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BC Public Service

SPO-CP 24R - Child Protection Worker

Full Time
5 days ago
Posting Title
SPO-CP 24R - Child Protection Worker

Position Classification
Social Prog Off-Child Prot R24


Work Options

Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA

Salary Range
As of April 7, 2024, $ 71,771.66 - $ 94,752.42 annually which includes a 3 Grids Temporary Market Adjustment*

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Provincial Centralized Screening

Job Summary

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

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth, and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in B.C. The Ministry is responsible for regional and province-wide delivery of services and programs through dedicated child and family service workers that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their 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 lives of British Columbians. In this Child Protection Worker position, you work with a mindset of curiosity and respect to recognize the strengths and needs of children, youth and families. You are agile and flexible in your responses to needs, focusing on the strengths of individuals, families, communities and cultures. You have a sincere commitment to invest in relationships and community, practicing from a place of connection.

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 Bachelor's Degree or higher 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).
  • 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 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.

  • All education credentials will be subject to verification and validation as per ministry process.

  • Current C6 delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFSCA) OR Candidates who had C6 delegation and worked in a delegated child protection position in BC within the past 2 years.

  • Applicants with preferred education credentials
  • 2 or more years of current employment as a Child Protection Worker (SPO-CP 24R).
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).
  • A Child Welfare Specialization from an accredited British Columbia university and who have completed their practicum in a child welfare setting.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.

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

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.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
Currently we have multiple full time permanent positions availablewith Provincial Centralized Screening.
This position can be based at any location listed above. NOTE: Provincial Centralized Screening is a hybrid work setting; however, staff must be able to work in-office on immediate notice if requested under the requirements of the Business Continuity Plan or when operationally required. It is important that you live near your designated office to meet this requirement when needed.

Current shift opportunities at Provincial Centralized Screening:
Rotating shift pattern: 4 days on, 3 off/ 8.75 hours per shift
The shift patterns apply to a 24/7 schedule which alternates between Daytime, Evening and Weekend shifts. The shift patterns include Weekdays, Evening and Weekend shifts.
  • Examples of shift starting times are as follows: 6:00 am - 10:00 am, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and 7:00 pm - 12:00 am.
  • Please note there are different shift patterns within these shift opportunities that will be worked on a rotational pattern throughout the year. Each staff person will work a variety of shifts on rotation.**Applicants must be available to work all shifts.
  • Currently full-time staff will work a compressed work week consisting of 4 shifts on, 8.75 hours each, resulting in three (3) days off a week.
  • As per the relevant collective agreement provisions on paid holidays and dependent upon schedules, staff will earn hours towards additional leave.
  • In addition, there may be opportunities for overtime or, alternatively, compensatory time off.

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to three (3) days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.

Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments .

An eligibility list may be established for similar delegated positions within the branch.

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.

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

Questionnaire: YES- You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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