Employment Central - Family Wellness Worker – Term

Family Wellness Worker – Term

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government

Competition #: 005-03-2023

Family Wellness Worker – Term
Department: Ni'ehłyat Nidähjì'
Location: Chief John Jonas Centre – Dawson, YT
Posting Date: April 11, 2023
Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Start Date: Immediately
End Date: March 31, 2024 (with possible extension)
Salary: Level 7 Step 1 ($3,081.18 biweekly)

Closing Date: Until Filled

Under the direction of the Ni'ehłyat Nidähjì' (Our Families, Our Future) Manager, the Family Wellness Worker is responsible for providing in-home and community support services in various formats to high risk families, children and youth, in particular those who are survivors of residential schools and / or have experienced the intergenerational impacts of residential schools. This position will provide support to the Family Wellness Support Workers in their daily interactions with families. The Family Wellness Worker will assist families in Dawson and surrounding area 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 in coordination with Yukon Government Health and Social Services when necessary 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.

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:
  • Post-Secondary Diploma / Certificate or relevant coursework in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Psychology or related field. An equivalent combination of education, knowledge, skills and experience may be considered.
  • Previous experience in a similar profession implementing the best-practice models of family support, prevention and delivery.
  • Experience providing support services to clients including parent education, life skills management, capacity-building, household management, and self-care.
  • Previous experience working in an office administration role with demonstrated ability to utilize computer (including MS Office Suite, 365, Zoom), office equipment, file and records management principles / practices.
  • Experience implementing, interpreting and complying with workplace policies, procedures and practices.
  • Relevant experience working in a leadership capacity with ability to take initiative.
  • Experience with crisis intervention, mediation, de-escalation, conflict resolution, and utilizing counseling skills.
  • Knowledge of community agencies and resources available to utilize in case management, planning and referrals.

  • Knowledge of holistic case management and trauma informed practices.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with clients, families, the community, co-workers and other departments and outside agencies.
  • Knowledge of residential schools and the intergenerational impact on individuals, families, children and communities which may include (but are not limited to) experiences with foster care, group homes, loss of culture, loss of family and family unit, family violence, problematic substance use.
  • Familiarity and understanding of the formal justice and child welfare systems, including relevant legislation, and an understanding of Indigenous peoples’ history with the formal court systems and child apprehension and welfare.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with a clear driver’s abstract.
  • Standard First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain.
  • TH101 cultural awareness training.

A detailed job description is available upon request.

For more information, contact Human Resources or visit our website at: Trondek.ca
Phone: (867) 993-7100 Send inquiries to: 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.
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