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First Nations Health and Social Liason Worker

First Nations Health Programs
Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.: 
Closing Date:
Friday, December 3, 2021

L08/PSAC Bargaining Unit
Pay Rate: 
$37.25 - $47.14
Employment Status: 
Term Part Time Position
Monthly/weekly hours: 
56.25 hours bi-weekly
Start Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Term Part Time – 56.25 hours bi-weekly (Days, Evenings, and Weekend Shifts)

December 1, 2021 – May 31, 2023

This position is at the L08 level with an hourly pay range of $37.25 to $47.14


Reporting to the Manager, First Nation Health Programs, the incumbent participates in patient care, planning, counselling and support to patients and their families. In addition, plans and develops culturally relevant health counselling and support programs for Aboriginal (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis) patients. Acts as a consumer advocate for Aboriginal people using the health care system when dealing with Aboriginal, community, Territorial, Provincial, and Federal agencies. The incumbent also assists with the planning and provision of culturally relevant training and support for healthcare providers, including the other First Nations Health Programs team members to ensure quality and culturally sensitive holistic healthcare.


The following are knowledge and skills required for this position:

  • Excellent knowledge of culture, traditions, social history and economic conditions of Yukon First Nations;
  • Very good knowledge of trends and developments in the field of child development, with emphasis on First Nation requirements;
  • Good knowledge of trends and developments in the areas of Aboriginal health care and social service with particular emphasis on Aboriginal requirements;
  • Knowledge of health and social programs in the Yukon;
  • Strong counselling skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills for consensus building and problem solving;
  • Ability to plan and develop culturally relevant health counselling and support programs for First Nations people and healthcare providers;
  • Ability to work with all Aboriginal people and develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships;
  • Ability to deal with trauma and stressful situations and work as part of a healthcare team;
  • Initiative to self-direct and maintain program delivery;
  • Flexibility and good judgment;
  • Good analytical and organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Reliability; and
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.


Extensive experience with Yukon First Nations’ people and graduation from an acceptable social service or health care program (4 years) is required for this position.  An equivalent combination of education and extensive related working experience may also be considered.  Please note: this position requires the ability to work days, evenings and weekends.  Preference will be given to candidates of First Nation Ancestry.


Quoting competition # 2021-711, email your resume by 4 pm., December 3, 2021 to


Indigenous Workforce Initiative - We are committed to having a diverse and representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.  When applying to YHC Career Opportunities, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify in the email body of your application.  Please do so in whatever manner you feel accurately reflects who you are. You will then be connected with Yukon Hospitals’ Indigenous Workforce Initiative (IWI), where you can receive support with application materials, hear about additional training or mentorship opportunities, and ask any questions you have.  All self-identification information will remain confidential. You are also welcome to contact IWI supports before submitting your application at or call 867-332-7203.   


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.

Last Updated:Fri, 11/19/2021 - 12:55