School Wellness Specialist

School Wellness Specialist


Job Position: School Wellness Specialist

Company: Government of Yukon

Expected salary: $89704 – 104043 per year

Location: Pelly Crossing, YT

School Wellness Specialist Job Details:


This is a one (1), 5-year term position. The eligibility list will be used to fill other anticipatory term positions over the next 12 months

Nurturing Yukon learners through community wisdom.

Empower and inspire learners, families and communities to lead necessary change in education and society through Yukon First Nations ways.

Home to the Kaska Dena people, Ross River school is one of 11 Yukon schools that have joined the newly established First Nation School Board (FNSB) in the Yukon. Kaska is the traditional language of the Kaska Dena people.

Ross River School is a K-12 school with approximately 55 students. We are actively seeking a committed and qualified Wellness Specialist who is dedicated to living in and being an active member of the community and who can adapt well to a remote lifestyle. Our educational professionals’ value authentic relationships and are committed to working with learners, families, community, local First Nation government, administration and the FNSB to make positive, progressive changes to education outcomes for learners of Ross River.

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The School Wellness Position

Reporting to the Manager of Wellbeing, and working hand in hand with the First Nation School Board, Selkirk First Nation and School Staff, the School Wellness Specialist provides a wide variety of direct supports and consultation to students, families, and school staff at Eliza Van Bibber.

The position works collaboratively with learners, families, First Nation Government, community service providers, and educators to identify learners concerns and to provide supportive services which contribute to the success of all learners. The position plays an important role in working in partnership with the First Nation to localize and provide supports, grounded in Selkirk First Nation ways.

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet each of the following qualifications. Emphasize how your work experiences and related duties align with the essential and asset qualifications listed below. Note that selection for further consideration is based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

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  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field
  • Experience providing Social Work services including assessments, consultation, case management, psycho-social counselling, crisis intervention and referrals
  • Experience providing support to children/youth experiencing social/emotional difficulties
  • Training in Critical Incident Stress Response/Debriefing and/or Violent Threat Risk Assessment is an asset
  • Experience working in rural settings is an asset
  • Experience working in partnership with First Nations community to localize supports is a preferred asset

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain an authentic relationship with the Kaska Dena people, community Elders, and families, promoting greater community involvement in school-based activities and educational programming
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to evaluate and record progress, and motivate learners
  • Solid understanding of a philosophy of inclusive education
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills to work with parents and caregivers, staff members, coaches, the First Nation School Board and other partners
  • Passion for developing and maintaining strong and respectful relationships and trust with students, their families, and the community as a whole
  • Demonstrated ability to implement restorative practice and positive behavioral interventions and supports
  • Demonstrated ability to implement effective support systems to assist students (e.g., mentorship opportunities, study groups)
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to implement, developmentally responsive care and restorative practices

Conditions of Employment:

  • Security Clearance, including Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license

Job Requirements:

  • Willingness and ability to travel within Yukon
  • Eligible to be Registered as a Social Worker in a Canadian College of Social Workers

Contact Details

To chat further about the role, reach out to Liza! Liza.Manolis, Manager of Wellness,

To chat further about the community and school, reach out to Melissa! Melissa Flynn, Executive Director of FNSB,

If you have questions about the application process, reach out to Carole! Carole Dumont, HR Consultant,

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Eligibility List

12 months

Post Date

22 February 2024

Close Date

7 March 2024

Job Description

How to Apply?

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