Closing Date: 4:00 p.m., January 27, 2017
Salary: $70,000 per annum
(Includes pay in lieu of pension benefits)
(This is a term position to March 31, 2018 and is not included in the Yukon Government public service)
Reporting to the Child and Youth Advocate, this position is the main point of contact and performs reception services by engaging with children and youth, caregivers and service providers to inform and advise children and youth respecting designated Yukon government services, provides senior level and operational support, coordinates and manages the records and case management systems, conducts research and review of individual advocacy files related to the mandate of the Child and Youth Advocate Office, prepares statistical reports, coordinates the Annual Report, manages the development and implementation of communication/public relations strategies, and manages the website.
The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who is able to work independently however willing to participate in a team environment, has excellent interpersonal, communication and client service skills, and the ability to use tact and diplomacy. This position requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and accurate and timely work.
If you find this position of interest, please submit your resume clearly demonstrating the following qualifications: ▪ experience providing intake services ▪ demonstrated organizational and administrative abilities ▪ experience working with children and youth and their families ▪ experience demonstrating an understanding of First Nation culture, traditions, and history ▪ ability to handle confidential information securely ▪ knowledge and experience in developing and implementing communication plans, media inquiries, public education activities and website maintenance ▪ ability to negotiate, problem solve and mediate ▪ experience maintaining case management and filing systems ▪ strong communication skills both oral and written ▪ knowledge of Yukon and its people would be an asset.
Selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide. We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
The following conditions of employment apply: ▪ criminal background check valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s license or must obtain one within 3 months.
For more information, contact Helen Fitzsimmons at (867) 667-5618 or email Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your resume to: Yukon Legislative Assembly Office, 1st Floor, Yukon Government Administration Building, 2071-2nd Avenue or E-mail: email@example.com.
The Advocate Office provides services to Yukon's children and youth by protecting and implementing their rights and ensuring their voices are heard within a safe environment.
The Advocate Office will advocate on behalf of all Yukon children and youth who are receiving a designated government service or are eligible to access and receive a government service. Our office will ensure children's Rights are respected and their voices are heard. Designated services are services and programs for children and youth funded by the Yukon government including but not limited to: Education, Child Protection, Foster Care, Adoption, Youth with Disabilities, Mental Health, Addiction Services, the Young Offender's Facility and Youth Justice. When a person calls the Advocate Office he/she will speak to an Advocate. The Advocate will listen to the concerns, ensure the mandate of the Advocate office is met, clarify the information received and review any steps that have already been taken. If the Child Advocate office is not the service required we will gladly make a referral to an appropriate service. All calls are confidential except when a call is received that discloses current physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or neglect.
Our mandate is three-fold and includes work pertaining to:
Ensure that all Yukon children and youth have their rights protected, their views and preferences upheld and their voices heard and considered;
Help build a stronger system of support for all Yukon children and youth which allows them an opportunity to achieve their full potential;
Deliver our mandate in a child-centered, open, collaborative, accountable and responsive way.