Family Services Worker
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government

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Posted: 04-13-2018

Closes: 4:00pm (PST): April 27, 2018


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Family Services Worker – Term Full Time- One Year (with possible extension(s)
Department: Health & Social
Posting Date: March 29, 2018
Salary: Level 5 Step 1 – 3 dependent on experience ($56,948.72- $62,643.70 annually)
*Subject to classification

Closing Date 4:00pm (PST): April 27, 2018

Under the direction of the Director of Health and Social, the Family Services Worker is responsible for providing support services in various formats to high risk families and citizens, in particular those who are survivors of residential schools and/or have suffered the intergenerational impacts of residential schools. The Family Services Worker will assist families in Dawson to ensure the safeguarding of children; prevent breakdown of family units and coordinate resources and services to the children and their families. The role will work collaboratively with Yukon Government Health and Social Services to ensure that the delivery and administration of child welfare services are inclusive and keep TH children safe, as well as connected to their families, communities, and culture by formalizing the existing working relationship between TH and YGHSS.

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

• Post-secondary diploma in Child & Youth Care, Social Work, Criminology, Psychology, or other related fields or experience equivalency;
• Experience and training in program delivery and providing support services to clients; including parent education, mediation and life skills management.
• Knowledge of the community agencies and resources available to utilize in case management, planning and referrals;
• Knowledge of residential schools and the intergenerational impact on individuals, families and communities which may include family violence, substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse by others, loss of parenting skills and self destructive behaviors
• Understanding of alcohol and drug abuse/family violence /sexual abuse / child abuse, neglect and effects of FASD;
• Knowledge of normal human behavior and stages of development;
• Knowledge of the importance of spiritual beliefs and healing;
• Knowledge of and ability to utilize assessment, analytical and evaluation methods and techniques;
• Knowledge of and experience working within pertinent legislation, such as Child & Family Services Act
• Knowledge of dynamics of family violence;
• Knowledge/skill in addictions counselling; conflict resolution and crisis intervention
• Exceptional interpersonal behavior and communication skills.
• Organizational and time management skills;
• Ability to prepare reports and proposals;
• Conflict management and dispute resolution abilities;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals accessing program;
• Ability to take initiative, work independently and meet deadlines;
• Ability to be creative and utilize visionary skills;
• Ability to demonstrate stability, maturity and integrity;
• Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal, mediation, conflict resolution and counselling skills;
• Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment;
• Ability to work effectively with a range of people (including potentially volatile clients);
• Effective communication skills, both oral and written;
• Interviewing and assessment skills;
• Ability to work effectively in a First Nation environment.

• Knowledge of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Government and Self-government Agreement;
• Knowledge of the history, culture and family structures of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in community;
• Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples history with formal justice and child welfare systems and socio-economic challenges.

Conditions of Employment:
• Mandatory confidentiality is a condition of employment for all Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in personnel. Failure to meet this requirement could result in dismissal;
• Valid Class 5 Driver's License and Driver's Abstract;
• Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Check;
• Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate;

A detailed job description is available upon request.

For more information, contact Human Resources
Phone: (867) 993-7100 Ext: 126 or 212 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.



Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: Term Full Time- One Year (with possible extension(s)
Wage: Level 5 Step 1 – 3 dependent on experience ($56,948.72- $62,643.70 annually) *Subject to classification

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