Resource Social Worker
Social Program Officer 24 (Growth)
There are currently 2 Full Time vacancies available.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future permanent and/or temporary vacancies
Apply your expertise in a vital role where you can make a positive difference for children and families in British Columbia
Dedicated Ministry of Children and Family Development staff make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families in British Columbia. Each year, ministry services reach about 155,000 children and families, representing approximately 17 percent of all B.C. children and youth. These are some of the most vulnerable children in B.C., often facing a range of complex challenges.
Under the direction of the Team Leader, the Resource Worker is responsible for providing a range of resource duties and functions. These will include managing a caseload of staffed residential homes, performing contract management duties and contract negotiations with staffed resources. The resource worker may also carry a caseload of foster homes. The worker liaises with specific non-residential programs, and performs the job duties and expectations as laid out in the caregiver support standards. This includes, but is not limited to: attending care team meetings, completing annual reviews, addressing issues, supporting, advocating and reviewing expectations of caregivers and contractors. The Resource Worker will also have responsibilities for taking placement requests, working with the team to match the appropriate placement for children, arranging for, and completing the placement arrangements. This position will require participation in recruitment and retention initiatives, and may include conducting foster home studies.
If you are an effective communicator with a collaborative approach who can establish vital working relationships with staff, the community and other stakeholders to realize the goal of providing the most appropriate placement to meet the needs of the child/youth in care, we welcome your application.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact George.Phillips@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your 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 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, 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. *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
Preference maybe given to applicants with any of 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.
- Child protection and/or protective family service experience.
- Full delegation or eligible for delegation under the Child, Family and Community Service Act (C3);
- Previous child welfare experience (within last 5 years – child welfare includes guardianship/adoption/CYSN experience);
- Completed SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation);
- Resource experience in regard to foster parent recruitment (leading and/or assisting recruitment activities);
- Experience conducting pre-service training, conducting Safe Baby training, etc.);
- Previous experience as a resource worker;
- Experience working with Indigenous populations.
*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 will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “SKIP” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.
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.