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BC Public Service

SPO CP 24 (Growth) - Child Protection Worker - Rural and Remote Locations

Ashcroft, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
59,288 to 75,884 per year
Posting Title

SPO CP 24 (Growth) - Child Protection Worker - Rural and Remote Locations

Position Classification

Social Prog Off-Child Prot R24




Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 CA
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 CA
Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 CA
Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Fort St James, BC V0J 1P0 CA
Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y1 CA
Kitimat, BC V8C 2N1 CA
Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 CA
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4M8 CA
Princeton, BC V0X 1W0 CA
Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range

$59,288.72 - $75,884.38 annually (Growth) Plus 2 Grid Temporary Market Adjustment at the full working level

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division

Service Delivery

Job Summary

Child Protection Worker

Social Program Officer R24 (Growth)

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 by November 22, 2021. 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 .

Are you interested in working in a rural setting where you can connect with the community? Are you passionate about building trust and supporting how those communities provide safety and well-being to their children, youth and families?

We are looking for dynamic individuals who are devoted to helping others and improving the lives and wellbeing of children and families. When you pursue a career as a Child Protection Worker, you are choosing a meaningful role in supporting the families of British Columbians. Working in a rural setting will allows you to gain experience in all areas of your social work practice as you provide services in ways that engage and collaborate with children, youth, families and communities and that are sensitive to the diverse cultural, racial and religious heritage of those receiving services.

If you are interested in becoming a Child Protection Worker with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, we encourage your application.

The BC Public Service offers training, growth and development opportunities; a competitive salary and benefits package; a pension plan that ranks among the best; and a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work. 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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (

We have multiple permanent vacancies in the following locations:(For more information about a specific location, click on the community name)

Ashcroft ,* Burns Lake , * Chetwynd , * Dease Lake , * Fort Nelson , * Fort St James , Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte), * Hazelton , Kitimat , Lillooet , * Prince Rupert ,* Port Hardy , Princeton ,* Smithers , Vanderhoof , Terrace , Williams Lake .

*Are eligible for Isolation Allowance based on the Isolation Location Point .

For more information on working in a rural office location please check out this video on Nechako Lakes Service Delivery Area when it was named one of the 10 Best Places to work.

An eligibility list may be established which may be used to fill additional vacancies in these and other rural communities.

*Relocation assistance and reimbursement is available where applicable. Relocation assistance covers travel time, travel expenses, moving fees, incidental expenses, and real estate/legal fees. For more information on relocation, please visit: Relocation - Province of British Columbia (


These locations are 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 R18 to SPO R30 and 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.

If you are interested in locations not listed above, please see REQ91046

Job Requirements:

To be considered for this position applicants must clearly demonstrate that they possess the following:Applicants may be considered who meet the preferred OR expanded 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;ORA 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 ServicesORMaster's level graduate Certificate/Diploma in a Human Services fieldAFTERthe completion of an unrelated Bachelor's Degree.
  • PLUS,a minimum of two years of recent relatedORjob-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).
  • Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.

Please note:
  • Applicants who wish to be considered for PROVINCIAL locationsmust apply on the Provincial CPW posting (REQ 91046). Refer to job posting for a list of PROVINCIAL locations. This is a separate competition.
  • 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 theadditional informationsection at the bottom of the posting for:
  • 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 complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact .DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application . If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to ,before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

PLEASE NOTE:Applicants who re-apply within 6 months of a previous unsuccessful CPW final assessment (reference check) may not be eligible for further consideration.


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

Resume: 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.

NOTE:Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category

Social Services
Community and Social Services