Hiring Social worker | $106,467 yearly

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The Government of Yukon’s Department of Health & Social Services based in Whitehorse, YT is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Social worker. The Government of Yukon’s Department of Health & Social Services is a key player in promoting well-being and providing comprehensive healthcare services. Addressing public health and social needs, the department ensures accessibility and quality in healthcare delivery. With a focus on inclusivity and community health, it plays a vital role in fostering a healthy and supportive environment for Yukon residents. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Government of Yukon
Department: Health & Social Services
Service: Family Services
Position: Social worker
No of Vacancies: 2
Salary: $91,749 to $106,467 yearly
Employment Type: Full time/Permanent
Union: YEU
Travel: 10%
Classification: SS16
Location: Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 Canada
Shifts: Monday to Friday (75 hours bi-weekly)
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Job ID: 47376


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have completed Bachelor of Social Work Degree
Experience: Candidates should have Social work experience and/or practicum in providing services to families, children and individuals

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should possess the ability to work in a multicultural environment with an emphasis on Yukon First Nation’s culture
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • The candidates should obtain a Vulnerable Sector Security Clearance and undergo verification of a Bachelor of Social Work degree
  • The candidates should demonstrate a willingness to travel within and outside the Territory on an occasional basis with limited notice
  • The candidates should be willing to work extended hours with limited notice or be on standby for extended periods of time with frequent evening, weekend, and statutory holiday work hours

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have strong knowledge and experience in social work principles and practices in child welfare and case management and possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence or equivalent
  • The candidates should demonstrate an interest in child and family services, including child protection and demonstrate an interest in rural Yukon social work
  • The candidates should exhibit sound ethical decision-making skills that demonstrate the capacity to complete family, children, and individual assessments at a professional level
  • The candidates should have excellent decision-making skills and practice guided by the Canadian Association of Social Work Code of Ethics
  • The candidates should possess the ability to take a broad-based, strategic approach to community development in response to mandated client service
  • The candidates should have the ability to prepare affidavits or court documents and intervention services, including investigations and core protection services
  • The candidates should have the skill to work with high-risk complex cases with a strong ability to help deescalate clients and/or deal with potentially volatile and aggressive individuals
  • The candidates should demonstrate the potential to be delegated within 12 months of hire under the Child and Family Services Act


  • The candidates should be able to engage in the provision of child welfare casework in the areas of child protection, family services, and children in care
  • The candidates should be able to conduct investigations, assessments, and provide preventative and support services to children and families who may be at risk of abuse and/or neglect
  • The candidates should be able to manage cases related to children in care and extended family care
  • The candidates should be able to carry out duties under the Child and Family Services Act
  • The candidates should be able to provide after-hours on-call coverage as required and work collaboratively and with transparency with First Nation governments

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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