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.
Community Integration Specialist
Community Program Officer R18
Connect people in B.C. with supports to achieve better social outcomes
The Service Delivery Division provides income and disability assistance services online, by phone, or face-to-face in our communities. We strive to deliver reliable, responsive, inclusive, and accessible services to individuals and families in British Columbia.
Community Integration Specialists are important links in their communities. They create trust-based relationships to help people navigate systems and access support services. Acting as a connection to community-based supports and services, they communicate available Ministry services and programs to help people meet their needs.
As a Community Integration Specialist, you will work with people who may have mental health and substance use challenges and are at risk of losing their housing or experiencing homelessness. You’ll work with government and community-based non-profit agencies. You’ll continuously build relationships and increase awareness of your role in the community. In delivering service through outreach programs, you’ll consider each person’s unique needs and cultural wellness when making decisions, advocating and liaising on their behalf.
Watch this video to hear from current Community Integration Specialists about the work they do.
In your role, you’ll work in the community most of the time (up to 85% of your scheduled work week). As part of a cohesive team, you’ll be supported with comprehensive training, and a coach /mentor relationship.
Join a dynamic team of forestry management professionals
The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is a unique program of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing and managing wildfire on the landscape. With a workforce of approximately 1600 the program’s staff are dedicated to undertaking the BCWS mandate in delivering effective wildfire management and emergency response support to protect values, while encouraging sustainable, healthy and resilient ecosystems.
This position is responsible for performing a core set of functions related to fire response and fire management.