Summary

An opportunity to promote change and foster development 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 Indigenous Director of Operations manages the daily delivery of integrated services which include family support, child and youth mental health, youth justice, child protection, early childhood development and services to children in care within a community. As a respec

Description

An opportunity to promote change and foster development

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 Indigenous Director of Operations manages the daily delivery of integrated services which include family support, child and youth mental health, youth justice, child protection, early childhood development and services to children in care within a community. As a respected leader, you will be responsible for providing leadership to support the ministry’s strategic priorities. This position reports to the Executive Director of Services and operates within the North East Fraser Service Delivery Area, and services the North portion of the SDA which includes the communities of Burnaby, New Westminster, Tri Cites, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. The Director will work closely with local Indigenous communities including Katzie, Kwikwetlem and Qayqayt, in addition to taking the lead for the SDA’s reconciliation plan and support to service delivery Elders.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or child and Youth Care, or master’s in clinical psychology, Educational Counselling Psychology, or Social Work, or equivalent.
    • 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 request a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report to be considered for this competition.
  • Experience in a supervisory/management position.
  • Experience in program and service delivery planning and evaluation.

Preference Statements

  • 3 or more years’ experience working with Indigenous families and communities.
  • 3 or more years’ experience working with Indigenous children and youth in care.
  • Experience with recognizing and respecting Indigenous customs and traditions.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).

WILLINGNESS STATEMENTS

  • Must possess and maintain a valid BC class 5 Driver’s licence. NOTE: if you currently have a valid BC (full) class 5 driver’s licence in Canada and if you are the successful applicant you must acquire a valid class 5 BC driver’s licence immediately.
  • May be required to work evenings/weekends.
  • Exposure to regular travel in remote locations.
  • May be required to use own vehicle on an expense account basis.
  • Must be willing to travel periodically for provincial meetings.

For questions regarding this position, please contact shashe.chaudhary@gov.bc.ca.

About this Position:
Amendment (04/18/24): Posting closing date extended to (04/29/24).
Amendment (04/15/24): Added “Indigenous” to job title and expanded the job description.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
This position can be based out of any of the locations listed above.
An eligibility list may be established to fill both current and/or future permanent vacancies.
This position is excluded from union membership.
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.

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, it may not be 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.

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.

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