Mental Health Support Worker - Carmacks

Yukon Government - Haines Junction, YT (30+ days ago)

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This until filled competition is for auxiliary on call positions and will also be used for anticipatory permanent, term, casual or positions of a similar nature in various communities throughout the Yukon. This competition is preferenced to qualified candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

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.

The Mental Health Support Worker is responsible for working as part of the Serious and Persistent Mental Health Team in delivering one to one supported independent living services to clients. This position assists with planning and implementing psychosocial rehabilitation groups while collaborating closely with other community agencies as resources in the provision and coordination of these services to enable clients to live as independently as possible in the community.

For more information about this position, please contact Krisztian Kalasz, Clinical Supervisor at or Todd Pryor, Clinical Supervisor at

For more information about this process, please contact Arwen Rowe-Duguay, HR Consultant at

Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Ensure a month/year format is used for each work experience. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Diploma in Rehabilitation, Community Service Worker or related field;
Recent experience providing services to clients with disabilities and serious mental health illnesses;
Experience completing assessments, planning and implementing support plans.
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
Self-awareness with an ability to build and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consultation;
Strong communication, case management, and assessment skills;
Enthusiastic, highly motivated, with an ability to produce effective results;
Ability to work autonomously, as well as within a multi-disciplinary team environment;
An innovative approach to problem solving with a commitment to providing quality client service;
Ability to take a broad-based, strategic approach to planning

Additional Information:
Conditions of Employment: Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector, TB Screening, Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence, First Aid Certificate (to be obtained within 6 months of hire), and verification of your education

Job Requirements: Frequent (biweekly and/or monthly) travel with fleet vehicle to other communities (ex. Dawson City to Mayo and from Carmacks to Pelly Crossing). Accompanying clients to psychiatric appointments. Occasional irregular hours, evenings and weekends. May be exposed to second-hand smoke.

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
9 July 2019
Close Date
9 October 2019