Regional Social Worker

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

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Preference will be given to qualified candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

This is an until-filled competition which will be used to fill multiple indeterminate and term positions, working 75 hours bi-weekly. 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.

This competition will also be used to fill vacancies of a permanent, term, auxiliary and/or casual for Regional Social Worker and other positions similar in scope that may become available in the next 6 months.

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 health and social services.

Support the Department of Health and Social Services and Family and Children’s Services Branch to make a difference in Yukon and provide a range of support to families and children within Yukon communities.

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

As a Regional Social Worker, you will deliver Child Welfare, Social Assistance, Adult Protection and Youth Justice Services throughout Yukon (including communities outside of Whitehorse). In this role, you will make a positive difference in the lives of children and families within Yukon communities where the population can vary between several hundred and 4000.

If you have a desire to support the lives of Yukoner’s through a dedicated career in social services, consider becoming a member of our dynamic Family and Children’s Services team. We are seeking a highly motivated, dynamic, resourceful and results-oriented social worker for our communities

For information about this position, please contact Norm Welch, Manager - Regional Services at 867-667-3473 or

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Anusha Subramanian at:

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

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Bachelor of Social Work; and,
Social work experience and/or practicum in providing services to families, children and individuals.
Experience working in remote communities and indigenous cultural competency would be an asset to this role

NOTE: If your Bachelor of Social Work degree was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through any members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC).

Candidates who are currently students in a Bachelor of Social Work program, who can demonstrate the essential qualifications through internships, practicums, cooperative and voluntary placements, and that have verification of graduation in 2020 may be considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may 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;
Demonstrates interest in child and family services including child protection;
Sound ethical decision making and judgement 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 build and maintain effective relationships and professional partnerships that demonstrates a professional level of written and oral communication;
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; and,
Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment:
Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector,
Valid Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent,
Verification of Bachelor of Social Work; and,
Delegation within 12-months of hire under the Child and Family Services Act.

Job Requirements:
Willingness to work in rural communities;
Extensive travel is required;
Provide coverage for other workers as needed;
Frequent evening, weekend and statutory holiday work hours are required; and,
Occasionally involvement in situations involving angry, abusive or abused clients and may be exposed to hazards from frequently working around volatile parents and/or children who are in crisis.

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Eligibility List
6 months
Post Date
8 November 2019
Close Date
7 February 2020