Veterans Service Agent
Federal Public Service
Victoria (British Columbia)
25d ago

Important messages

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.

As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Your résumé must clearly demonstrate that you meet the requirements for education and experience, otherwise your application may be rejected at screening.

Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

Candidates will be asked to provide proof of their education credentials at a later date. For foreign credentials, proof of Canadian equivalency will be required within one month of being contacted for assessment.

Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to begin this process at time of application to this inventory.

Candidates will be asked to provide proof of Canadian citizenship.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

An interview, written exam or situational exercise may be administered. Reference checks may be sought.

Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at

Reader Service : 1-800-461-6263

Come and see us at the Invictus Games : Veteran Career Summit in Toronto, September 28-29th 2017 (www.invictusgames2017.com).

Duties

Screens clients using departmentally-approved tools and identifies presenting or potential issues / concerns.

Provides targeted assistance in response to client needs, including determining eligibility as per Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) eligibility guidelines, active interviewing, assessing information gathered and making decisions on VAC programs and services as per delegated financial authority.

Refers clients to Case Managers for potential assessment and VAC case management services, provides contact information for and / or communicates with external organizations to facilitate the provision of, or access to, benefits and services to clients, as appropriate.

Collaborates / consults with, and serves as a member of, the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) ; and liaises with other VAC service areas, as required.

Provides information and advice with respect to client eligibility for internal / external programs and benefits; and initiates applications for VAC programs and services, as required.

Follows-up on client cases / referrals, as per program requirements.

Ensures that standards are adhered to when documenting client information.

Work environment

Want to make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families? Apply to be a Veterans Service Agent at Veterans Affairs Canada!

We are committed to making a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families. At Veterans Affairs Canada, we look for highly motivated, caring and forward-

thinking individuals to join our team.

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is evolving to meet the changing needs of Veterans. Over the past two years, the team at VAC has hired hundreds of frontline staff and opened ten area offices in communities from coast to coast to coast to improve support for Veterans and their families.

Veterans Affairs Canada continues to look for qualified and motivated individuals for locations across Canada.

Interested in serving Canada’s Veterans? Join our team and make a difference!

Intent of the process

Create an inventory which can be used for permanent, temporary, full-time, part-time, or casual employment.

NOTE - casual employment means a short-term employment option to hire persons to the Public Service for a period not to exceed 90 working days in one department in any one calendar year.

Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

Your résumé.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification.

Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

EDUCATION :

Successful completion of post-secondary school diploma (includes community college, CEGEP, technical college or university) with specialization in a health-

related or social work field or other specialty related to the position.

Experience in applying provisions of legislative, regulatory or policy related benefits or services.

Experience working in a health care, social service, or military interdisciplinary team environment.

Experience in screening clients for benefits, services, follow-up and referrals.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

English Essential, French Essential, and Bilingual Imperative CBC / CBC

Ability to prioritize, organize and manage a workload.

Ability to analyse and problem solve.

Ability to communicate effectively orally

Ability to communicate effectively in writing

Ability to deal with situations of conflict and crisis.

Ability to document and maintain records.

Adaptability and Flexibility

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Experience as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Experience in dealing with the Canadian Armed Forces military culture.

Experience in working with clients who have mental health and addictions issues.

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups : Aboriginal peoples, Persons with a Disability; Visible Minorities, Women.

Reasonable measures of accommodation can be taken in order to meet employees' or candidates' needs, unless requirements necessitate undue hardship.

Veterans Service Agents are assigned to a primary work location but may be required to work at various locations and travel between these locations.

Must be willing to occasionally officially represent the Department at functions such as conferences, commemorative events, etc.

Conditions of employment

  • Reliability and Security : Reliability Status;
  • Willingness to travel for work related duties;
  • In possession of a valid driver’s license or has similar mobility in accordance within the approved limits of the Treasury Board Travel Policy;
  • Consent to be deployed or assigned within the area of the office, as per the organizational needs.

    For example :

    For Edmonton IPSC and Edmonton Office positions : Consent to be deployed or assigned within the Edmonton offices (IPSC, Edmonton), as per the organizational needs.

    For Ste-Foy and Valcartier IPSC positions : Consent to be deployed or assigned within the Quebec Area (Ste-Foy or Valcartier), as per the organizational needs.

    Other information

    PLEASE NOTE : For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for all screening / assessment / notification purposes.

    Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

    You will be required to show how you demonstrate the essential qualifications (i.e. Education, Experience and / or Occupational Certification) for the initial screening through your resume, and / or in answering online screening questions.

    It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities.

    Rather you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN, and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described skills, experience, etc.

    provided in the screening questions should be supported by your resume. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.

    If you do not fully complete the screening questions as instructed, you may be screened out.

    Applicants with disabilities : Should you require a technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate so in your application.

    Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency within one month of being contacted for assessment.

    Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to begin this process at time of application to this inventory. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http : / / www.cicic.ca /

    Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only).

    Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

    Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications noted in the Statement of Merit Criteria to be appointed to a position.

    A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he / she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications or operational requirements.

    However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

    A written exam may be administered.

    Interviews may be conducted.

    Reference checks may be conducted.

    Candidates must obtain the required pass mark for each qualification in order to be given further consideration in the selection process.

    Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, and organizational needs may be applied at the time of staffing.

    Candidates may be contacted and assessed against these criteria at any time during this process.

    An assignment, secondment, or acting appointment requires approval of your supervisor.

    Candidates from outside the federal public service will be required to pay for their own travel and relocation expenses.

    All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line :

  • Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
  • Applicants can modify their application / resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
  • Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
  • Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
  • For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.
  • Tips for applicants :

  • Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
  • Pre-screening questions are an important part of your application. Take the time to answer the questions with as much details and examples as allowed.
  • This is your chance to sell yourself and tell us what you can bring to Veterans Affairs Canada.

  • Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples / details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
  • Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
  • The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are .

    The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.

    If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

    Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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