Is this program right for you?
This program is for you if you are a recently hired Youth Probation Officer interested in making positive changes in the lives of youth.
Completion of this program provides Youth Probation Officers with foundational and practical knowledge about the role, duties, and functions of community Youth Probation Officers and how they fit into the multi-disciplinary approach of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
This program consists of a combination of online and in-person courses. Newly hired Youth Probation Officers are mentored in their office and provided with practical experience while completing coursework.
Q: What is the hiring process for youth probation officers in BC?
A: In British Columbia, Youth Probation Officers are employed by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Available Youth Probation Officer positions are posted on the BC Public Service Employment Opportunities website. Youth Probation Officers are hired to work in a specific office/location in BC.
If you are interested in a career as a Youth Probation Officer in BC, you must meet the following criteria:
- Bachelor's degree, preferably in a related discipline (social work, criminology, sociology, psychology) however, other degrees may be considered
- Experience in a justice, educational, or social service setting that involves supervision, counselling or conflict resolution
- Valid BC driver's license
- Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position)