Family Counsellor
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government

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Posted: 03-25-2020

Closes: 14 month term with possible extension


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Family Counsellor – Term
Department: Wellness
Posting Date: March 24, 2020
*Updated Wage & Term Length April 24, 2020
Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Start date: To be determined
End Date: 14-month Term, with possible extension
Salary: Level 8 Step 1 ($3,213.17 bi-weekly)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under the direction of the Manager of Wellness, the Family Counsellor is responsible for overseeing, planning and delivering prevention-based family counselling and therapeutic programming that relates to the mental and emotional wellness of TH families, youth and children as well as building platforms for family connection. The programs will be based both in the Wellness Centre, in-home and in the community. The Family Counsellor will also provide situational programming relating to mediation and family conferencing. The Counsellor will also participate in programming and community-based events as needed as a part of their employment.
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:
· Grade 12, with a Masters Diploma in Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or other related field; or significant equivalent and relevant work experience may be considered;
· Knowledge of the intergenerational impact on individuals, families, children and communities as a result of colonialism, which may include experiences with foster care, group homes, loss of culture, loss of family and family unit, family violence, problematic substance use, physical and sexual abuse by others, emotional abuse, lack of education with regards to parenting skills and self-harm / risky behaviors as well as suicidal ideation;
· Knowledge of the effects of FASD, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder and other physical/cognitive disabilities, mental wellness and concurrent disorders;
· Sound trauma-informed practice and PTSD recovery knowledge;
· Knowledge of best-practice models regarding Family Counselling and Therapy;
· Program delivery and provision of support services to clients; including parent education, mediation and life skills development;
· Ability to utilize assessment, analytical and evaluation methods, tools and techniques;
· Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to develop and maintain positive, productive and professional relationships with clients, families, the community, co-workers and other departments and outside agencies;
· De-escalation and conflict management / resolution skills, mediation and resolution skills.

· Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy skills;
· Ability/certification to train staff in therapeutic methods;
· Knowledge of, or willing to learn, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in government structure, culture, traditions, history, demographics, family structures, socio-economic dynamics, challenges and aspirations, basic phrases of the Hän language, as well as the intergenerational impacts of historical trauma on individuals, families and communities;
· Knowledge of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in culture and traditions as it relates to healing;
· Class 4 license.

Conditions of Employment:
· Mandatory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector screening prior to starting this position;
· Class 5 driver's license with a clear driver's abstract, and willingness to get a class 4 license;
· Ability to work a flexible work schedule when required;
· Comply with TH Policies and Procedures;
· Standard First Aid / CPR, Wilderness First Aid, or willingness to obtain;
· Willingness to take training / courses to further enhance skills as needed;
· Harassment, bullying and discrimination will not be tolerated in the work-place and could result in termination of employment for cause.

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


Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Wage: Level 8 Step 1 ($3,213.17 bi-weekly)

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