SPO 24R - Resource Worker (Growth) - Closing date extended Position Classification
Social Program Officer R24 Union
GEU Work Options
Courtenay, BC V9N 8H5 CA (Primary)Salary Range
$65,844.70 - $86,668.39 annually which includes a 1 Grid Temporary Market Adjustment* Close Date
2/29/2024 Job Type
Regular Full Time Temporary End Date Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development Ministry Branch / Division
Service Delivery, SDA 32 - North Vancouver Island Job Summary Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for the children of B.C.
The Resource Worker has the crucial responsibility of ensuring that children and youth in care are receiving placement resources that meet their unique individual needs. This involves developing and maintaining a range of placement options, such as foster homes, group homes and specialized/staffed residential placements.
As a Resource Worker, you are an effective communicator with a collaborative approach, you establish vital working relationships with staff, the community and other stakeholders. You will be responsible for supporting foster families, monitoring placement services and working with child protection teams in district offices. You may also conduct home studies, out-of-care assessments and liaise with non-residential contract resources in this role.Job Requirements:
Applicants may be considered who meet the preferred OR expanded credentials and experience requirements
1. Preferred Credentials:
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in Social Work or in Child & Youth Care OR Master's Degree in Educational 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 regular SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA) 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.
- 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.
2. Expanded Credentials:
- Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field OR Bachelor's Degree witha Major/Honors in a Human Services field 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 one year of 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/OR 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)
- Currently hold or immediately eligible to obtain C3 delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFSCA).
- Previous recent resource experience (gained within last 2 years). Further preference may be given to those with 6 months or more experience in this area.
- Recent child welfare experience (gained within last 5 years).
- Recent work experience (within last 5 years) in Child Protection.
- Experience working with indigenous children and families.
- Completed SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) training and have completed SAFE home studies.
- SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) home study and Resource and Payment (RAP) experience and/or training.
- SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) training and experience using the SAFE assessment tool
- Applicants who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.
- 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).
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.
- Definition of job specific experience.
- Willingness/proviso statements.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Kyla.Talbot@gov.bc.ca About this Position:
Amendment February 14, 2024: Posting closing date extended to February 29, 2024.
Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments .
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
This position is based in Courtney and provides services to the Comox Valley. Travel between these communities is required.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
To learn more about this B.C community you can click on the Hello BC link here! 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 IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca
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 .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.Questionnaire: YES
- You will need to complete a basic 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.
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
Community and Social Services