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Hospital Social Worker

Nursing Administration
Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.: 
Closing Date:
Competition open until filled.

L09/PIPSC Bargaining Unit
Pay Rate: 
$41.15 -$54.97
Employment Status: 
Regualr Full Time
Monthly/weekly hours: 
75 hours bi-weekly
Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Reporting to the Director of Patient Services, the incumbent is responsible for providing clinical and consultative services to patients and families; shares in the management of the Whitehorse General Hospital’s Social Work program and performs other related duties.


Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Knowledge of social work theory, principles and techniques including the areas of mental health and addictions;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the disease process at all ages through case management and consultation
  • Knowledge and ability to access policies and procedures regarding programs, benefits and resources for clients, families and communities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in case management and link clients/significant others to appropriate resources
  • Demonstrated ability and skill to work with professionals on an inter-disciplinary team;
  • Demonstrated ability and skill to work with clients, families and communities with diverse backgrounds and circumstances in a manner that follows the Canadian Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics and promotes understanding and social acceptance as demonstrated through case record reviews, supervision or consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability in networking, coalition building, community organization and advocacy for clients and communities where access to services is lacking as documented in recordings and case management
  • Demonstrated ability in applying a variety of counselling skills including but not limited to family therapy, behavioural techniques, reality therapy, cognitive therapy, couple counselling and psychotherapy
  • Excellent oral, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload.


The successful candidate is required to have, Bachelor of Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work (4 years), registration in a provincial College of Social Workers, minimum 3 years social work experience and an understanding of social work services in a hospital setting, including at least 2 year’s experience with mental health of addictions clients. Master of Social Work degree; Experience with Meditech applications, First Nations health issues and Cross Cultural awareness training is desired


Quoting competition #2021-274, email your resume 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, 05/21/2021 - 20:55