BC Public Service
Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia
An opportunity to help protect BC’s most vulnerable citizens
Salary $58,629.96 – $66,726.25 annually
The Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia (PGT) is an independent statutory corporation sole and acts under provincial legislation to protect the legal rights and interests of children, vulnerable adults and deceased and missing persons. Promoting family involvement in securing protection for individuals or their estates is priority one for the Public Guardian and Trustee.
The Services to Adults Division delivers a wide range of individualized services to or on behalf of vulnerable adults who require assistance in managing, protecting, and making decisions about their personal, financial or legal affairs. Vulnerable adults may require assistance by reason of mental illness, developmental disability, traumatic brain injury or degenerative conditions affecting brain functions (e.g. dementia).
Part 3 of the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act will be coming into force on November 4, 2019. This new important legislation protects the rights of British Columbians by ensuring that adults provide informed consent when moving into a care facility. In situations where an adult is mentally incapable of providing consent themselves, the law allows a substitute decision maker to consent on their behalf The Public Guardian and Trustee of BC is named as a potential substitute decision maker and will be involved in this very impactful decision.
The Personal Care Decisions team is seeking two Regional Consultants to work out of the PGT’s Victoria office. In this role, the Regional Consultant will be responsible for making care facility admission decisions and/or authorizing others to act as substitute decision makers. In addition, the role requires an extensive amount of consultation with external stakeholders, research, and investigation in situations that are often urgent and involve complex abuse/neglect dynamics.
Qualifications for this role include:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Degrees in social sciences discipline may be considered (e.g. psychology, sociology, gerontology, or related field).
- Preference may be given to candidates with a Master’s.
- Minimum of three years of progressive and recent related experience working in a setting oriented towards providing services to people with disabilities, a mental illness, developmental disability, traumatic brain injury or degenerative conditions affecting brain functions (e.g. dementia)
To learn more, including how to apply online by November 13, 2019, please visit: