Statements:
  • Must be comfortable working in encampments, on the street and in areas where individuals who are experiencing homelessness gather.
  • Will be required to have a valid BC driver's license within 13 months of starting the position.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Practice reasonable precautions in the performance of duties and adhere to all safety rules and practices to ensure personal safety as well as safety to colleagues, individuals, and others.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position's primary focus is within the community of Penticton; however, the successful candidate may be required to provide service to the surrounding area.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent vacancies inPenticton and will beutilized exclusively by the Community Integration Services Branch.
Successful applicants will be required to physically work in Penticton and will not be eligible to be placed elsewhere in the province by virtue of this competition.
The Service Delivery Division provides a flexible work environment with many unique benefits, including a scheduled day off every two weeks.

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 live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more .

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-A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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) 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