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SPO-CP 24R (Growth) – Child Protection Worker

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Contract position in Spruce Grove, AB posted April 30, 2021.

Child Protection Worker Social Program Officer (Child Protection) 24 (Growth) This posting is to establish an eligibility list to fill both current and/or future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in the locations listed above.

There is currently a temporary opportunity available until March 2022.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS This location is currently eligible for a retention incentive which is available to all regular permanent Social Program Officers residing in Hard to Recruit (HTR) designated communities across the province.

In addition to the re-imbursement of relocation costs (where applicable), the incentive program provides the following:
• Up to a maximum of $6,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time Social Program Officers in the SPO R18 to SPO R30 classifications OR
• Up to a maximum of $3,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time Social Program Officers placed in the SPO Growth Series (SPO Growth to SPO R24 classifications) Full payment of the incentive is based on regular eligible classifications (SPO R18 to SPO R30) working in an approved location for the full fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).

A pro-rated incentive payment may be provided to candidates who work a partial year and/or part-time hours.

Full payment of the incentive is based on regular eligible classifications (SPO Growth Series) working in an approved location for the full fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).

A pro-rated incentive payment may be provided to candidates who work a partial year and/or part-time hours.

Grow your social services career with the BC Public Service Join a team united by a shared commitment to maximize the potential of every child in BC.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) 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 B.C.

The Ministry is responsible for regional and province-wide delivery of services and programs through dedicated ministry social workers that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

We are looking for dynamic individuals who are devoted to helping others and improving the lives and wellbeing of children and families.

When you pursue a career as a Child Protection Worker, you are choosing a meaningful role in supporting the lives of British Columbians.

In this Child Protection Worker position, you work with a mindset of curiosity and respect to recognize the strengths and needs of children, youth and families.

You are agile and flexible in your responses to needs, focusing on the strengths of individuals, families, communities and cultures.

You have a sincere commitment to invest in relationships and community, practicing from a place of connection.

The BC Public Service offers training, growth and development opportunities; a competitive salary and benefits package; a pension plan that ranks among the best; and a balance between work and life commitments.

We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work.

For more information, please visit Benefit of Joining BCPS.

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

If you are ready to embark on a regarding career opportunity and have the experience and initiative this integral social services team requires
– 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 Shannon.Millergov.bc.ca DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS .

For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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 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: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Social Work; OR Bachelor’s Degree or higher in 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 as defined in the Job Profile attached at the bottom of the posting; OR 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.

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.

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); OR Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field or a Bachelor’s Degree with a Major/Honors in a Human Services field PLUS a minimum of two years of recent, obtained in the last five years, related work experience; OR Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate in a Human Services field (from a University or Graduate School) obtained AFTER completion of an unrelated degree PLUS a minimum of two years of recent, obtained in the last five years, related work experience.

Related work experience includes experience gained during and/or after completing the required education, and includes working with children, youth and families in a number of settings.

For a full list of applicable settings please review the Job Profile attached at the bottom of the posting.

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

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.

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

from another Canadian Province).

Preference may be given to applicants with the following: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Social Work, or Bachelor’s Degree or higher in 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 employee applicants who hold a SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA).

A Child Welfare Specialization from an accredited British Columbia university and who have completed their practicum in a child welfare setting.

Experience working with and planning for children and youth in care.

Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.

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.

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
– 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.