Social Program Officer R30
An eligibility list may be established.
Please note this is an ongoing posting without a scheduled close date. The posting close date will be added to the posting minimum 2 weeks prior to the posting close date. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.
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.
Consider leading a team dedicated to strong relational practice and empowering community capacity.
Are you interested in social work practice in Indigenous settings where you can connect with community? Are you passionate about building trust and supporting self-determination in how those communities provide safety and well-being to their children, youth and families? Do you appreciate and value connection to the land?
The integrated services team based in Dease Lake is looking for a community-oriented, mindful Team Leader to join them and the constellation of other community and professional supports as they collaborate and cooperate with children, youth and families to uncover possibilities to empower them in their resilience. The team has the honour and privilege of working with several Indigenous communities in the surrounding areas, offering a unique experience to engage with and learn from community in deep and meaningful ways. The team works in ways that honour relationship and partnerships and focuses on creative ways to meet the needs of children, youth and families.
The team is part of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) which aims to promote and develop 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 that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.
This Team Leader of Integrated Services position works with diverse community partners to deliver child welfare, permanency planning and resource services within Dease Lake, Atlin, Telegraph Creek, Iskut, Good Hope Lake and the Lower Post. This position is fundamental in providing leadership and coordination of a multi-disciplinary and culturally safe approach to service delivery, working collaboratively, cooperatively and creatively with community partners. This position will also provide leadership and mentorship support to staff within these teams for professional and integrated services delivery, with a strong focus on clinical support and staff training and development.
In this Team Leader of Integrated Services position, you work with a strong commitment to improving the experience and outcomes of children, youth, families and communities receiving services. You have an openness and willingness to listen and learn from others, agile and flexible in your response to needs, and focused on the strengths of individuals, families, communities and cultures. You have a sincere commitment to invest in relationships and partnerships within communities and within your team, practicing from a place of connection. Through your relationship building and leadership skills, you welcome new ways of doing work together both within your team and within the community, inspiring others into new directions and possibilities.
Located in the Northern Interior of British Columbia within the traditional territory of the Tahltan Nation, Dease Lake is a community connected to the land and the sacred waters of the Dease River and the Stikine River. The inspiring scenery calls people with a sense of adventure to the many offerings of hiking, paddling, fishing activities that the lands and waters have to offer.
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.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Carissa.Boyd@gov.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.Centre@gov.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.
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, Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Child and Youth Care; OR
- Master’s Degree in Educational Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare. Completion of a practicum in family and child welfare occurs in an agency/organization where a student had the opportunity to practice assessing the needs of children and families to develop and provide intervention services to the children and/or families; 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 request a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report to be considered for this competition; (Confirmation for equivalency of your degree is required for you to be considered. *Please indicate in your resume if you have this equivalency. If you are in the process of equivalency review, proof must be provided on or by the closing date of the competition, including the MCFD supplementary portion); 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.
- Employee applicants who have a combination of relevant education, Ministry experience and who are eligible for delegation under the CFCSA may be considered equivalent to the above requirements; OR
- Degree in a Human Services field PLUS a minimum of two years of *work experience obtained during and/or after completing the required degree; OR
- Diploma/certificate in a Human Services field obtained AFTER completion of an unrelated degree PLUS a minimum of two years of *work experience obtained during and/or after completing the required education.
- Human Services fields includes: 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 request a basic report to be considered for this competition (Confirmation for equivalency of your degree is required for you to be considered).
- At least 2 years of experience working in child protection and/or protective family services.
- Experience leading staff in a supervisory capacity.
- Full delegation or immediately eligible upon employment for delegation under the Child, Family and Community Service Act (C6).
Preference maybe 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.
- Employee applicants who have a combination of relevant education, Ministry experience and who are eligible for delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act may be considered equivalent to the above requirements.
- Applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.
- Experience working with Indigenous children and families.
*Related post-degree experience includes experience working with children, youth and families in any one or a combination of the following settings:
- A legislated child protection agency that provides child protection or family support services;
- A non-delegated agency on a reserve providing direct support services to children, youth and families;
- A family services agency that provides assessment and counselling services to children, youth and families;
- A contracted agency providing assessment, counselling and family support services to children, youth and families;
- A residential setting for children or youth that also involves direct work with families;
- A probation or corrections setting serving youth and families;
- A mental health setting providing assessment and counselling services to children, youth and families;
- A health setting providing assessment and counselling services to children, youth and families;
- An education setting undertaking assessment and counselling services to children, youth and families.
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.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.
Cover Letter: YES- A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
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 (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you 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 your accountabilities and accomplishments.