Youth Engagement Worker

Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT (13 months ago)

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AMENDMENT - This is an until-filled competition. Applications will be assessed on a regular basis, so candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice.

Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the position is filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.

This is for nine (9) full time term positions for a period of 24 months, working 75 hours bi-weekly, anticipatory permanent. Temporary assignments may be considered for current Yukon Government employees who have permission from their supervisor to apply.

This competition is preferenced to qualified candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

We are currently seeking Youth Engagement Workers to collaborate as part of a team providing support, supervision and life and social skills mentoring for up to 10 youth residing within our new youth transitional support program. The duties will include (but not be limited to) engaging with youth and supporting them to reach their goals, assisting with day to day routines within the home, supervising and teaching youth about basic household tasks and completing administrative duties such as daily logs and incident reports, etc.

Services have been designed to assist and empower youth as they transition to adulthood with supports. Your ability to offer trauma-specific interventions when required and to manage crisis situations will help ensure the safety and wellbeing of all residents, staff and others within the home. Successful applicants will be required to work a rotating schedule, including days, evenings and weekends on 8 hour shifts.

If you are an effective communicator who is flexible, attuned to the needs of youth and comfortable engaging youth and “doing with, not for” as you provide services, we would be pleased to receive your resume.

For more information about this position, please contact Simone Fournel, Senior Policy and Project Strategist, Family & Children’s Services at (867) 393-6994 or

For inquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact: Kyla Piper, HR Consultant at (867) 332-1881 or via email:

For more information on how to apply go to:

Essential qualifications:
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications – specifically – how your work experiences and related duties align with the essential qualifications shown below. Ensure a month/year format is used for each work experience. Note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Completion of post-secondary education in social work, child and youth care or other related social services field.
Experience working with youth, young adults and their families and implementing individualized plans with clients.
Knowledge of best practices in youth engagement and positive youth development.
Demonstrated commitment to continuous personal and professional learning and development.

Desired knowledge, skills and suitability:
Candidates should also have and may be assessed on:
An understanding of child maltreatment, trauma and the effects on child and youth development.
Trauma-informed practice, crisis and conflict intervention skills.
Strong collaborative and inter-personal skills.
Strong written and oral communications skills.
Commitment to professional ethical practice.

Additional information:
Conditions of pre-employment:
Criminal record check with Vulnerable Sector

Valid Yukon class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent

Current valid first aid and CPR level C

Negative result on TB screening

Conditions within the first 3 months of hire:
Must complete on-the-job training within 3 months of hire including but not limited to: CPI Non-violent crisis intervention, 7 Grandfather’s teaching, trauma-informed care training, HIPMA, First Nations 101.

Job requirements:
Working in a 24/7 environment; 8 hour shifts working during the week and on weekends (6 days on, 3 days off); overtime may be requested periodically; working with at risk clients with potential for physical, emotional or aggressive behaviour; being exposed to household cleaning and maintenance products; travelling within Whitehorse and/or transporting clients within Whitehorse.

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Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
10 September 2019
Close Date
10 December 2019