Community Integration Specialist - AMENDED
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The Community Services Branch delivers programs and services across the province. The Community Integration Specialist uses in-reach and outreach approaches to connect individuals with services and works in community 80-85% of their scheduled work week. Community Integration Specialists provide income assistance and help individuals navigate across multiple services and systems. These individuals may be experiencing homelessness, and be suffering from trauma, mental illness, and addiction issues.
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 information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact SDSI.OPSSupport.Hiring@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.
Job Requirements: In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Secondary School graduation and 3 years related experience* Evergreen Certificate (School Completion Certificate) and 4 years related experience* An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered *Related experience may include a combination of the following:
Community, volunteer or customer service experience Experience working with people who are living in poverty, experiencing homelessness and may have mental illness and/or substance use disorders Experience working with people with disabilities
Related experience could have been gained in either a community/volunteer or professional/employment capacity.
Preference may be given to applicants who have one or more of the following:
Experience working in community organizations and/or with multiple service providers Experience using a trauma informed approach Direct or indirect experience of addiction, poverty, homelessness, or mental illness Due to the nature of this role, preference may be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations status or non-status, Inuit and/or Métis), LGBTQ2S+, a Person with a Disability, and/or a Visible Minority, with the required combination of education and experience
Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service. If a previous record exists, this does not automatically exclude the applicant and the hiring manager will follow up for further conversation. Must be comfortable working in encampments, on the street and areas where individuals who are experiencing homelessness gather. Will be required to have a valid BC driver’s license within six months of starting the position. Practice reasonable precautions in the performance of duties and adhere to all safety rules and practices to ensure personal safety as well as safety to colleagues, individuals, and others.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
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 (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - 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.