Indigenous Roots Worker
Social Program Officer R21
There is currently one (1) permanent full time position available which is located in Maple Ridge.
An eligibility list may be established for temporary and permanent vacancies in the North Fraser Service Delivery Area, which includes the following locations: Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, subject to office space and operational requirements.
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 facilitation programs in order to support cultural connections for children and their families and to promote cultural understanding for caregivers and staff.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Dawn.Wiebe@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.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Human service diploma/certificate.
Experience working with Indigenous families and communities.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with Indigenous children and youth in care.
Preference may be given to applicants who have Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience
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.