New Job Community Coordinator, Suicide Prevention Project In Yukon

Community Coordinator, Suicide Prevention Project

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $76,874 - $89,135 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

This posting is to fill a two-year term position working 75 hours bi-weekly.



The Community Coordinator, Suicide Prevention Project is an exciting new position in Yukon Government.



Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services have partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to participate in The Roots of Hope research demonstration project that will serve to implement an evidence informed suicide prevention model in the Yukon and evaluate the outcomes.



The (Roots of Hope) Community Coordinator works closely with the Manager of Mental Wellness and Substance use Services – Community Hubs to facilitate consultation and coordination between Yukon Government partners, First Nation Governments, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) in developing and implementing community-led, needs-based, and culturally relevant suicide prevention activities in communities across the Yukon. The Community Coordinator manages the Roots of Hope project, including engaging key stakeholders, facilitating public forums and advisory committee meetings, which will include persons with lived experience, and ensuring deliverables are met. This work will include developing community plans with multiple communities to ensure that the project meets individual community needs.



For more information about this position, please contact Todd Pryor, Manager Community Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services at [email protected].



For more information about applying on a Health and Social Services competition, please contact Human Resources Consultant, Susan Bryant at [email protected]



Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume:
  • Bachelor degree in Health & Social Services Behavioural Sciences or Public Administration, Masters degree preferred
  • Experience partnering and collaborating with First Nation Governments, provincial and/or federal governments
  • Experience developing and implementing programming in suicide prevention, mental health and/or substance use program or similar content area.
  • Project management experience such as data collection, stakeholder consultation, engaging persons with lived experience, leading forums for stakeholder and public engagement that will impact program deliverables and outcomes.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and will be assessed on:
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and deliver sound programming
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Group facilitation skills, including organizing and leading forums for consultation with numerous stakeholders
  • Strong research, data analysis and program management and evaluation skills
  • The ability to be adaptable and flexible; a champion of change


Additional Information
Conditions of Employment
  • Vulnerable Sector RCMP Security Clearance
  • TB screening
  • WHMIS 2015
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence or equivalent
  • Verification of post-secondary degree(s)
  • Valid Standard First Aid

Job requirements
  • Travel within the Yukon on a regular basis during all weather conditions
  • Occasional evening hours and overnight trips

Learn more about us!

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here, and to make a difference in so many ways—from simple to extraordinary and everything in between. 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.

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Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
24 November 2021
Close Date
7 December 2021

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