Regional Social Worker

Regional Social Worker


Job Position: Regional Social Worker

Company: Government of Yukon

Expected salary: $99800 – 115857 per year

Location: Old Crow, YT

Regional Social Worker Job Details:


This posting

This posting will be used to fill one (1) permanent full-time position working 75 hours bi-weekly. It will establish a 6-month eligibility list which may be used to fill similar positions.

This job is based in the thriving and diverse city of Old Crow in the beautiful .

This position’s recruitment is a collaborative initiative between the Vuntut Gwitchin Government and the Health and Social Department and the Yukon Government Ministry of Health and Social Services. The position is full-time based in Old Crow Yukon and will work closely with the Vuntut Gwitchin Government’s Health & Social Director.

Old Crow is a remote fly-in community with multiple flights scheduled each week to and from Whitehorse. The population of Old Crow is approximately 300 residents. The majority of the population are members of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and are located in Old Crow. Additional supports located in the community include Health Services, RCMP, Mental Wellness and Substance Abuse community counselors, Probation and Justice Services, Chief Zzeh Gittlit School (Approx. 47 students registered from K4 – gr.12), and an Anglican church. Yukon University also has a community satellite campus. A local Co-Op is open Monday to Sunday. The most common form of transportation within the community includes quads and snowmobiles.

Old Crow is an isolated community, being the only village in the Yukon, which does not have highway access. The community relies on Air North for transportation and delivery of goods to community, with the exception of a winter road that is annually built, when conditions allow, helping haul essential supplies in to the community. Old Crow is the only Yukon community located north of the Arctic Circle. People in Old Crow enjoy long summer days of extreme heat and experience the short days of winter with cold weather conditions. The Gwich’in language is an essential element of the community.

The Vuntut Gwtichin have a vast Traditional Territory, stretching approximately 50,000 square miles located mostly in the Northern Yukon region from the western border of USA and Canada to the Peel River and Richardson Mountains, and from northern Ivvavik National Park of Canada to the Ogilvie Mountains. People of Old Crow rely on boat and snowmobiles to access their lands to practice their harvesting activities, which continues to be passed on from generation to generation.

The Vuntut Gwitchin rely heavily on the land for its natural resource that it provides, and on the Porcupine Caribou Herd for food, shelter and medicines. The Porcupine Caribou Herd continues to be an essential source of survival and spiritual well-being for the people of Old Crow. The Porcupine Caribou herd migrates through the traditional territory of the Vuntut Gwitchin seasonally. The Vuntut Gwitchin people have lived in and around this area for over 30,000 years. They have survived through harvesting food and natural resources from the Porcupine Caribou herd, and, fish from the Porcupine River and other local waterways, as well as trapping. Other wildlife in the area include moose, beaver, wolverines, wolves, martin, lynx, muskrat, bears and many species of birds.

Vuntut Gwich’in refers specifically to the Gwich’in people who lived in Van Tat which translates as “people of the lakes.” The wider Gwich’in nation is spread across northwestern Canada and Alaska. Gwitchin communities located in the Mackenzie Delta include Fort McPherson, Tsiigehtchic, Aklavik and Inuvik Northwest Territories. Gwitchin communities located in Alaska include Fort Yukon, Arctic Village, Chalkyitsik, Birch Creek, Circle, and Venetie, Alaska. The Vuntut Gwitchin work to maintain close ties to their Gwitchin neighbors as their family ties extend beyond both the Alaska and NWT borders.

Your role

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

For more information on this job, please contact Brian Bendell, 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

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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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
  • NOTE: If your Bachelor of Social Work Degree was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through any member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC)
  • Candidates who are currently students in a Bachelor of Social Work Program, who can demonstrate the essential qualifications through internships, practicums, cooperative and voluntary placements, and that have verification of graduation in 2024 may be considered.

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Desired knowledge, skills and suitability

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.

Conditions of employment

  • 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;
  • Extensive 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.

Learn more

  • For help on creating your E-recruitment profile, email

or phone 867-667-9453.

Eligibility List

6 months

Post Date

14 March 2024

Close Date

27 March 2024

Job Description

How to Apply?

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