Employment Central - AOC Youth Support Worker

AOC Youth Support Worker

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government


AOC Youth Support Worker
Department: Wellness
Location: Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Office – Dawson Y.T.
Posting Date: February 6, 2023
Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: Auxiliary On-Call
Salary: Level 2 Step 1 ($25.42/hour)

Closing Date: Ongoing

Reporting to the Youth Programs Coordinator, the Youth Support Worker is tasked with the front-line delivery of planned and scheduled programs and activities for youth ages 8–30 years. The recreational, cultural and social programs help youth gain: personal competencies (i.e. life skills), self-confidence and self-awareness, social and relationship skills, conflict resolution capabilities, problem-solving and leadership skills, and opportunities to learn traditional knowledge and explore TH culture. Programming is based out of Kʼäjìt-in Zho (The Youth Centre) and delivered from various venues, including: the Chief John Jonas Support Centre, community facilities, on-the-land camps and occasionally in other Yukon Communities. The incumbent(s) work very closely with the youth to establish trust and provide support, guidance and mentorship as well as ensure that daily programming activities are effectively organized and delivered.

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term, or auxiliary on-call vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

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. Applications will not be accepted without a cover letter and resume.

Essential Qualifications:
  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent combined with coursework or training in mental health, community work, youth work, or in a related field. An equivalent combination of education, knowledge, skills and experience may be considered.
  • Experience working with children, youth or young adults and leading activities, recreational programs, and/or group excursions.
  • Sound understanding of the social-emotional and developmental challenges faced by youth, such as substance use, sexuality and risky behaviors.
  • Ability to provide strong mentorship and act as a positive role model.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with youth / students, parents / guardians, families and community members.
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to set boundaries and remain professional.

  • Friendly, approachable, engaging and patient.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain and communicate the importance of strict confidentiality.
  • Cross cultural awareness, sensitivity and understanding.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • Standard First Aid certification.
  • Food Safe and WHMIS certificates.
  • Class 5 driver’s license and clear Driver’s Abstract.
  • Class 4 license or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, an asset.

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: hrjobs@trondek.ca
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.”

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