Health & Social Programs
Director, Health and Social Programs
The Director oversees and gives direction to all staff in the Department. Duties include, proposal writing, networking with other agencies, coordinating inter-agency meetings and authorizing Health and Social staff training and development. The Director is responsible for the development and revision of all Social Department policies and ensures that job descriptions and performance evaluations are up to date.
The Social Administrator assists community members with Social Assistance needs once a month, and provides office support for Department on a daily basis.
Community Wellness Worker (CWW)
Working from the Gathering Place, and reporting to the Director, the Community Wellness Worker (CWW) provides counseling for individuals and families, and also delivers the National Native Alcohol & Drug Addiction Program (NNADAP). The CWW works with Health & Social’s Community Health Rep (CHR) and Home & Community Care Coordinator (HCC) to facilitate programs and services at the Gathering Place. The CWW also collaborates with the local Nursing Station, RCMP and the school, along with YTG’s Health & Social colleagues who visit monthly (Alcohol & Drug Services, Mental Health, and Social Services) to better the community.
Home & Community Care Coordinator (HCC)
As a team member in Health & Social Programs, and reporting to the Director, the HCC is responsible for coordinating community based health & social services (home support services, elder care, follow up client care plan, etc as outlined in the HCC Service Delivery Plan). The HCC supervises the HCC workers.
Community Health Representative (CHR)
As a team member in Health & Social Programs, and reporting to the Director, the CHR is responsible for 5 programs Aboriginal Diabetes Initiatives (ADI), Maternal Child Health (MCH), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD), HIV/AIDS, and the National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS). The CHR provides these services through workshops and educational activities in the community, while building links with other First Nation Health Representatives in the North.
Justice Coordinator (JC)
The Justice Coordinator acts as liaison between the courts and clients by setting up and putting out notices for court dates, setting up appointments for clients with lawyers, explaining the court process to clients, speaking on behalf of clients in court, acting as agent in the court if the client cannot attend, arranging for extensions for fines, and collecting fines wherever appropriate. The Justice Coordinator also assists by helping clients understand their legal rights and obligations, ensures clients are familiar with court procedures, and assists clients in obtaining legal counsel. Clients are also assisted in the process of determining if they are eligible for the Old Crow Diversion Program, which is an option other than the Territorial Court system.
Community Recreation Co-ordinator
The Recreation Co-ordinator works as a team member with the Health & Fitness Program Project Manager and the Health & Social Services department and plans, co-ordinates and delivers a variety of community recreational programs and activities for children, youth, adults and elders.
Yukon Territorial Government Staff - Yukon government’s Mental Health Worker, Alcohol & Drug Services, Social Services, Probation Officer, Legal Aid, Victim Services, and Family Violence Program Councilor visit Old Crow on a monthly basis to provide services to citizens and to assist the Health & Social Department.
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