Health Care Assistant

Yukon University
Yukon University
500 University Drive, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5K4, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
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Expression of Interest- Health Care Assistant; School of Health Education & Human Services 

Employment opportunity number: 23.119

 School of Health Education & Human Services Division

$38.23 to $ 43.00 hourly 

Casual Positions from Jan 2024-early May 2024 and Sept 2024-May 2025 Face-to-face courses at the Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) campus & Practicum courses on site at various associated community agencies

Initial Review Date: October 20, 2023

Are you interested in teaching/mentoring future health care workers? 

Yukon University is looking for qualified individuals, on a casual/sessional basis, to teach courses in the Health Care Assistant Program throughout the Winter 2024 and Fall 2024 terms. We are currently seeking out instructors for the following courses:

COMM 125 – Interpersonal Relationships & Communication Skills

Through the use of self-reflection, theory, and experience, this course will help students develop effective communication skills for use in interpersonal relationships, workplace and team environments, particularly in the North. [Winter Term 2024: Jan-April]

HCA 100 – Health & Healing A

This course introduces students to a theoretical framework for practice and the foundational philosophical values required for competent practice as a HCA. Concepts of caring, care-planning and person-centred care as they relate to health and healing are explored, as well as effective problem-solving approaches necessary for practice. [Winter Term 2024: Jan-April]

HCA 102 – Introduction to Practice

This course provides an introduction to the role of the HCA within the Yukon health care system. Students will be introduced to the ethical and legal issues in health care, the healthcare team and the roles and functions of HCA within the team. Self-reflective skills
for practice and effective job-finding approaches are also included in the course. [Winter
Term 2024: Jan-April]

HCA 160 – Clinical Placement - Long Term Care

This Practicum course gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills
they have learned in HCA theory/lab courses to give safe, competent care to individuals
living in long term care. Students are buddied with appropriate Care Aide staff and
supervised by the practicum course instructor. Instructors are on-site with students in
Long Term Care facilities during student shifts. [Winter Term 2024: Jan-April. Fall Term
2024: Sept-Dec. & Winter Term 2025: Jan-May]

HCA 150 – Clinical Placement - Home Care

This Practicum course gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills
learned in other HCA theory/lab courses to give safe, competent care to individuals living
at home in the community. Students are buddied with Home Support Workers (employed
by a local Home Care agency) and supervised by the practicum course instructor.
Instructors check-in, meet regularly with students but do not go with students into client’s
homes. [Winter Term 2024: Jan-May]

HCA 140 – Healing 3 A – Personal Care and Assistance

This lab skills course offers students the opportunity to acquire personal care and
assistance skills within the HCA role. In-class theory and supervised laboratory
experiences assist students to learn basic caregiving skills which they will use in their
practicum experience. [Fall Term 2024: Sept-Dec.]

To Access the current course outlines please go to the program webpage:, then click on ‘Courses’.

The ideal candidate will have at minimum: a Bachelor of Nursing Degree (BN/BScN) and
full-practicing Registered Nursing license in Yukon. The following will also be considered
an asset: solid clinical practice skills (in long term care; acute care; homecare), mental
health experience, university/college teaching experience.

Please contact: Kim Diamond or phone at 867-668-8853 for more

Quoting the employment opportunity number, please send your cover letter and resume
Human Resource Services
Yukon University, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867 668 8896

Applicants should clearly outline all relevant qualifications since selection for interview will
be based on applications submitted.

Please be prepared to provide official transcripts upon request.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Additional Information:
To apply:
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