Child Protection Worker AMENDED
Job Summary Child Protection Worker
Social Program Officer R24 (Growth)
Amendment (Dec 07) location updated: Duncan Float, Victoria Float.
On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required by November 22, 2021. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.
Grow your social services career with the BC Public Service! Join a team united by a shared commitment to maximize the potential of every child in BC!
We are looking for dynamic individuals who are devoted to helping others and improving the lives and wellbeing of children and families. When you pursue a career as a Child Protection Worker, you are choosing a meaningful role in supporting the lives of British Columbians. In this Child Protection Worker position, you work with a mindset of curiosity and respect to recognize the strengths and needs of children, youth and families. You are agile and flexible in your responses to needs, focusing on the strengths of individuals, families, communities and cultures. You have a sincere commitment to invest in relationships and community, practicing from a place of connection.
If you are interested in becoming a Child Protection Worker with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, we encourage your application.
The BC Public Service offers training, growth and development opportunities; a competitive salary and benefits package; a pension plan that ranks among the best; and a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work. For more information, please see What We 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.
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 advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.
We have multiple permanent vacancies in the following locations:
Courtenay, Creston, Dawson Creek, Fernie, Fort St John, Grand Forks, Nelson, Oliver, Penticton, Port Alberni, Powell River, Salmon Arm, Sechelt, Squamish, Trail (Castlegar).
We have multiple float positions available in the following locations: (Successful applicants may be required to work from any office in the Service Delivery Area)
East Fraser Float (Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Hope, Mission), Kamloops Float, Kelowna Float, North Vancouver Float, Nanaimo Float, Prince George Float, South Fraser Float (Delta, Langley, Surrey, White Rock), Vancouver/Richmond Float, North Fraser Float (Burnaby, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody), Vernon Float, Duncan Float, Victoria Float.
A provincial eligibility list may be established which may be used to fill additional vacancies in these and other communities throughout the province.
If you are interested in rural or remote locations, please see REQ 82864
To be considered for this position applicants must clearly demonstrate that they possess the following: Applicants may be considered who meet the preferred OR expanded credentials and experience requirements.
- Preferred Credentials:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Social Work OR 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 OR 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). 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 provide a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report by the closing date of this posting to be considered; 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.
- Expanded Credentials:
Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field OR Bachelor’s Degree with a Major/Honors in a Human Services OR Master’s level graduate Certificate/Diploma in a Human Services field AFTER the completion of an unrelated Bachelor’s Degree. PLUS, a minimum of two years of recent related OR job-specific work experience. 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 provide a basic report by the closing date of this posting to be considered.
Human Services fields include: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Studies, Education, Theology or Nursing.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
Preferred education credentials AND in-service Ministry of Children and Family Development employees who hold a regular SPO 24-30 base position that requires delegation under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA). Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.
Applicants may be considered who have not yet graduated but have completed all required courses and are able to provide a letter from their educational institution confirming completion of degree requirements. Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province). A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.
Please refer to the Job Profile located in the additional information section at the bottom of the posting for:
Salary placement based on education and experience. A full list of applicable settings for *related experience. Definition of job specific experience. Willingness/proviso statements. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sara.Paquin@gov.bc.ca DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who re-apply within 6 months of a previous unsuccessful CPW final assessment (reference check) may not be eligible for further consideration.
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 (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.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.