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BC Public Service

SPO MH 25 - Psychiatric Social Worker

Burnaby, BC
3 days ago
37 to 42 per hour
Posting Title
SPO MH 25 - Psychiatric Social Worker

Position Classification
Social Prog Off (CYMH) R25


Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$37.53 - $42.81 hourly plus 1-Grid Temporary Market Adjustment

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary Assignment (TA)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division

Job Summary

Psychiatric Social Worker
Social Program Officer (CYMH) 25

The current vacancy is for a Part Time Temporary position to March 2023.This temporary assignment may be extended or become permanent.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary or 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 .

A hands-on role helping children and youth in your community!

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.

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.

YFPS provides assessment and treatment services for youth, and treatment may include specialized treatment services for youth who may have committed violent or sexual offences as well as youth who have offended and are experiencing mental health difficulties. Treatment is also provided for behavioural problems, drug and/or alcohol addictions and youth in custody facilities who are in need of mental health services. Social and family intervention is also provided where needed.

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 advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

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. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail 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 Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • MSW preferred; or equivalent education and training (e.g. M.Ed (Counselling) and MA (Clinical or Counselling Psychology) or comparable graduate degree at the Master's level).
    • 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 and for providing a wide range of outpatient-oriented assessment and treatment services.
  • Preference may be given for recent experience working in a forensic setting or with a forensic population.
  • Preference may be given for experience working in a psychiatric or mental health unit.
  • Preference may be given for applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.
  • This position requires you to have a valid Class 5 Drivers License.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.


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 (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - 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