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BC Public Service

SPO 21R - Roots Practitioner - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Full Time
3 days ago
60,998 to 69,422 per year
Posting Title
SPO 21R - Roots Practitioner - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification
Social Prog Off R21


Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Port Moody, BC V3H 5C9 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA

Salary Range
$60,998.61 - $69,422.06 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division
North & South Fraser SDA

Job Summary

Roots Practitioner
Social Prog Off R21

We have one permanent position in Port Moody.

Multiplea temporary opportunities in North and South Fraser Service Delivery Area ( Base:Port Moody and Surry)until 12/31/2022 that may be extended and/or become permanent

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

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. 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 .

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

The Roots Practitioner will explore the Indigenous child's family and community for the purpose of cultural connections, relationships and permanency. The position is responsible to develop and to facilitate programs in order to support cultural connections for children and their families and to promote cultural understanding for caregivers and staff.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

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: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . 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 , 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:

  • Diploma or higher in Health/Human Service or related field plus related experience; Or
  • Certificate in Health/Human Service or related field plus 2 years related experience.

Related Experience must include:

  • Experience working with Indigenous families and communities.

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience working with Indigenous children and youth in care.
  • Experience developing and/or facilitating programs/events that promote cultural understanding and or cultural teachings and awareness.
  • Applicants who have experience working with Indigenous communities with demonstrated links to those communities.
  • Applicants who have Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.

Willingness Statements:
  • May be required to work evening/weekends.
  • May be required to regularly travel in remote locations.
  • May be required to use own vehicle on an expense account basis with appropriate insurance coverage.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC driver's licence.

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 Check (CRRA) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

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 (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.

Job Category
Social Services
Community and Social Services