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SPO 24R – Youth Probation Officer – Indigenous Liaison (Growth)

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted July 16, 2021.

Youth Probation Officer
– Indigenous Liaison Social Program Officer 24 (Growth) An eligibility list may be established.

Consider a rewarding career opportunity as a Youth Probation Officer The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) works together with Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, Indigenous service partners and approximately 5,400 contracted community social service agencies and foster homes, cross-government and social sector partners to deliver inclusive, culturally respectful, responsive and accessible services that support the well-being of children, youth and families.

As part of MCFD’s strategic plan to enhance programs and services provided to Indigenous youth involved with Community Youth Justice this position will be based in Port Alberni and will service Indigenous youth from the West Coast (Tofino, Ucluelet, Ahousaht).

The Youth Probation Officer position will provide service to the traditional territories of the Nuuchanulth First Nations occupying the lands and sees from Port Renfrew to Cape Cook.

The Indigenous Liaison Youth Probation Officer will seek to develop a good working relationship with Indigenous Bands and communities, agencies, programs and services and with the Delegated Agency USMA.

Youth Probation Officers act as Officers of the court, advocating for young offenders and assisting young offenders to accept responsibility for their actions and arranges for/referrals to
– resources and programs.

The role of the Youth Probation Officer involves supervising court orders, attending court, and preparing written or delivering oral reports upon request of the court or Crown Counsel.

This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer.

The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live.

For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.

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 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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.

For specific position related enquiries, please contact


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: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field or equivalent.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Successful completion of the following courses offered by the Justice Institute of BC: Overview of the Youth Justice System
– YJUS-1006 If you’ve previously completed YPO100, YPO102 or YJ102 you don’t need to take YJUS-1006.

Overview of the Youth Criminal Justice Act
– YJUS-1007 If you’ve previously completed YPO101, YPO103 or YJ103 you don’t need to take YJUS-1007.

If you’ve worked as an Adult Probation Officer in British Columbia for the past two years, you’re only required to take YJUS-1007
– Overview of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Community Youth Probation Officer
– YJUS-1008 If you’ve previously completed YPO104 or YJ104 you don’t need to take YJUS-1008.

If you’ve worked as an Adult Probation Officer or a Youth Probation Officer in another Canadian jurisdiction for the past two (2) years, you’re not required to complete the three prerequisites.

Human Services fields include: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Studies, Education, Theology or Nursing.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following: Two (2) years or more experience working as an Adult Probation Officer or a Fully Delegated Youth Probation Officer or ability to be fully delegated under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

Experience in justice, educational or social service setting that involves supervision, counselling or conflict resolution.

Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.

Who have experience working with Indigenous communities, youth and families, including the preparation of Gladue reports and/or Indigenous based programs and services.

Who have work experience with Restorative Justice approaches.

Who have work experience as a Youth Probation Officer.

Please note: Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License with no restriction or equivalent (i.e.

from another Canadian Province).

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

Please refer to the Job Profile located in the additional information section at the bottom of the posting for: Salary placement based on education and experience.

Definition of job specific experience.

Willingness/proviso statements.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies.

– Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: 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.