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SPO 24R (Growth) – Youth/Guardianship Worker

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Contract position in Spiritwood, SK posted July 15, 2021.

Youth/Guardianship Worker Social Program Officer 24 (Growth) This position is based in Penticton but will serve the entire South Okanagan (Summerland, Penticton, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Hedley, Cawston, and Princeton).

An eligibility list may be established.

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

The Guardianship Worker strives to ensure the safety and well-being of youth in care by developing and supervising a comprehensive plan of care, informs caregivers of their responsibilities, monitors the placement of youth, provides guidance regarding behavior.

There is potential for this position to include work with youth out of parental care on a temporary or “out of care” basis as well as children and youth in continuing care.

Close working relationships and collaboration with other teams is critical to ensure excellent service to children, youth and their families.

Your skill set includes excellent communication skills and the teamwork and collaborative skills to work productively with an interdisciplinary team and a diverse group of caregivers.

Caring, responsive and organized, you have the skills needed for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity.

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: IndigenousApplicantsgov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.

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.

If you are ready to embark on a new career opportunity
– please consider this rewarding career with the BC Public Service For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.

For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sarah.Udygov.bc.ca.

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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centregov.bc.ca 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: Applicants may be considered who meet the preferred OR expanded credentials and experience requirements.

1.

Preferred Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Social Work OR Child and Youth Care OR Master of Education in Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare OR In-service Ministry of Children and Family Development employees who have a SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA).

NOTE: If this education 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 comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report by the closing date of this posting to be considered; OR A candidate may be considered equivalent when they are registered and a member in good standing with the BC College of Social Workers or has a letter from the College confirming that their application for registration has been approved.

2.

Expanded Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field OR Bachelor’s Degree with a Major/Honors in a Human Services field OR Master’s level graduate Certificate/Diploma in a Human Services field PLUS a minimum of two years of recent related or job-specific work experience.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

NOTE: If this education 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.

Human Services fields include: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Studies, Education, Theology or Nursing.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following: Preferred education credentials AND in-service Ministry of Children and Family Development employees who hold a regular SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA) Experience as a social worker responsible for providing a full range of child protection duties under provincial or equivalent child welfare legislation.

Experience working with child and youth special needs (CYSN) and/or Permanency Planning.

Experience working as a delegated Guardianship Worker.

Work experience through completion of a practicum in family and child welfare and completion of the Child Protection Worker Pre-Employment Program.

Please note: Applicants may be considered who have not yet graduated but have completed all required courses and are able to provide a letter from their educational institution confirming completion of degree requirements.

Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License with no restriction or equivalent (i.e.

from another Canadian Province).

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

Please refer to the Job Profile located in the additional information section at the bottom of the posting for: Salary placement based on education and experience.

Definition of recent and a full list of related work experience.

A full list of applicable settings for related experience.

Definition of job specific experience.

Willingness/proviso statements.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Cover Letter: NO
– Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: 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.

Online Questionnaire: YES
– As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.