New job Foster Care Social Worker in Yukon

Foster Care Social Worker

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $80,913 - $93,848 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

This posting is to hire a permanent full-time (75 hours) Foster Care Social Worker.

The 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.

The Family and Children’s Services Branch promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth while supporting healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in the Yukon. The Branch is responsible for territory-wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

As a Foster Care Social Worker, you are responsible for managing a specialized foster care caseload, conducting assessments, providing counseling and developing foster care plans. You will provide the provision of casework and counseling services in the areas of child protection and family services and provide consultation services to regional staff as well.

For more information about this position, please contact Tanya MacKenzie (Manager of Early Childhood, Prevention and Support Services) at or Ed McLean (Supervisor of Foster Care) at

For more information about the hiring process, please contact Kelly Jiang (Human Resources Consultant) at

Please do not email resumes to the email address above; resumes may only be accepted through E-recruitment, found here. Please create an account to upload your resume.

Essential Qualification

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications – specifically – how your work experiences and related duties align with the essential qualifications shown below. Note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. For guidance on how to prepare your resume, please visit our sample resume here.

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work
  • Experience working with children and families in the area of child welfare and foster care services
  • Experience providing family assessments, counseling and crisis interventions, as well as providing support services to families and children
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and maybe assessed on:

  • Ability to conduct comprehensive family assessments
  • Ability to conduct quality of care reviews in foster homes
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Additional Information:

Conditions of Employment: Valid Driver's Licence, Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector, Verification of post-secondary degree(s), Child Welfare Check, TB Screening

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
10 June 2021
Close Date
25 June 2021

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