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Executive Director/Registrar

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About the Position

Responsible for the successful oversight and management of the BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW), according to the strategic direction set out by the Board of Directors, while upholding all aspects of, and maintaining regulations implemented under the Social Workers Act. Engaging and motivating internal stakeholders as well as effectively liaising with multiple external stakeholders, the Executive Director/Registrar will focus on elevating the profession of social work and enhancing the registrant experience while increasing public perception and awareness.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Ensure that the operations of the College achieve the mandate (duty and objects) as set out in the Social Workers Act, while seeking to maintain the highest standards of social work practice
• Act within the laws of the Province of British Columbia as they relate to professional regulation and specifically the regulation of social workers under the Social Workers Act, Social Workers Regulation, and Bylaws of the College, including but not limited to:
o Maintaining effective, accurate, and fair oversight of the registration process
o Ensuring that all complaints are addressed and managed in a timely manner by maintaining a transparent, objective, and respectful process
• Work within a framework as established by the Board; execute and implement the overall strategic direction, expected outcomes, and annual priorities of the BCCSW
• Develop, oversee, and manage an annual budget for approval by the board; making recommendations specific to performance to budget throughout the year
• Manage and mitigate risks related to information, financials, staff, facilities, equipment, and reputation
• Recruit, support, appropriately compensate, and evaluate all staff by creating and recommending best practice Human Resources policies, procedures, and guidelines for discussion and approval by the Board
• Represent the College in a professional manner to external parties including, but not limited to, government, ministerial staff, social work bodies, registrants, other regulatory bodies, the media and other concerned individuals and organizations
• Inform and educate registrants of the College about social work regulation and regulatory practice issues, promote the social work profession and the regulation of social work
• Proactively identifying issues requiring attention
• Be well informed of the quasi-judicial roles and responsibilities of the Board and Board Sub-Committees

About You

As a truly great leader who is passionate about Social Work, you are seeking a unique and challenging opportunity. You see all that is great about the profession of Social Work, but relish the opportunity to improve public perception and registrant experience. You thrive in fast paced environments that require creative problem solving, innovative thinking, and proactive issues resolution. Your inclusive style ensures you operate with the utmost integrity and fairness while seeking only excellence in all you do.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION

• Registered Social Worker with an MSW from an accredited School of Social Work and social work experience preferred
• Minimum ten years of leadership experience, preferably in a management capacity
• Proven success working directly with and supporting organizations whereby regulatory bodies and legislative mandates are a necessity
• Demonstrated ability to build, manage, and maintain strong relationships within an organization that has multiple stakeholders
• Experience working with and reporting to a Board of Directors would be an asset
• Strong conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently manage change
• Demonstrated commitment to the core social work values of honesty, integrity, courage, humility, compassion, service, fairness, respect for human worth and dignity and promoting social and administrative justice
• Clear ethical framework for decision-making with a capacity to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas
• Superior communication skills – written and verbal
• Up to 20% travel with some potential international travel

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Please email your cover letter and resume in a single word or PDF file to Shannon Okun at shannon@reimaginehr.ca, being sure to include the position title in the subject line. This posting will remain open until filled.
We kindly ask that applications be sent by email only—no fax or mail applications please—and request that you do not phone. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in BCCSW.

About Us

We are a dynamic organization seeking our next visionary leader. Located in Vancouver, The BC College of Social Workers regulates the social work profession in British Columbia. Supporting over 4500 registrants and upholding the Social Workers Act, our mission is to protect the public interest by establishing and supporting high standards for qualified Registered Social Workers.

 

Director Professional Practice

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About the Position

The Director of Professional Practice (DPP) will serve as an internal consultant by acting as a subject matter resource to the public, registrants, applicants, and other stakeholders of the organization. With the utmost professionalism, the DPP will support the mission of the BCCSW to develop, maintain, and enhance; Standards of Practice, uphold objective and transparent operation processes including fair and accountable inquiry and registration processes.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

• With adherence to the ethics and Standards of Practice practices of the BCCSW you will work to enhance the social work profession
• Oversee all registration related functions. This includes but is not limited to ensuring:
o efficient and effective administrative procedures are in place,
o Registered Social Workers and Registered Clinical Social Workers are fully supported with all inquires and issues, and
o information is collected and stored in a timely, safe, and accurate manner by all administrative parties involved in the registration process
• Provide distinct attention to the clinical specialty area of the BCCSW by facilitating and assisting applicants while maintaining the high standards expected of a specialty designation
• Assess equivalency of related degrees within the established policy framework
• Assess applicant competence and social work education for the purpose of credentialing
• Assess competence and quality practice initiatives for the purpose on ongoing credentialing
• Plan and conduct investigations into application related issues. This includes but is not limited to appropriate and accurate documentation, sound and fair investigative procedures and providing timely and just assessments and recommendations to the Registrar
• Work with a variety of trade agreements and understand their impact on regulatory processes
• Leverage principles of administrative law and issues of procedural fairness
• Develop and implement various policies and policy enhancements related to registration
• Act as resource/liaison to various Committees of the BCCSW Board of Directors

About You

You are passionate about the field of Social Work. Leveraging your communication excellence, you have a natural ability to deliver messages with tact and professionalism all while upholding appropriate process and procedure. You thrive in environments where you are challenged to explore different ways to successfully support clientele while continuously enhancing the practice and regulation of social work. You are most excited to take on a leadership role where you can truly make a positive impact on the profession of Social Work within British Columbia.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION

• Minimum 7 to 10 years recent working experience in the Social Work field
• Master of Social Work degree from an accredited program and a Registered Social Worker, Registered Clinical Social Worker, or eligible for registration with the BC College of Social Workers
• Functional, working knowledge of the role of the BCCSW and its relationship to the public, government ministries, professional associations, agencies and other stakeholders
• A keen interest in the development of social work professional regulation practices within British Columbia
• Extensive understanding of social work practices and demonstrated consistent use of these practices in a broad range of social work related environments
• Demonstrated ability to write comprehensive policy, research and position papers that have been leveraged to improve social work related topics
• Exceptional communication and presentation skills with experience delivering key messages to diverse audiences in a professional manner
• Proven ability to work efficiently within a team and comfortable assuming leadership roles
• Impeccable ethical and professional reputation
• Creative problem solver with a strong focus on developing fair and effective solutions
• Innovative thinker with a strong analytical abilities
• Able to assess information quickly and make valid, reliable, evidence-informed decisions
• Detail oriented, with an understanding of how developed procedures fit with overall organizational goals

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Please email your cover letter and resume in a single word or PDF file to Shannon Okun at shannon@reimaginehr.cabeing sure to include the position title in the subject line. This posting will remain open until filled.
We kindly ask that applications be sent by email only—no fax or mail applications please—and request that you do not phone. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in BCCSW.

About Us

We are a dynamic organization seeking to fulfill a key leadership role within the field of Social Work. Located in Vancouver, The BC College of Social Workers regulates the social work profession in British Columbia. Supporting over 4500 registrants and upholding the Social Workers Act, our mission is to protect the public interest by establishing and supporting high standards for qualified Registered Social Workers.

 

The BC College of Social Workers is located in South Vancouver on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.