Social Worker – Adoption

Social Worker – Adoption


Job Position: Social Worker – Adoption

Company: Government of Yukon

Expected salary: $94501 – 109661 per year

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Social Worker – Adoption Job Details:


This posting is to fill a one-year Temporary Full-time position working 75 hours bi-weeklyIt will establish a 12-month eligibility list which may be used to fill similar positionsThis job is based in the thriving and diverse city of in the beautiful .Are you interested in being part of an established, collaborative team of professionals that build families through adoption? Do you have experience in the area of child welfare, adoption, and children in care? We are seeking an effective communicator, with strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills for the adoption program, which is part of a multifaceted child welfare unit within the Branch of Family and Children’s Services.Your RoleThe Adoption Social Worker reports to the Adoption Coordinator and carries a diverse caseload that ensures that they effectively meet the needs of both child and adoptive family, through meeting with clients in their home, providing counselling, completing assessments and reports, conducting research and finding suitable adoptive families and children. Post adoption services such as disclosure, search, and reunion efforts are also facilitated by the adoption social worker position.

  • For more information on this job, please contact Cleo Smith Adoption Coordinator at 867-667-5071 or
  • For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Dolapo Awobamise, HR Consultant at 867-332-8340 or

Your benefitsYour career, your home, your lifestyleWe 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.Check out:Essential qualificationsPlease 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. * · Experience in child welfare, including working with children in care that demonstrates progressive complexity.

  • · Experience in conducting family/child assessments and developing plans; and,
  • · Experience providing support and counselling services.

It may be helpful for you to reviewDesired knowledge, skills and suitabilityn, the following:

  • · Excellent assessment skills and case management.
  • · Knowledge of First Nation’s issues and global adoption trends;
  • · Knowledge of international, domestic and agency adoption practices and trends;
  • · Strong interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication, and facilitation skills;
  • · Experience working in a cross-cultural environment and with non-traditional family structures.

Conditions of employment

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License or Equivalent; Verification of Bachelor of Social Work Degree; Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector Check; and Child Welfare Check.
  • Conditions to be completed within the first six months:
  • Adoption Pre-service training as a participant within the 6 month probationary period.
  • Complete the requirements to be delegated as an Adoptions Social Worker.

Job requirementsThis job requires you to perform, and/or be exposed to, the following:Required to flex work hours outside of the regular hours to accommodate training or meetings with clients on evenings and weekends Occasional travel within and outside of territory may be required several times throughout year.Learn more
or phone 867-667-9453.Eligibility List12 monthsPost Date18 March 2024Close Date2 April 2024Job Description

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