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Community Support Worker x2

Watson Lake Community Hospital
Watson Lake Community Hospital
Competition No.
Closing Date
Competition open until filled
L08/PSAC Bargaining Unit
Pay Rate
$37.25 - $47.14
Employment Status
Casual On Call - 2 Positions
Monthly/weekly hours
No Guaranteed Hours of Work
Start Date
Monday, August 8, 2022

Are you looking to be part of an exceptional and passionate health care team in one of Canada’s most spectacular natural environments with vast and stunning wilderness at your doorstep?

Yukon Hospitals strives to cultivate an environment of passionate and engaged people with a culture that values growth, work/life balance, and wellness in helping all our people reach optimal ability. Our organization is an integrated system of hospitals: Whitehorse General Hospital (55 beds), Watson Lake Community Hospital (6 beds) and Dawson City Community Hospital (6 beds).

Reporting to the Manager, First Nations Health Programs (FNHP), the incumbent participates in patient care and care planning, and offers support to patients and families. Acts as an advocate for First Nation, Inuit, and Metis patients, and community members, to deal with partner agencies at the community, territorial, and/or federal levels. Maintains a working knowledge and current database of resources available in various communities; acts as a resource to healthcare providers; and assists other First Nations Health Program team members to ensure quality and cultural safety.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Excellent knowledge of culture, traditions, social history and economic conditions of Yukon First Nations
  • Knowledge of health and social programs in the Yukon (YH&SS, YHC, local FN governments)
  • Knowledge of traditional Indigenous healing and medicine practices and willingness to learn from elders and practitioners
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Strong analytical, assessment and counselling skills
  • Demonstrated reliability and good organization skills
  • Good interpersonal skills for consensus building and problem solving
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to plan and develop culturally relevant care plans and other support programs for First Nations people
  • Ability to plan and provide culturally appropriate teaching methods
  • Ability to be self-directed in program delivery and  improvements
  • Ability to be flexible and show good judgment
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to be self-managed and navigate available supports in traumatic and stressful situations
  • Knowledge of First Nations health and social concerns throughout the life cycle
  • Cultural competence

Knowledge and skills are typically acquired through extensive experience with Yukon First Nations people and graduation from an acceptable college or university level social service or health care related program of three or four (3-4) years. Non Violent Crisis Intervention training and a valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract are desired.  An equivalent combination of education and extensive related working experience may also be considered.

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

TO APPLY: Quoting competition #2022-429-430, please e-mail your resume to

For more information, contact recruitment at or 867-393-9000 ext. 8347

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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. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to consider resumes from International applicants. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status, Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.

Posting Date: July 20, 2022/Open Until Filled