Resource Social Worker

Job Description

Full-time

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.

Responsibilities

As a Resource Social Worker, you are responsible for recruiting, developing and maintaining a range of resources in which to place children in care. 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.

Qualifications

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

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. Related education 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 competition).

NOTE: 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.

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.
Previous resource experience (within last 2 years).
Previous child welfare experience (within the last 5 years).
Possessing SAFE home study certification or experience.
Full delegation or eligible for delegation under the Child, Family and Community Service Act (C3).

*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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

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.

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