SW AST 13 - Social Program Officer Assistant - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED
Social Worker Assistant R13
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA (Primary)
$53,673.52 - 60,707.45 annually (plus $34.20 biweekly Isolation Allowance)
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division
Service Delivery, SDA 41 - Northwest
Job Summary Social Program Officer AssistantSocial Worker Assistant R13
Amendment November 21, 2022: Posting closing date extended to December 5, 2022
Amendment (November 21, 2022): The salary has been amended to reflect the 19th BCGEU Main Agreement.
This position requires in office attendance.
An eligibility list may be established.
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 .An opportunity to gain valuable experience in child welfare services and make a difference in the lives of children and youth in BC!
The Ministry of Children and Family Development 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 BC. The Ministry is responsible for regional and province wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.
The Social Program Officer Assistant provides case management assistance and assume limited delegated authority under the Child Family and Community Service Act and the Adoption Act. Key responsibilities include of this position include assisting in the child abuse/neglect investigations, assisting in guardianship responsibilities for children/youth in care or children/youth in adoption residency, supporting youth agreements and service providers in independent living plan, implementing planned moves for youth, maintaining contact with children/youth in care, foster parents and families. The position may coordinate and organize training events and care plan meetings and other supporting duties as required.
In this position you will work closely with MCFD Social Workers and other staff, community professionals and the Indigenous community to provide the highest level of service to children/youth and their families while adhering to Ministry's policies and standards.
Smithers is filled with activities like fishing, boating, camping, hiking, skiing, and shopping. The Wet'suwet'sen people are very close with the community, and have introduced many traditions. This quaint town with a friendly atmosphere is a wonderful place to live and visit.
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 (gov.bc.ca)
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Michelle.Gordon@gov.bc.ca DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS
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Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.JOB REQUIREMENTS:To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Secondary school graduation or equivalent PLUS at least one of the following:
- Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Child & Youth Care or a Human Services field*; OR
- 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 ). You must provide a basic report by the closing date of this posting to be considered.
- One year of experience working with children and youth in a directly related field** PLUS two years of post-secondary studies towards a degree, or a diploma or certificate in a Human Services field*; OR
- At least two years experience working with children and youth in a directly related field**
*Human Services field includes social work, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, early childhood education, indigenous studies, education, theology, and nursing.**Related field includes experience in one or more of the following:
- Working directly with children and youth in any of the following settings: residential care, childcare, youth care, education settings (e.g., education assistant); OR
- Providing administrative support to:
- Child Protection, Child and Youth with Support Needs, Child and Youth Mental Health, Youth Justice, Guardianship, Adoptions, Resources, or related Service Delivery program; OR
- Delegated Aboriginal Agency (DAA) setting; OR
- Family services agency or contracted agency providing assessment, counselling and family support services to children youth and families.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
- Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver's License with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province).
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.
- Experience working with vulnerable children and families.
- One (1) year or more of administrative experience working in an office environment.
- Experience using the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Integrated Case Management (ICM) and/or Management Information Systems (MIS) computer systems.
- Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.
Please refer to the Job Profile for the full list of willingness/ proviso requirements.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: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.
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