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BC Public Service

CPO 18R - Community Integration Specialist

Full Time
5 days ago
58,319 to 66,096 per year
Posting Title

CPO 18R - Community Integration Specialist

Position Classification

Community Program Officer R18




Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8Y9 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$58,319.24 - $66,096.20 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Social Dev & Poverty Reduction

Ministry Branch / Division

Service Delivery Division/Community Integration Services Branch

Job Summary

Community Integration Specialist
Community Program Officer R18

This hiring process will be conducted in partnership with the Port Alberni Friendship Center .For more information about Aboriginal Friendship Centers in BC, we encourage you to visit BCAAFC - Working together for a brighter future .

An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent vacancies in Port Alberni. Successful applicants will be required to physically work in Port Alberni and will not be eligible to be placed elsewhere in the province by virtue of this competition.

Community Integration Specialistsare important links to services in their communities. They create trust-based relationships to help people navigate systems and access support services. They act as a connection between people and a wide variety of community-based supports and services to help meet their needs, and to communicate available Ministry services and programs through community channels.

As a Community Integration Specialist, you will be working with people who may have mental health and substance use challenges, and who are at risk of losing their housing or experiencing homelessness. You will need to create trust-based relationships to help people navigate systems and access support services. You will also work with government and community based non-profit agencies. In delivering service through outreach programs, you will need to consider each person's unique needs and cultural wellness when making decisions and advocating and liaising on their behalf.

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

In your role, you'll be connected to the Friendship Centre and working in the community most of the time (up to 85% of your scheduled work week). As part of a cohesive team, you'll be supported with comprehensive training, and a coach /mentor relationship.

Find balance in our flexible work environment

The Service Delivery Division provides a flexible work environment with many unique benefits, including a scheduled day off every two weeks.

The BC Public Service provides many additional benefits. These include:
  • The Pacific Leaders program for ongoing education
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Excellent extended health care
  • A pension.

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 clients. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status], Métis or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. This service can provide guidance in the following areas:
  • Navigating the BC Public Service job opportunities web page, including creating a resume profile
  • Techniques and best practices for creating resumes and answering questionnaires for BC Public Service job postings
  • Coaching on the BC Public Service job interview process, including mock interviews for behavioural competency interviews

To connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor, applicants can email or phone 778-405-3452. This service is available to Indigenous people in the general public and existing Indigenous BC Public Service employees.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

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.For an overview of the competition process, visit Hiring Process for Applicants .If you are 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 resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and related experience as outlined below:

  • Secondary School graduation and3yearsrelated experience* OR
  • Evergreen Certificate (School Completion Certificate) and4yearsrelated experience*
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

*Related experience must include at least two of the following:
  • Experience delivering services to/supporting Indigenous customers or clients
  • Community, volunteer or customer service experience
  • Experience working with people who are living in poverty, and may be experiencing homelessness, mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Experience working with people with disabilities

Related experience could have been gained in either a community/volunteer or professional/employment capacity.

Preference may be given to applicants who have one or more of the following:
  • Due to the nature of this role and in accordance with Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).
  • Experience working in community organizations, BC Friendship Centers, and/or with multiple service providers
  • Direct or indirect experience with addiction, poverty, homelessness, or mental health challenges

  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service. If a previous record exists, this does not automatically exclude the applicant and the hiring manager will follow up for further conversation.
  • Must be comfortable working in encampments, on the street and areas where individuals who are experiencing homelessness gather.
  • Will be required to have a valid BC driver's license within six months of starting the position.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Will 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.

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) 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 education and a detailed employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment and relevant job duties or a brief description of the role, and any other information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (BASIC): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Job Category


Additional Information
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