Social Worker

Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT (30+ days ago)

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AMENDMENT - Closing date October 29, 2019.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

This is an until-filled competition which will be used to fill multiple one-year full-time term positions, working 75 hours bi-weekly. This competition will also be used to fill anticipatory permanent positions. Applications will be assessed on a regular basis, so candidates are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible, 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.

Yukon’s Department of Health and Social Services aims to promote, protect, and enhance the well-being of Yukon people through a continuum of quality, accessible, and appropriate services.

The Family and Children Services Branch within the Department of Health and Social Services promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth, while supporting healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in the Yukon.

The Branch is responsible for territory wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

Family and Children Services Branch is looking for motivated, collaborative, and committed social workers with a desire to work in the area of child welfare. Seize this opportunity to support the branch in the area of Child Welfare.

In this position, you will be responsible for the provision of child welfare casework in the areas of child protection, family services, and children in care. You will conduct investigations, assessments, and provide preventative and support services to children and families who may be at risk of abuse and/or neglect. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, children in care and extended family care.

Family and Children Services Social Workers are delegated to carry out duties under the Child and Family Services Act, provide after hours on-call coverage as required and work collaboratively with First Nation governments.

Are you committed in ensuring a safe and caring environment within Yukon communities by helping children and their families to develop to their full potential? We look forward to hearing from you!

For more information about this position, please contact: Leeann Kayseas, Manager, Family Services at 867-667-5045 or For information about the recruitment process, please contact: Anusha Subramanian, Human Resources Consultant at 867-332-4681 or

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.

Please note, selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Bachelor of Social Work; and,
Social work experience and/or practicum in providing services to families, children and individuals.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and will be assessed on:
Demonstrated interest in rural Yukon social work
Ability to work in a multicultural environment with an emphasis on Yukon First Nation's culture
Strong knowledge and experience in social work principles and practices in child welfare and case management
Demonstrated interest in child and family services including child protection
Sound ethical decision making skills that demonstrates the capacity to complete family, children and individual assessments at a professional level
Excellent decision making skills and practice guided by the Canadian Association of Social Work Code of Ethics
Ability to take a broad-based, strategic approach to community development in response to mandated client service
Ability to prepare affidavits or court documents and intervention services including investigations and core protection services
Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment

Vulnerable Sector Security Clearance
Valid Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent and,
Verification of Bachelor of Social Work degree

Job Requirements

Willingness to travel within and outside of Territory on an occasional basis with limited notice
Willingness to work extended hours with limited notice or be on standby for extended periods of time with frequent evening, weekend, and statutory holiday work hours and,
Exposure to potentially emotional and/or violent clients
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Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
27 September 2019
Close Date
29 October 2019