Education Support Worker
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government

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Posted: 03-25-2020

Closes: Until filled


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Education Support Worker - Term
Department: Human Resources, Education & Training
Posting Date: March 24, 2020
Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Start Date: To be determined
End date: March 31, 2022
Salary: Level 7 Step 1 (73,272.14 annually)

Closing Date 4:00pm (PST): Until Filled

Reporting to the Education Manager, the Education Support Worker (ESW) proactively provides support to Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in students and their families to ensure that learning outcomes are successful and to generally facilitate the overall educational, personal, social, emotional and spiritual well-being of TH students including those with special needs. This position will maintain a regular schedule at Robert Service School and at the TH Education Department to promote students' academic success, advocate on behalf of students, maintain regular communication with families, monitor student progress, inform TH citizens about education programs, develop positive relationships with school staff, coordinate programs/service delivery and referrals, collaborate with YFN CELC's/ESWs and organize other special projects or duties as assigned by the HRET Director. The position acts as a liaison between RSS teachers, students and parents on educational and personal matters. This position is also responsible for carrying out daily operational duties, monitoring monthly budgets, work plans, activity reports, and other general administrative duties.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter & resume clearly demonstrating the qualifications below, as selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide:

Essential Qualifications:
· Minimum High School Grade 12 (or equivalency) and Diploma/Degree in Education, Social Work, Counselling, or a related academic field of study combined with experience working with First Nations students, schools, and communities. An equivalent combination of education, knowledge, skills and experience may be considered;
· 2+ years of experience working directly with children/youth in an education, social, health, and/or wellness program/service delivery environment;
· Knowledge of available community resources, programs, and services, and accessing local supports;
· Knowledge of public school environments, and the services and supports available in the public school system;
· General awareness of educational, cultural and social issues affecting First Nation people;
· Knowledge and understanding of TH history, culture and traditions, or willingness to learn;
· Experience in program planning, coordination, development and delivery to meet identified goals and objectives;
· Experience using restorative practices combined with an understanding of the connection between restorative justice philosophy and the traditional practices of indigenous cultures;
· Experience with office procedures including, creating and maintaining files, completing forms, and using a personal computer and associated software.

· General understanding of the TH Self-Government Agreements, TH Final Agreement and TH Implementation Plans, or willingness to learn;
· Knowledge of the educational priorities of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in government and TH Education, or willingness to learn;
· Experience in mediating and resolving conflicts.

Conditions of Employment:
· Criminal Records (fingerprint) Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening;
· Ability to work a flexible work schedule when required;
· Willingness to travel outside the community as required;
· Willingness to take training as requested / approved by the supervisor;
· Standard First Aid and Wilderness First Aid;
· Class 5 Driver's License with clear driver's abstract;

A detailed job description is available upon request.

For more information, contact Human Resources
Phone: (867) 993-7100 – EX: 126 or 170 Fax: (867) 993-6553 Email:
Mail: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Government, P.O. Box 599, Dawson City, Yukon, Y0B 1G0
Physical Location: 1242 Front Street, Dawson City, Yukon

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

"To work together, to speak with one voice and to serve Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Citizens in the pursuit of a strong, healthy, and united future."  


Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Wage: Level 7 Step 1 (73,272.14 annually)

Full Time Term

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Apply to: Human Resources
Fax: +1 (867) 993-6553
In Person:
PO Box 599, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0 Physical Location: 1242 Front Street, Dawson City, Yukon