SPO 24R (Growth) - Adoptions Worker Position Classification
Social Program Officer R24 Union
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)Salary Range
$59,288.72 - $75,884.38 annually (Growth), effective April 11, 2021 Close Date
4/21/2021 Job Type
Regular Full Time Temporary End Date Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development Ministry Branch / Division
Service Delivery, SDA 13 - Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Job Summary Adoptions WorkerSocial Program Officer 24 (Growth)
An eligibility list may be established.Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for the children of B.C.
The role of the Adoptions Worker is to support permanency planning options and provide adoption services for children, adoptive parents and birth parents and to provide training to community agencies. You will prepare children for adoption by preparing birth, family and social history reports, attend to the emotional needs of the child related to separation and loss, prepare documentation related to adoption planning, complete adoption home studies etc.
An effective communicator with a collaborative approach, you establish vital working relationships with staff, the community and other stakeholders. You realize the fundamental importance of permanency and belonging to the overall well-being and development of every child and youth. You have a solid understanding of trauma and its effects on children and adults. This drives your practice and goal of providing permanency for vulnerable children and youth.
Kamloops is surrounded by over one hundred lakes as well as the North and South Thompson rivers. Water-based activities are very popular, such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, tubing, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-fishing. Kamloops has a very strong First Nations culture.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Cindy.Chretien@gov.bc.ca DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS
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Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.JOB REQUIREMENTS:To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in Social Work; OR Bachelor's Degree or higher in Child and Youth Care; OR
- Master of Education in Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare as defined in the Job Profile attached at the bottom of the posting; OR
- NOTE: If this education was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services ( ICES ). You must provide a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report by the closing date of this posting to be considered; OR
- A candidate may be considered equivalent when they are registered and a member in good standing with the BC College of Social Workers or has a letter from the College confirming that their application for registration has been approved.
- Applicants may be considered who have not yet graduated but have completed all required courses and are able to provide a letter from their educational institution confirming completion of degree requirements.
- In-service Ministry of Children and Family Development employees who have a SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA); OR
- Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field or a Bachelor's Degree witha Major/Honors in a Human Services field PLUS a minimum of two years of recent, obtained in the last five years, *related work experience; OR
- Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate in a Human Services field (from a University or Graduate School) obtained AFTER completion of an unrelated degree PLUS a minimum of two years of recent, obtained in the last five years, *related work experience.
- *Related work experience includes experience gained during and/or after completing the required education, and includes working with children, youth and families in a number of settings. For a full list of applicable settings please review the Job Profile attached at the bottom of the posting.
- Human Services fields include: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Theology, Indigenous Studies, Education, or Nursing. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
- NOTE: If this education was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services ( ICES ). You must provide a basic report by the closing date of this posting to be considered.
- Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC Driver's licence with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province).
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.
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in Social Work, or Bachelor's Degree or higher in Child and Youth Care, or Master of Education in Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare, or in-service Ministry of Children and Family Development employee applicants who hold a SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA).
- Applicants with experience in child protection, or adoption, and/or permanency planning.
- Applicants who have AD1 or AD2 delegation or eligible to obtain within 6 months commencing in the position.
- Applicants who have completed the MCFD Permanency training and/or the weeks 2 and 3 of Adoption Delegation Training.
- Applicants with SAFE training and experience using the SAFE assessment tool or eligible to obtain within 6 months commencing in the position.
- Experience working with Indigenous communities providing Adoption and Permanency services.
Please refer to the Job Profile for the full list of willingness/ proviso requirements.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: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.Job Category