Social Program Officer

Social program officers may identify and analyse social problems, conditions and trends and plan and develop social programs and services. Officers may need to

  • Provide advice and counselling
  • Supervise positions that provide care to children
  • Provide addictions treatment and prevention services
  • Develop care plans for persons with a mental health issues
  • Provide clinical social work services to individuals, families and groups
  • Plan and develop programs and recommend policies related to health services
  • Support hospitalized/institutionalized mentally ill patients or emotionally disturbed youths
  • Act as advocate for hospitalized/institutionalized mentally ill patients or emotionally disturbed youths
  • Act as officer of the court and as a peace officer for investigations, prepare reports, present information and carry out the terms of case dispositions
  • Analyse problems, conditions and programs within the field of corrections work
  • Plan for the community release of residents of correctional facilities
  • Act as a family court counsellor to provide mediation, conciliation, investigation and enforcement services
  • Provide theoretical and skills training in the above fields of specialization

Applicable Job Codes

  BCGEU
Job Code 501171
Salary Plan GEU
Bargaining Unit Code 3

Salary

Grid 14

Note: Per the 18th Main Public Service Agreement, the Employer and the BCGEU have jointly agreed that, effective April 1, 2021, the point band range for Grid 14 will be amalgamated with the point band range for Grid 15. As a result of this decision, Grid 14 will no longer be used and all employees who are currently at the Grid 14 level will be moved over to their same classification and current step at the Grid 15 level.

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Applicable Job Codes

  BCGEU
Job Code 501171
Salary Plan GEU
Bargaining Unit Code 3

Salary

Grid 15

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Applicable Job Codes

  BCGEU
Job Code 501173
Salary Plan GEU
Bargaining Unit Code 3

Salary

Grid 18

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Applicable Job Codes

  BCGEU
Job Code 501178
Salary Plan GEU
Bargaining Unit Code 3

Salary

Grid 21

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Applicable Job Codes

  BCGEU SCHED A
Job Code 501174 361174
Salary Plan GEU OEX
Bargaining Unit Code 3 0

Salary

Grid 24

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Note: This classification was inactivated, effective Oct 1, 2015. Please refer to the Social Program Officer 27 classification.

Applicable Job Codes

  BCGEU
Job Code 501175
Salary Plan GEU
Bargaining Unit Code 3

Salary

Grid 26

Position is inactive. See current rates for the Social Program Officer 27.

Previous pay rates

Rates effective April 5, 2015

Step Annual Monthly Bi-weekly Hourly
1 62,559.27 5,213.27 2,397.89 34.2556
2 64,472.40 5,372.70 2,471.22 35.3031
3 66,449.71 5,537.48 2,547.01 36.3859
4 68,493.28 5,707.77 2,625.34 37.5049
5 71,532.16 5,961.01 2,741.82 39.1689

Note: This classification became active, effective October 1st, 2015. Please refer to the Social Program Officer 26 classification for salary figures prior to that date.

Applicable Job Codes

  BCGEU
Job Code 501175
Salary Plan GEU
Bargaining Unit Code 3

Salary

Grid 27

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Note: The Employer and the BCGEU have jointly agreed that, effective October 15, 2017, the Social Program Officer 28 (SPO 28) classification will be retired. As a result of this decision, all employees who are classified as Social Program Officer 28 have been moved over to the Social Program Officer 30 (SPO 30) classification.

Applicable Job Codes

  BCGEU
Job Code 501176
Salary Plan GEU
Bargaining Unit Code 3

Salary

Grid 28

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Rates effective April 2, 2017

Grid Level 28
Step Annual Monthly Bi-weekly Hourly
1 68,217.52 5,684.79 2,614.77 37.3539
2 70,302.31 5,858.53 2,694.68 38.4954
3 72,455.73 6,037.98 2,777.22 39.6746
4 74,680.88 6,223.41 2,862.51 40.8930
5 77,991.09 6,499.26 2,989.39 42.7056

Applicable Job Codes

  BCGEU
Job Code 501177
Salary Plan GEU
Bargaining Unit Code 3

Salary

Grid 30

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