SPO 24R (Growth) - Cultural Connections Worker
Social Program Officer R24
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Oliver, BC V0H 1T2 CA
Penticton, BC V2A 8X1 CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA
$69,185.43 - $78,814.47 annually
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division
Job Summary Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for the children of B.C.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth, and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in B.C. The Ministry is responsible for regional and province-wide delivery of services and programs through dedicated ministry social workers that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.
The Cultural Connections Worker promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to protect children and to support child and family development by seeking out and involving extended family (kin and others) to meet the permanency needs of children in care. This work is normally provided as assistance to the social workers who have primary case responsibility but might also include providing or assisting with cultural training; mentorship development; family partnerships, community partnerships and cultural awareness initiatives. The Cultural Connections Worker is responsible to develop cultural connections for children and families and assist in facilitating relationships and belonging. Job Requirements
1. Preferred Credentials:
2. Expanded Credentials:
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in Social Work OR 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 employees who have a SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA).
- 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.
Human Services fields include:
- Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field OR Bachelor's Degree witha Major/Honors in a Human Services OR Master's level graduate Certificate/Diploma in a Human Services field AFTER the completion of an unrelated Bachelor's Degree.
- PLUS, a minimum of two years of recent related OR job-specific work experience.
- 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.
Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Studies, Education, Theology or Nursing.Job Specific Experience(Preferred and Expanded Credentials):
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
- Experience working with and planning for children and youth in care gained in a legislated child protection agency that provides child welfare services (child protection, guardianship, resources, adoption and children and youth with support needs (CYSN)) to indigenous and non-indigenous populations; this may include progressive responsibility in child welfare services in a legislated child protection agency and/or managing/supervising a team of employees who work in child welfare.
- Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.
- Preferred education credentials AND in-service Ministry of Children and Family Development employees who hold a regular SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA).
- Recent work experience (within last 5 years) in Child Welfare.
- Child Welfare Specialization from an accredited British Columbia university and who have completed their practicum in a child welfare setting.
- Currently holds or immediately eligible for C4 delegation (or higher) under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFSCA).
- Experience working with indigenous children, families and communities.
- Completed SAFE training and have a full understanding of the assessment process necessary to exploring family options.
- Experience with Genograms, Echograms, Cultural safety plans, Life journey mapping for children in care, reconnecting with extended family and thorough file review of ALL files pertaining to a child.
Please refer to the Job Profile located in the additional information section at the bottom of the posting for:
- 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.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver's License with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province).
- Salary placement based on education and experience.
- A full list of applicable settings for *related experience.
- Definition of job specific experience.
- Willingness/proviso statements.
- Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies.
For questions regarding this position, please contact email@example.com
.About this Position:
This position may be based inVernon, Kelowna, Penticton or Oliver.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. 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 citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service can help Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status],Métis or Inuit) interested in BC Public Service job positions.How to Apply:Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list 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.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.
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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca
, 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.
The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 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 .
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 PacificTime on the closing date of the competition.
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