Ministry of Children and Family Development – Guardianship Worker

Ministry of Children and Family Development
Port Hardy

Guardianship Worker
$55,396.19 – $72,937.86 annually plus $35.88 bi-weekly isolation allowance

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)**

    A great opportunity to have a hands-on role helping children and youth in your community

As a Guardianship Worker, you strive to ensure the safety and well-being of children in care. You develop and supervise a comprehensive plan of care, inform the caregiver of their responsibilities, monitor the placement of children, provide guidance and assistance regarding children’s behavior.

Your skill set includes experience in child protection work or guardianship, excellent communication skills and the teamwork and collaborative skills required to work productively with an interdisciplinary team and a diverse group of caregivers. Caring, responsive and organized, you have the skills needed for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity.  In this role you may be required to work evening/weekends as well as be required to travel on occasion to remote locations.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • 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 as defined in the Job Profile attached at the bottom of the posting; 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.
  • In-service Ministry of Children and Family Development employees who have a SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA); OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field or a Bachelor’s Degree with a Major/Honors in a Human Services field PLUS a minimum of two years of recent, obtained in the last five years, *related work experience; OR
  • Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate in a Human Services field (from a University or Graduate School) obtained AFTER completion of an unrelated degree PLUS a minimum of two years of recent, obtained in the last five years, *related work experience.
  • *Related work experience includes experience gained during and/or after completing the required education, and includes working with children, youth and families in a number of settings. For a full list of applicable settings please review the Job Profile attached at the bottom of the posting.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC Driver’s licence with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province)

For more information, a complete list of qualifications and to apply online by March 19, 2020, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/67835