Social Assistance Administrator

Tr’ondek Hwech’in
Tr’ondek Hwech’in Government
Front Street, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Y0B 1G0, Canada (Dawson City, YT)
Hours / week:
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Wage / Salary:
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Date posted:
Closing date:


Competition #: 2024-03-008

Social Assistance Administrator
Department: Wellness
Location: Chief John Jonas Center
Posting Date: March 22, 2024
Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: Level 7 Step 1 ($3,316.50 biweekly) 

Closing Date:  Until Filled

Reporting to Social Programs & Services Manager, the Social Assistance Administrator is responsible for the management, administration and delivery of the TH Social Assistance Program, including client intake services and claim processing; client assessments, basic counseling and referrals; employment and placement programs including the Tr’ëhudè work opportunities program and client case management planning in collaboration with TH Departments and other governments and agencies. The SA Administrator is also responsible for the Program’s administrative and management functions including work-plans, forecasting and budget compliance, records and data-base management, as well as statistics and reporting. 

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term, or auxiliary on-call vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter & resume clearly demonstrating the qualifications below, as selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide. Applications will not be accepted without a cover letter and resume. 

Essential Qualifications:  

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in social work, psychology, human services field, or related fields with experience and training in program delivery and providing support services to clients: including assessments, case management, basic counselling, and life skills management. An equivalent combination of education, training, skills and experience  may be considered. 
  • Knowledge of Federal, Territorial and local Agencies that deal with Social Development programs and issues. 
  • Computer proficiency including Windows, MS Word, Excel, data-bases (ASAP)  
  • Knowledge of legislation and regulations relevant to government Social Assistance programming.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills. 
  • Good organizational, planning and time-management skills. 
  • Budget management and compliance skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening, oral and written. 


  • In depth knowledge of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in in social structure, traditions and cultural values and social issues affecting First Nation people. 
  • Basic knowledge of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement and Self Government Agreement. 
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities and other individual differences. 

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening. 
  • Standard First Aid / CPR, or willingness to obtain. 
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with clear driver’s abstract. 

A detailed job description is available upon request.

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