BC Public Service career opportunity – Psychiatric Social Worker

Ministry of Children and Family Development
Prince George


Psychiatric Social Worker

$65,884.61 – $75,147.62 annually,
plus 1-Grid Temporary Market Adjustment


This position is a temporary assignment until 09/21/2021.


This position has full-time hours, with a commitment to evening/weekend shift(s) as determined collaboratively between the employer and employee.


This position is also posted as a Nurse 7 classification here: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/67412


A hands-on role helping children and youth in your community.


Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services (YFPS) is mandated to provide inpatient and outpatient Court-ordered and Court- related assessment and treatment services to young persons pursuant to the Youth Criminal Justice Act as well as other relevant federal and provincial statutes. YFPS also provides services to young persons found unfit to stand trial and those youth found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder (NCRMD), pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada.


Services are provided through outpatient clinics and contracted service providers located throughout the province. An inpatient assessment unit (IAU), located in Burnaby provides mental health services to BYCS. Regional outpatient clinics located in Burnaby, Langley, Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna service the five macro regions of the North, the Interior, Vancouver Island, South Burnaby and the Lower Mainland.


Assessment and treatment services may include specialized treatment services for youth who may have committed violent or sexual offences; have offended and are experiencing mental health, behavioural, drug and/or alcohol addictions problems; and who are in custody facilities in need of mental health services.

Qualifications for this role include:


  • Masters degree or higher, MSW preferred; OR equivalent education and training (e.g. M.Ed (Counselling) and MA (Clinical or Counselling Psychology) OR comparable graduate degree at the Master’s level).

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). Confirmation for equivalency for your degree is required for you to be considered. Please indicate in your resume (include a copy of the approval; if in progress), proof must be provided on or by the closing date of the posting).

NOTE: Successful MSW prepared candidates are required to seek and obtain clinical registration with the Board of Registration for Social Workers (BRSW) within 6 months of having completed the required 3000 hours of supervised clinical practice.

  • Minimum one year clinical experience working within an adolescent mental health environment and for providing a wide range of outpatient-oriented assessment and treatment services.
  • Will be required to work evenings and weekends.


For more information and to apply online by February 24, 2020, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/67411