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BC Public Service

SPO 24R - Resource Worker (Growth)

Posted 4 days ago

Job Description

Posting Title
SPO 24R - Resource Worker (Growth)

Position Classification
Social Program Officer R24


Work Options

Delta, BC V4L 2M1 CA
Langley, BC V3A 8T1 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
White Rock, BC V4B 4M2 CA

Salary Range
$71,771.66 - $ 89,268.45 annually which includes a 1 Grid Temporary Market Adjustment*

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Service Delivery, SDA 23 - South Fraser

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, and liaise with non-residential contract resources in this role.

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

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 with a 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)
  • Eligible for delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA).
  • Possess SAFE home study certification and experience.
  • Experience working with Indigenous children, families or communities.
  • Resource experience.
  • Experience in foster parent recruitment (leading and/or assisting recruitment activities, experience conducting pre-service training, conducting Safe Baby training, etc.).
  • Experience in a family service or child and youth service environment.
  • Recent (within the last three years) MIS (Management Information System) and ICM (Integrated Case Management) experience.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (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).

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.
  • A full list of related work experience.
  • Definition of job specific experience.
  • Willingness/proviso statements.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
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 can be based in any of the following Ministry of Child and Family Development offices: Surrey, Langley, Delta or White Rock.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies in the South Fraser Resources.
Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments .
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

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 or 778-405-3452.

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 , 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
Social Services

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Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-14

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