Employment and Assistance Worker, Community Program Officer R15 (EAW) Growth
Hourly wage $21.13 to $26.83 (or $1,479.10 to $1,878.77 per bi-weekly pay period)
The Ministry of Social Development is currently accepting applications to fill an EAW position in Merritt
If you have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a fast paced, service oriented environment, the role of the Employment and Assistance Worker (EAW) with the Ministry of Social Development may be the next step you are looking for in your career. Conflict resolution skills would be an asset in this challenging position when working with sensitive situations and distressed clients facing personal crisis.
EAWs play an important role in people's lives. They assist clients to become financially independent through continued employment and provide them with information about childcare, housing, and employment and services for people with disabilities.
For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached job profile. To learn more about this rewarding role, please visit our website . You can also view an EAW profile on YouTube .
Applications may be considered for other current and future vacancies, including permanent and/or temporary positions in the Interior region. An eligibility list may be established.
Applicants who re-apply within 6 months of an unsuccessful EAW online pre-employment test will not be eligible to re-write the test. Applicants who re-apply within 6 months of a previous unsuccessful EAW final assessment (i.e.: interview and/or reference check) may not be eligible for further consideration.
HOW TO APPLY:
Do not submit a cover letter with your application as it will not be reviewed. Please ensure your resume has all the information applicable to this competition.
As part of the application process you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. You will not be able to go back at a later time to complete the questionnaire so please allot 15-20 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume.
A criminal record check is required.
If you are interested in this position and you plan on applying, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for tips on creating or updating your profile, searching for job opportunities and applying to postings.
Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted.
The BC Public Service is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. As part of that commitment, we welcome and support diverse talents throughout our organization. For more information on how diversity works in the BC Public Service, please visit our diversity page.
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In order for applicants to be considered for this position, their resume must clearly demonstrate that they have the following:
- High School graduation or equivalent GED. Post secondary education in a social services field preferred.
- Experience delivering customer service and ability to adapt and work effectively in a high volume, fast paced, rapidly changing environment in an in-person or phone service centre (minimum 1 year experience preferred).
- Demonstrated computer skills and ability to multi-task (type and talk), using multiple computer applications and systems. (minimum 1 year experience preferred).
- Experience determining client eligibility for programs and services (minimum 1 year experience preferred).
- Effective verbal and written business English skills.
- Experience working with diverse clients with multiple barriers to employment. This may involve exposure to unpleasant dealings with angry or abusive clients, from various ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation, who may have substance abuse/ mental health issues, physical disabilities. This may also include exposure to hazards from frequently working around clients in crisis.
- Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry.
Applicants who move forward in the process may be assessed on the following competencies:
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- Teamwork and Cooperation
- Listening, Understanding and Responding
- Service Orientation
- 12 months ago