Regional Social Worker

May 14 2024
Expected expiry date: June 17 2024
Industries Public administration
Categories Professionals, Support staff,
Mayo, YT • Full time
Job Summary and Requirements

This posting

This is an until-filled posting, and this posting will be used to fill 1 permanent full-time position working 75 bi-weekly. It will establish a 12-month eligibility list which may be used to fill similar positions.

This job is based in the thriving and diverse city of Mayo in the beautiful Yukon.

This position's recruitment is a collaborative initiative between the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun (FNNND) and the Department of Health and Social Services. The position is based in the village of Mayo and will work closely with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Health Director.

The position is located in the village of Mayo Yukon. Mayo is on the traditional territory of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun (FNNND). NND has approximately 660 Citizens, with roughly 350 living in Mayo. The population of Mayo is 500. Mayo is situated on the Stewart and Mayo Rivers. The community of Mayo is located approximately 410 km from Whitehorse, travelling on the North Klondike Highway and Silver Trail.

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun people have resided in the area for tens of thousands of years. The Stewart River is a traditional gathering place of other First Nations in the Central and Northern Yukon, this also includes First Nations from the Mackenzie River area. First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun traditional language in Northern Tutchone - which is still being taught in the community today.

Historically many of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun citizens were moved and relocated outside of the area to attend residential schools; these schools were located in Dawson City, Carcross and Lower Post. First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun people traditionally had seasonal settlements along the Stewart River and in the Mountains. It established the old village in the early twentieth century three miles down the Stewart River from the present-day community of Mayo.

The community has beautiful scenery, hiking and outdoor activities in abundance, such as fishing and hunting. The community has a grocery store owned by First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun Dev Corporation, 2 Card-lock gas stations and hotels, cabins and several Bed and Breakfasts.

Economic situation - nearby is the 3rd largest silver mine in the World - Keno Hill. Keno Hill ceased operations in 1989. Currently, there are Hecla Mine and Victoria Gold Mine and many small placer mines in the area.

The community challenges are the influence of colonial practices and the impact of the residential school experience and the result of intergenerational trauma and the human resources to address these challenges.

Our team

Yukon's Department of Health and Social Services aims to promote, protect, and enhance the well-being of Yukon people through a continuum of quality, accessible, and appropriate health and social services.

Support the Department of Health and Social Services and Family and Children's Services Branch to make a difference in Yukon and provide a range of support to families and children within Yukon communities.

The Family and Children's Services Branch is responsible for territory wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

Your role

As a Regional Social Worker, you will deliver child welfare services to the Village of Mayo. In this role, you will make a positive difference in the lives of children and families within Mayo and other Yukon communities where the population can vary between several hundred and 4000.

If you have a desire to support the lives of Yukoner's through a dedicated career in social services, consider becoming a member of our dynamic Family and Children's Services team. We are seeking a highly motivated, dynamic, resourceful, and results-oriented social worker for our community.

  • For more information on this job, please contact Brian Bendel, Manager Regional Services. at 867-332-5043 or
  • For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Dolapo Awobamise, HR Consultant at 867-332-8340 or

Your benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer many additional financial and non-financial benefits.

Your career, your home, your lifestyle

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here and make a difference in so many ways. Here, you will find the diverse opportunities you desire to develop your career while enjoying a warm sense of community and vibrant artistic, cultural, and recreational amenities, all set in a spectacular natural environment.

As part of our team, your achievements and enjoyment in both your work and personal life will be valued as you explore the many opportunities the Yukon, and the Government of Yukon, has to offer.

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Important application and job requirements

Essential qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications below. Selections for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Bachelor of Social Work; and,
  • Social work experience and/or practicum in providing services to families, children and individuals. Experience working in remote communities and indigenous cultural competency would be an asset to this role
  • Prior child welfare/intervention experience within the last three years may be considered an asset.

It may be helpful for you to review "Prepare your resume and cover letter".

Desired knowledge, skills and suitability
If selected for an interview, candidates should have, and may be assessed o
n, the following:

  • Demonstrated interest in rural Yukon social work;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment with an emphasis on Yukon First Nation's culture; Strong knowledge and experience in social work principles and practices in child welfare and case management;
  • Demonstrates interest in child and family services including child protection;
  • Sound ethical decision making and judgement skills that demonstrates the capacity to complete family, children and individual assessments at a professional level;
  • Excellent decision making skills and practice guided by the Canadian Association of Social Work Code of Ethics;
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and professional partnerships that demonstrates a professional level of written and oral communication;
  • Ability to take a broad-based, strategic approach to community development in response to mandated client service;
  • Ability to prepare affidavits or court documents and intervention services including investigations and core protection services; and,
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.

It may be helpful for you to review "The job interview process".

Conditions of employment

You must meet the following conditions before being hired, or within the time frame noted.

  • Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector,
  • Valid Class 5 driver's licence or equivalent,
  • Verification of Bachelor of Social Work; and,
  • Demonstrate the potential to be delegated within 12-months of hire under the Child and Family Services Act.

Job requirements

This job requires you to perform, and/or be exposed to, the following:

  • Willingness to work in rural communities;
  • Travel is required;
  • Provide coverage for other workers as needed;
  • Frequent evening, weekend and statutory holiday work hours are required; and,
  • Occasionally involvement in situations involving angry, abusive or abused clients and may be exposed to hazards from frequently working around volatile parents and/or children who are in crisis.

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