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BC Public Service

SPO 24R - Youth Probation Officer (Growth)

Full Time
4 days ago
65,844 to 84,134 per year
Posting Title
SPO 24R - Youth Probation Officer (Growth)

Position Classification
Social Program Officer R24


Work Options

Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$65,844.70 - $84,134.34 annually (Growth) plus 1 Grid Temporary Market Adjustment at Full Working Level

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Service Delivery Division, SDA 43 - Northeast

Job Summary

Consider a rewarding career opportunity as a Youth Probation Officer!

Youth Probation Officers with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, work on multi-disciplinary teams, delivering community youth justice services to every community throughout British Columbia. With a strong sense of collaboration, advocacy/accountability and leadership, and the commitment to affect real change, you provide services with graduated levels of intervention, supervision, and control of young persons. These services are provided collaboratively and in conjunction with the principles of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Additionally, as a Youth Probation Officer you will assist the court by conducting investigations and assuming case management responsibilities. Working collaboratively with a variety of professionals, including justice system staff, you strive to meet the needs of youth and reduce the risk of re-offending behaviour by promoting programs aimed at the prevention of youth crime. You will act as an advocate for young offenders, assisting them to accept responsibility for their actions, and arranging resources and programs. If you are a dedicated social services professional interested in a vital role that helps youth in our communities, we look forward to your application.

If you have a passion for supporting children, youth and families and this position interests you, we encourage your application!

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work,ORBachelor's Degree in a *Human Services field or equivalent.
  • Experience gained working as either as an Adult Probation Officer or a Fully Delegated Youth Probation Officer in a Canadian Jurisdiction

*Human Services field includes: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Studies, Education, Theology or Nursing.

NOTE:If your degree 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.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Two years or more experience working as an Adult Probation Officer or a Fully Delegated Youth Probation Officer.
  • Recent experience in justice, educational or social service setting that involves supervision, counselling or conflict resolution.
  • 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.

Other requirements:
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service; which includes a Criminal Record Check and a Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check.
  • 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 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 1 day at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies in Northeast Service Delivery Division.

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.

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 , 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
Community and Social Services