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Early Years Visitor

Position Title:               Early Years Visitor

Competition:                #22-06

Location:                       Mayo, Yukon

Closing Date:                Monday, June 13, 2022

Preference will be given to First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun and people of Indigenous ancestry.

Yukon First Nation Education Directorate is seeking an Early Year Visitor to support new parents – moms, dads, caregivers, their infants and toddlers in Mayo.

The Visitor works to promote and facilitate healthy pregnancies, enhance parenting capacity and early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers. Establishing authentic trust-based relationships with families, meeting regularly with parents through visits in the home, or elsewhere in the community and delivering programming in authentic, culturally sensitive ways is how we work. The Early Year Visitor will adapt and evolve to meet each family’s unique needs.   

Note: All workers must complete Understanding the Early Years a 60-hour coursewithin three months of hire. An acceptable pre-employment RCMP Security Clearance with vulnerable sector clearance; Standard First Aid & CPR, Food Safe Level 1 (within 6 months of hire) and a valid Class 5 Yukon Driver’s license, personal transportation and an acceptable Driver’s Abstract are required.

Steered by the Chiefs Committee on Education (CCOE), the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate was launched in the summer of 2020 in response to the long overdue need for unified control over First Nation education in the territory. YFNED is dedicated to capacity-building, systems and resources development, second-level educational programs and services enhancement, and learner supports. We advance First Nation decision-making and aspirations for control over education.

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun (FNNND) represents the most northerly community of the Northern Tutchone language and culture group. They reside in the community of Mayo, Yukon, and a town that had its beginnings during the boom years of the silver mines in the area. First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun’s Traditional Territory covers 162,456 square kilometres of land; 131,599 km2 in the Yukon and 30,857 km2 in NWT.

The Martin Family Initiative (MFI) is a charity that works alongside First Nations, Inuit and Métis People in Canada to help foster Indigenous children and youth’s education and wellbeing. MFI works with Indigenous people to adapt successful existing programs and create new programs tailored to local needs. The MFI Early Years is an innovative evidence-informed program model that seeks to honour parents as their children’s first teachers, support healthy pregnancies and infancy and successful service navigation. It combines home visitation with community-based group events to centralize Indigenous ways of knowing in the context of optimal child development and family well-being.

For more information, including a job description and how apply, please visit www.yfned.ca/jobs

Salary & Benefits: $70,200.00; eligibility for extended health & dental benefits and RRSP share plan after 3 consecutive months.

Duration: Full time term to start ASAP to March 31, 2022 with possible extension.

NOTE: Housing is the responsibility of the successful candidate. We strongly encourage you to ensure you have housing secured in the community prior to applying.

For more information, including information on how to apply, please visit the Yukon First Nations Education Directorate website at www.yfned.ca

Position specific questions can be directed to Early Years at (867) 667-6962 (ext. 123) and ask for Audrey-Ann or Mary-Jane.

A cover letter & resume can be submitted to the Human Resources Department at:  hr@yfned.ca

We thank all those who apply, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.