Competition #44818
Job title: Advocate
Classification: Applied Leadership (under review) (full-time)
Location: Victoria or Burnaby, B.C.
Salary: $74,880.00 – $81,151.20 (under review). Salary on appointment as per RCY’s salary administration policy.

This posting is for 1 permanent and one temporary position (7 months).

The Representative for Children and Youth, an independent officer of the B.C. Legislature, works to influence positive change to B.C.’s child-, youth- and young adult-serving system. The Representative’s Office provides advocacy support to people dealing with the service system and advocates directly on behalf of children, youth and young adults, monitors and reviews government services to children and youth and reviews and sometimes investigates deaths and critical injuries of children and youth who are receiving services.

RCY Advocates provide intake and advocacy services to children and youth accessing a designated or prescribed service under the Representative for Children and Youth Act and to young adults (age 19-23) eligible for community living services and who received a reviewable service within the 15 months before their 19th birthday. Intake and advocacy services include assessing service requests, providing information and referrals, engaging with relevant stakeholders in early resolution, promoting and supporting self-advocacy to build individual, organizational and community capacity and providing direct advocacy services where appropriate.

Please note:

  • This position is excluded from union membership
  • An eligibility list may be established for similar positions within the same geographic location for a period of up to one year.
  • Preference may be given to Indigenous applicants
  • Travel is required. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational needs of the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth. Use of private vehicle may be required.
  • The successful applicant requires a police record check and is subject to a criminal record review.


  1. Review the job profile
  2. Submit a cover letter and resume detailing your relevant work experience and how you meet the stated qualifications
  3. Include the position title and competition number on the cover letter and in the email subject line
  4. Applications must be submitted by email to

Only those applicants who pass the initial screening based on the education and experience qualifications specified in the job profile will be considered for the next step in the selection process. Your resume and cover letter must therefore clearly specify how your education and experience meet the required job qualifications. Please be as clear and specific as possible. Ensure your resume includes the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as the job-related responsibilities. If you do not clearly identify how you meet the education and experience requirements for the position, your application will not be considered. Please note that the content and/or format of your cover letter and resume may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Only those applications submitted to the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth directly by email will be considered. DO NOT apply for this position by submitting your profile on the BC Government Hiring Centre website.

Please note that incomplete applications or late applications will not be evaluated or acknowledged.

Your application must be received at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13th, 2017.

By submitting your application, you certify that all information submitted is true, complete and correct. Any information provided in your application, any assessment documents or processes and/or an interview that is found to be false or misrepresented in any respect, may eliminate you from further consideration for employment or may result in dismissal.

Crystal Lynam, Human Resources Coordinator