Community Liaison/Dishcharge Planner

First Nations Health Programs
Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.: 
Closing Date:
Monday, September 23, 2019

Pay Rate: 
$35.36 to $44.75
Employment Status: 
Term Full Time Position
Monthly/weekly hours: 
75 Hour Bi-Weekly
Start Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Reporting to the Director, First Nation Health Programs, the position conducts assessments and complex discharge planning/coordination for the Aboriginal (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis)  in hospital and when returning to their homes/communities; plans and manages the Community Liaison Discharge Planning Program; maintains a working knowledge and current database of resources available in various communities; acts as a resource to health care providers; acts as a resource/support and assists other First Nation Health Program team members in advocating for Aboriginal (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis) people using the health care system to ensure quality and culturally sensitive holistic health care.


Knowledge and Skills required


  1. Excellent knowledge of culture, traditions, social history and economic conditions of Yukon First Nations;

  2. Good knowledge of counselling methods and techniques;

  3. Good Knowledge of trends and developments in social service field with particular emphasis on First Nations requirements;

  4. Knowledge of health and social programs in the Yukon;

  5. Knowledge of relevant computer software;

  6. Excellent communications skill, both oral and written;

  7. Strong assessment skills;

  8. Strong counselling skills;

  9. Strong analytical skills;

  10. Good interpersonal skills for consensus building and problem solving;

  11. Ability to plan and develop culturally relevant health counselling, healthy lifestyles and other support programs for

    First Nations people;

  12. Ability to plan and provide culturally appropriate patient teaching methods;

  13. Initiative to self-direct and maintain program delivery;

  14. Flexibility and good judgment;

  15. Reliability; and

  16. Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.


The successful applicant is required to have extensive experience with Yukon First Nations’ people and graduation from an acceptable social service or health care program (4 years). Or an equivalent combination of education and extensive related working experience may also be considered.  Non-violent Crisis Intervention is desired for this position.


Note: Preference will be given to applicants with First Nation ancestry.


Quoting competition # 2019-371 email your resume by 4:00 p.m. on September 23, 2019 to


People Services & Culture

Yukon Hospital Corporation


Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status (Permanent Resident), Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.


Posting Date: September 9, 2019

Last Updated:Fri, 09/13/2019 - 19:49