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Security, Growth & Satisfaction

Working as an Employment and Assistance Worker (EAW) and as a B.C. public servant, you'll receive great benefits, professional development opportunities and the satisfaction of knowing that you've provided help to people who need it, every day.

A Vital Part of the BC Public Service

In the role of an EAW, you will assist the Ministry of Social Development in fulfilling its mandate to help British Columbians in need achieve their full social and economic potential. As an employee of this ministry, you will be a member of the BC Public Service and will be entitled to all of its programs and benefits.


The hourly wage for this position ranges from from $22.20 to $28.20 hourly (or $1,554.55 to $1,974.62 per biweekly pay period). If you are a successful applicant in this growth position, you will be appointed at the entry (trainee) level and progress through an eight-level pay grid. Vacation time starts at three weeks per year, and as a staff member you will have the opportunity to take advantage of flextime or modified work weeks that can help you meet the demands of a changing family or pursue ongoing education.

We also offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance and a pension-matching program. If you wish to advance your career, you will have access to professional and educational development programs, conferences, seminars and flexible online learning.