SW AST 15R - Social Program Officer Assistant Position Classification
Social Worker Assistant R15 Union
GEU Work Options
Quesnel, BC V2J 6W6 CA (Primary)Salary Range
$57,296.54 - $64,805.30 annually Close Date
5/29/2023 Job Type
Regular Full Time Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development Ministry Branch / Division
Service Delivery Job Summary 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.Job Requirements:
- 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 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).
- 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.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Sandra.Ritchot@gov.bc.ca About this Position:
This position has full time on-site requirements.
This is a temporary opportunity until May 31, 2024.A permanent appointment may result from this temporary appointment. An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Known as "the Goldpan City", Quesnel has a rich past connected to the Cariboo gold rush, and is also known for its agricultural beauty. Home to many farms and ranches, Quesnel hosts regular events such as The Quesnel Old Time Farmer's' Market. Festivals and other events are also held, such as the Billy Barker Days and the Quesnel Rodeo.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 IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca
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 listed 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca
, 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 certain 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
Community and Social Services