Child Protection Worker - Rapid Response
Social Program Officer (Child Protection) 24
This position may be located in Kelowna, Prince George, Vancouver or Victoria. Other locations near major airports may be considered.
An eligibility list may be established.
Choose a role where you can make a positive difference in the lives of children and families in B.C.
The Ministry for Children and Family Development is one of the largest ministries in the BC Government. Its primary roles are to assist individuals and/or families in need and to ensure the safety and/or well-being of children.
The work of the Child Protection Worker - Rapid Response involves stressful situations and complex cases arising out of domestic disputes and child protection needs. The incumbent must be able to work independently, while handling crises and emotionally charged situations. Shift work including evenings, weekends, statutory holidays, and days is required for this position.
This position sits on the Provincial Mobile Response Team (PMRT) and provides emergency social services to individuals and families in hard to recruit areas across the Province. PMRT is utilized exclusively to provide temporary assistance in areas that are experiencing a variety of staffing challenges. These areas are mainly in rural/remote communities.
This position requires you to travel to different parts of British Columbia on a continual basis to support families and children in need. This is your chance to seek out a career that allows you to travel as part of your regular job duties. In this position you will not only make a positive difference in the lives of children and families of B.C, you will get the opportunity to see many of the breath taking attractions that make this province what it is known for. We encourage you to visit the following link to learn more about British Columbia.
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 Jennifer.Shiu@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.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard 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, or Bachelor's Degree or higher in Child and Youth Care; OR
Master of Educational Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare.
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; 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 her or his application for registration has been approved.
Related degree, or related post-graduate diploma, or related post-graduate certificate in a human services field PLUS a minimum of two years of post-degree *related experience. 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.
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; OR
Post-graduate diploma/certificate is a qualification awarded after a university degree. An undergraduate degree or higher is required to be accepted into this type of program.
Employee applicants who have a combination of relevant education and ministry experience may be considered equivalent to the above requirements.
Minimum 2 years of recent (within the last 5 years) front line child protection experience.
Must currently have, or be immediately able to obtain, full Child Protection C6 delegation under the CFCS Act.
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.
Preference may be given to applicants with the Child Welfare Specialization from an accredited British Columbia university and who have completed their practicum in a child welfare setting.
Preference may be given to applicants with more than 3 years of recent (within the last 5 years) front line child protection experience.
Preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit).
- 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.
Transportation arrangements must meet operational requirements of the ministry
Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC Driver’s licence.
Will be required to work flexible hours (evenings and/or weekends etc.).
May be required to use own vehicle, with appropriate insurance coverage, on an expense account basis.
Will be required to travel in all (reasonable) weather conditions.
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 required:
NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
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.
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.