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BC Public Service

SPO 24R - Guardianship, Resource and Out-of-Care Worker - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Location
Vanderhoof, BC
Details
Full Time
3 days ago
Salary
59,288 to 64,633 per year
Posting Title

SPO 24R - Guardianship, Resource and Out-of-Care Worker - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Social Program Officer R24

Union

GEU

Location

Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$59,288.72 - $64,633.37 annually (Growth)

Close Date

8/21/2022

Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division

QCQ - Vanderhoof / North Central Service Delivery

Job Summary

Guardianship, Resource and Out-of-Care Worker
Social Program Officer 24 (Growth)


Amendment (July 06, 2022): Posting closing date extended to July 21, 2022.

Amendment (July 21, 2022): Posting closing date extended to August21, 2022.

There are currently 2 positions available.

An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent vacancies.

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 .

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS

This location is currently eligible for a retention incentive which is available to all regular permanent Social Program Officers residing in Hard To Recruit (HTR) designated communities across the province. In addition to the re-imbursement of relocation costs (where applicable), the incentive program provides the following:

• Up to a maximum of $6,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time Social Program Officers in the SPO R18 to SPO R30 classifications* OR

• Up to a maximum of $3,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time Social Program Officers placed in the SPO Growth Series (SPO Growth to SPO R24 classifications)**

**Full payment of the incentive is based on regular eligible classifications (SPO Growth Series) working in an approved location for the full fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). A pro-rated incentive payment may be provided to candidates who work a partial year and/or part-time hours.

Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for the children of B.C.

The Guardianship, Resource and Out-of-Care Worker encourages, supports and collaborates on children and youth's rights to permanency which includes; Adoption, Permanent Transfer of Custody and other Out of Care options. To promote and ensure the safety and wellbeing of children throughout their stay in care, this position is responsible for recruiting, developing and maintaining a range of resources in which to place Children in Care. In addition, the position assesses and approves Out of Care placements, and provides direct support to Out of Care care-providers. The position monitors services provided, supports the resource providers, and liaises with staff in district offices providing child protection services. This position develops and supervises a comprehensive plan of care, informs the caregiver of their responsibilities, monitors the placement of children, provides guidance and assistance regarding children's behavior.

Vanderhoof is home to the Kenney Dam and sits on the Nechako River, in the flat spot between the BC coastline and the Rocky Mountain Range. Vanderhoof hosts events all year long, including tournaments for hockey and golf.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) .

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.

If you are ready to embark on a new career opportunity - please consider this rewarding career with the BC Public Service!

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact C athryn.Iannone@gov.bc.ca 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. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca 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 application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:


Applicants may be considered who meet the preferredORexpanded credentials and experience requirements.

1. Preferred Credentials:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Social WorkORChild and Youth CareORMaster of Education in Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfareOR
  • 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.

2. Expanded Credentials:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services fieldORBachelor's Degree witha Major/Honors in a Human Services fieldORMaster's level graduate Certificate/Diploma in a Human Services fieldobtained AFTER the completion of an unrelated Bachelor's Degree.
  • PLUSa minimum oftwoyears 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.

Human Services fields include:Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Studies, Education, Theology or Nursing.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • 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)
  • Experience working as a Social Worker carrying a Guardianship and/or Resource caseload.
  • Who currently hold, previously held and/or are immediately eligible for C3 or C4 delegation under Child, Family and Community Service Act.
  • Applicants possessing SAFE home study certification and experience and Resource and Payment (RAP) experience and/or training.
  • Experience working with Indigenous children, youth, families, and communities.
  • Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.

Please note:
  • 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).
  • A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.

Please refer to the Job Profile located in the additional information section at the bottom of the posting for:
  • Salary placement based on education and experience.
  • Definition of recent and a full list of related work 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.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter required: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES -A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) -As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT:Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you 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 your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Social Services
Category
Community and Social Services