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BC Public Service

SW AST 15R - Social Program Officer Assistant - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

10 hours ago
2,196 to 2,483 per week
Posting Title
SW AST 15R - Social Program Officer Assistant - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification
Social Worker Assistant R15


Work Options

Daajing Giids, BC V0T 1S0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$2,196.17 - $2,483.98 bi-weekly

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary (Auxiliary)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Service Delivery, SDA 41 - North Coast/Bulkley Nechako

Job Summary

An opportunity to gain valuable experience in child welfare services and make a difference in the lives of children and youth in BC!

The Ministry of Children and Family Development promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in BC. The Ministry is responsible for regional and province wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

The Social Program Officer Assistant provides case management assistance and assume limited delegated authority under the Child Family and Community Service Act and the Adoption Act. Key responsibilities include of this position include assisting in the child abuse/neglect investigations, assisting in guardianship responsibilities for children/youth in care or children/youth in adoption residency, supporting youth agreements and service providers in independent living plan, implementing planned moves for youth, maintaining contact with children/youth in care, foster parents and families. The position may coordinate and organize training events and care plan meetings and other supporting duties as required.

In this position you will work closely with MCFD Social Workers and other staff, community professionals and the Indigenous community to provide the highest level of service to children/youth and their families while adhering to Ministry's policies and standards.

Job Requirements:
  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent PLUS at least one of the following:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Child & Youth Care or a Human Services field*; OR
      • 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 ). You must provide a basic report by the closing date of this posting to be considered.
    • One year of experience working with children and youth in a directly related field** PLUS two years of post-secondary studies towards a degree, or a diploma or certificate in a Human Services field*; OR
    • At least two years experience working with children and youth in a directly related field**

*Human Services field includes social work, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, early childhood education, indigenous studies, education, theology, and nursing.

**Related field includes experience in one or more of the following:
  • Working directly with children and youth in any of the following settings: residential care, childcare, youth care, education settings (e.g., education assistant); OR
  • Providing administrative support to:
    • Child Protection, Child and Youth with Support Needs, Child and Youth Mental Health, Youth Justice, Guardianship, Adoptions, Resources, or related Service Delivery program; OR
    • Delegated Aboriginal Agency (DAA) setting; OR
    • Family services agency or contracted agency providing assessment, counselling and family support services to children youth and families.

Additional Requirements:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver's License with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province).

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Three (3) or more years of experience working with children and youth in a directly related field.
  • One (1) year or more of administrative experience working in an office environment.
  • Experience working with Indigenous children, families, and communities.
  • Experience using the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Integrated Case Management (ICM) and/or Management Information Systems (MIS) computer systems.
  • Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience

Please refer to the Job Profile for the full list of willingness/ proviso requirements.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
Amendment November 22, 20323: Posting closing date extended to December 6, 2023
We currently have one (1) temporary opportunity until December 2024.
This temporary appointment may be extended and/or may become permanent.
An eligibility list may be established for future part-time and/or full-time permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
Flexible work options are available;this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Haida Gwaii is the unceded territory of the Haida Nation which is known for his rich Haida history, centuries-old totem poles, temperate rainforest climate and breathtaking beauty. The Village of Queen Charlotte Daajing Giids Llnagaay, is the main administrative centre for the island which offers an abundance of hiking/biking trails, beaches, fishing, boating, kayaking, camping, and spectacular sunsets on the ocean.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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 guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

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 .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Health Services, Social Services