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BC Public Service

SW AST 15R - Social Program Officer (SPO) Assistant

Posted 3 days ago

Job Details

Salary

dollar sign59,015 to 66,749 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
SW AST 15R - Social Program Officer (SPO) Assistant

Position Classification
Social Worker Assistant R15

Union
GEU

Work Options
Hybrid

Location
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$59,015.56 - $66,749.47 annually

Close Date
5/29/2024

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Service Delivery, SDA 13 - Central Interior East Kootenay

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 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 AND one of the following:
    • 2 years of post-secondary studies towards a degree, diploma or certificate in a related human services field or equivalent discipline (Human Services fields or equivalent include Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Studies, Education, Theology and Nursing) PLUS a minimum of 1 year or more of related** work experience; OR
    • 1 year of post-secondary studies towards a degree, diploma or certificate in a related human services field or equivalent discipline (Human Services fields or equivalent include Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Studies, Education, Theology and Nursing) PLUS a minimum of 2 years or more of related** work experience; OR
    • Minimum of 3 years or more of related** work experience.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver's License with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province).


Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • 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 located in the additional information section at the bottom of the posting for:
  • A full list of related** work experience.
  • Willingness/proviso statements.


For questions regarding this position, please contact erika.barten@gov.bc.ca .

About this Position:
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home up to two (2) days a week subject to an approved telework agreement.
This position can be based out of the locations listed above.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

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 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 listed 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 need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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.

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
Social Services

Additional Information

About BC Public Service

Industry

Government

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-15

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