Employment Central - Counsellor for Indigenous Youth – Term

Counsellor for Indigenous Youth – Term

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government

Competition # 006-07-2022

Counsellor for Indigenous Youth – Term

Department: Education
Location: Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Offices – Dawson Y.T.
Posting Date: July 15, 2022
Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Start Date: Immediately
End Date: March 31, 2024 (with possible extension)
Salary: Level 8 Step 1 ($3,406.77 bi-weekly)

Closing Date 4:00pm (YST): Open Until Filled

Reporting to the Education Manager, the Counsellor for Indigenous Youth is responsible for overseeing, planning and delivering prevention-based counselling and therapeutic programming that relates to mental and emotional wellness to Indigenous students at Robert Service School. This position will provide supports to indigenous students who are struggling within the education system for a variety of factors as it relates to wellness. The Counsellor for Indigenous Youth will primarily focus on assisting to maintain student attendance and participation at school and work closely with the Education Support Workers, Community Education Liaison Coordinators and Education Manager. This position may also assist and participate in advising as it relates to curriculums and programs to reduce or remove barriers that are impacting indigenous students.

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, with a Masters Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or other related field( Bachelors Degree along with significant equivalent and relevant work experience may be considered);
  • Strong counselling and therapy skills, including therapeutic models and learning materials.
  • Ability to provide sound advice, skills and tools relating to behavioral and emotional management.
  • Experience in program delivery and provision of support services to clients including parent education, mediation and life skills management.
  • Strong knowledge in the effects of FASD, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder and other physical disabilities, mental wellness and concurrent disorders.
  • Sound trauma-informed practice and PTSD recovery knowledge.

  • Strong planning, organization and time management skills.
  • Strong advocacy skills.
  • Strong administrative skills and computer proficiency including Microsoft Office programs and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in government structure, culture, traditions, history, demographics, family structures.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector screening.

A detailed job description is available upon request.

For more information, contact Human Resources
Phone: (867) 993-7100 – EX: 126 or 133 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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