BC Corrections Child Protection Worker (Growth Series) – Rural Community Recruitment Full Time in British Columbia

BC Corrections

Branch BC CA

Child Protection Worker (Growth Series) – Rural Community Recruitment
British Columbia

Social Program Officer – Child Protection Worker (Growth). Bachelor of Social Work, Masters of Social Work, or Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, OR….

Multiple positions available in rural and remote communities across British Columbia

Social Program Officer – Child Protection Worker (Growth)
Salary $51,368.79 to $67,894.79 annually

Are you a skilled Social Worker interested in working in a beautiful region of BC?
Rural communities in BC offer more than just a new and challenging career! This is an excellent opportunity to experience a rewarding community lifestyle, incredible scenery and countless recreational activities in these amazing areas.

Use your education and experience to develop vital family and children services in some of BC’s most beautiful rural communities. As a Child Protection Worker , through assessment and collaboration, you develop plans with families to ensure the safety of children and youth. Your skill set will include interviewing clients, evaluating vulnerability factors, investigating child welfare reports and determining a plan of action for your clients including family support services.

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. Working for the BC Public Service includes engaging in rewarding work with real career development opportunities and receiving a benefits package that helps support you in finding work/life balance. For more information, please visit What We Offer.

This position may occasionally involve exposure to unpleasant dealings with angry, abusive, or abused clients; and exposure to hazards from frequently working around volatile parents and/or children in crisis.
If you are ready to embark on a new career challenge and have the experience and initiative this integral social services team requires – please consider this rewarding career with the BC Public Service!

For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached job profile.

  • Transportation arrangements must meet operational requirements of ministry.
  • May be required to use own vehicle on expenses.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as required.
  • Successful applicant(s) subject to a criminal record review and criminal records check.
  • Preference may be given to internal applicants.

This posting will be used to fill upcoming permanent vacancies for Child Protection Workers in the following rural or remote locations:
(To get more information about a specific location, click on the community name)

  • Burns Lake
  • Chetwynd
  • Dease Lake
  • Fort Nelson
  • Fort St. James
  • Haida Gwaii
  • Hazelton
  • Lilloeet
  • Kitimat
  • Port Hardy
  • Smithers
  • Terrace
  • Vanderhoof
  • Williams Lake

PLEASE NOTE: Relocation costs (if applicable) will be reimbursed to applicants who successfully pass the assessment and accept a position in a rural or remote community.

An eligibility list may be established from this competition that may be used to fill additional vacancies in these and other rural or remote communities throughout the province.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL.
For technical problems or problems submitting your resume, please email [email protected] .


To be considered for this position applicants must clearly demonstrate that they possess the following (NOTE: Applications will be screened based on responses to the questionnaire to follow ) :

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Masters of Social Work, or Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, OR
  • Masters in Educational Counselling/Masters Clinical Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare.
    • NOTE: Employee applicants who are fully delegated (C6 Delegation) will be considered as equivalent to the above criteria
    • NOTE: If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services ( ICES ). Confirmation for equivalency for your degree is required for you to be considered.
    • NOTE: 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 in order to develop and provide intervention services to the children and/or families.
  • Due to the nature of the position, preference may be given to Aboriginal applicants.

Applicants who move forward in the process may be assessed on the criteria in the job description including the following:

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Conflict Management
  • Information Seeking
  • Listening, Understanding and Responding
  • Planning, Organizing and Coordinating
  • Self Control
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cultural Agility

Willingness Statements:

  • Travel is also a requirement and will include travelling in winter road conditions.
  • You must possess and maintain a valid B.C. Class 5 driver’s licence (note – if you currently have valid driver’s licence in Canada, and if you are the successful applicant you must acquire a valid B.C. driver’s Class 5 driver’s licence immediately).
  • You may need to use your own vehicle on an expense paid basis.
  • You may be required to work flexible hours.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: , BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-21
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