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Family Support Worker at Ta’an Kwäch’än Council in Whitehorse

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in Healthcare & Social Services

Hourly Wage/Annual Salary

$50,000 to $60,000/yr

Hours per Week

Full-time (35-40 hours)



About this Job

Family Support Worker

ATTENTION: Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Citizens

This position is responsible for overseeing Child Welfare matters, providing family support and guidance for citizens of Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, many of whom may be survivors of former Residential School and/or their descendants. The descendants may suffer the intergenerational impacts of Residential Schools and may require development of life skills and parenting skills. This position will be responsible for providing family support and on-going education, including liaising with other inter-departmental program staff and community agencies. This is a term position ending June 12, 2015.

Main Duties

Assist in the planning and implementation of programs to meet the needs of TKC Citizens.

Interact with Citizens in order to assess their issues, needs and priorities.

Coordinate activities for citizens in need of services including those involved with the Child Welfare system and with the various TKC Departments and other agencies where applicable.

Oversee and conduct home visits with citizens for family support, in order to monitor the health and wellbeing of the children.

Assist with the delivery and/or coordination of family and group counselling.

Provide counselling services to clients, including those involved with Child Welfare

Attend court proceedings with parents when required.

Maintain confidential files.

Provide liaison services with other agencies.

Maintain client case management plans

Participate in joint cases management, and attend case management meetings with YTG Health and Social care professionals


Bachelor of Social Work and practical training in child welfare and / or in family services, or, case management and assessment; OR, an equivalent combination of education and related experiences totalling 5 years.

Additional education and or training or experience in the following areas would be an asset:

Health Sciences



Supervisory or Management Studies

This job was posted on Apr 25, 2014 and will be removed on May 05, 2014

All applications must be received before May 05, 2014

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council

Please Contact: Bobbie Kufeldt


Phone: (867) 668-3613 ext 295


Address: 117 Industrial Road Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T8

To apply for this Job

e-mail: mail: 117 Industrial Road, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T8