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BC Public Service

SPO-CP 24R (Growth) - Child Protection Worker, Specialized IPVU - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Abbotsford, BC
4 days ago
59,288 to 75,884 per year
Posting Title

SPO-CP 24R (Growth) - Child Protection Worker, Specialized IPVU - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Social Prog Off-Child Prot R24




Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

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

Close Date


Job Type

Temporary (Auxiliary)

Temporary End Date



BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division

Provincial Services, Specialized Provincial Services

Job Summary

Child Protection Worker, Specialized IPVU (Intimate Partner Violence Unit)

Social Program Officer CP 24 (Growth)

Amendment Friday August 5, 2022: Posting closing date extended to Friday September 9, 2022

This is a temporary opportunity until November 3, 2023. This temporary posting is not limited to the geographic area. Board and lodging and relocation expenses do not apply. A permanent appointment may result from this temporary opportunity.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

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. 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 .

Grow your social services career with the BC Public Service! Join a team united by a shared commitment to maximize the potential of every child in BC

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 ministry social workers that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

This is a full-time Child Protection Social Work position on an integrated Intimate Partner Violence Unit (IVPU). The IPVU is co-located at the Abbotsford Police Department and consists of two police detectives, two victim service workers and two Ministry social workers.The unit serves the highest risk domestic violence cases.The work of the position involves complex cases arising out of domestic disputes and child protection needs.The position is highly collaborative which enhances the ability to obtain information in a timely manner, family planning is proactive and efficient. Those who are passionate about ending domestic violence in the community of Abbotsford are encouraged to apply. The position also includes education and involvement in various projects and committees in the community.

The incumbent must be able to work collaboratively, while handling crises and emotionally charged situations. The screening process will include a two-stage interview and an Abbotsford Police security clearance process.

This position may occasionally involve exposure to situations involving angry, abusive, or abused clients and exposure to hazards from frequently working around volatile parents and/or children in crisis.

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.

If you are ready to embark on a new career challenge and have the experience and initiative this integral social services team requires - please consider this rewarding career with the BC Public Service!

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 .

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 (

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.

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


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below: 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 Child and Youth Care OR Master of Education in 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 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 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 two years of recent 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).
  • Recent work experience (within last 5 years) in Child Protection.
  • Two (2) or more years of work experience (within the last 5 years) in Child Protection.
  • Currently fully delegated (C6), OR immediately eligible to be fully delegated (C6 delegation) under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFSCA).
  • Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.

Please note:
  • 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 the additional information section 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.


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.

Job Category

Social Services
Community and Social Services