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BC Public Service

SPO MH 24 - Psychiatric Social Worker

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
77,818 to 88,795 per year
Posting Title
SPO MH 24 - Psychiatric Social Worker

Position Classification
Social Prog Off (CYMH) R24


Work Options

Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$77,818.38 - $88,795.71 which includes a 4 grid Temporary Market Adjustment

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Specialized Intervention and Youth Justice Branch, Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services

Job Summary

Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for the children of B.C.

Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services (YFPS) is mandated to provide inpatient and outpatient Court-ordered and Court- related assessment and treatment services to young persons pursuant to the Youth Criminal Justice Act as well as other relevant federal and provincial statutes. YFPS also provides services to young persons found unfit to stand trial and those youth found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder (NCRMD), pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada. Assessment and treatment service for youth may include specialized treatment service for youth who may have committed violent or sexual offences, as well as youth who have offended and are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Services are provided through outpatient clinics and contracted service providers located throughout the province. An Inpatient assessment unit (IAU), located in Burnaby provides mental health services to BYCS. Regional outpatient clinics located in Burnaby, Langley, Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna service the five macro regions of the North, the Interior, Vancouver Island, South Burnaby and the Lower Mainland.

Assessment and treatment services for youth may include specialized treatment services for: youth who may havecommitted violent or sexual offences; youth who have offended and are experiencing mental health, behavioural,drug and/or alcohol addictions problems; and youth in custody facilities who are in need of mental health services.

This is your opportunity to work with families facing difficult challenges and help make a difference.

Job Requirements:

  • MSW preferred; or equivalent education and training (e.g. Masters in Counselling,Educational Counselling, Clinical Counselling, Clinical Psychology or Child and Youth Care or comparable graduate degree at the Master's level in a similar subject may be considered).
    • 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 ). Confirmation for equivalency for your degree is required for you to be considered. Please indicate in your resume (include a copy of the approval; if in progress), proof must be provided on or by the closing date of the posting).
    • NOTE:Successful MSW prepared candidates are required to seek and obtain clinical registration with the Board of Registration for Social Workers (BRSW) within 6 months of having completed the required 3000 hours of supervised clinical practice.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of relevant clinical experience working within an adolescent mental health environment.

Preference may be given to applicants with:
  • Experience providing a wide range of outpatient-oriented assessment and treatment services.
  • Recent experience working in a forensic setting or with a forensic population.
  • Experience working in a psychiatric or mental health unit.

Willingness statements:
  • May be required to use your own vehicle on an expense account basis.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
There is currently a temporary opportunity available until November 30, 2024.
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is based out of the location listed above.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments .

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 be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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.

The Hospital And Community (Health Care And Other Services) Covid-19 Vaccination Status Information And Preventive Measures Public Health Order defines vaccination requirements in health care locations and where public service staff interact with heath care locations. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required for positions that fall under this Public Health Order. Applicants with questions about vaccination requirements for specific positions should reach out to the hiring manager identified in the job posting.

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
Health Services, Social Services