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Location: All Communities


Permanent Full Time


Min. (1) $25.25 to max. (18) $45.22

Hours per day/week

7.00 / 35.00


Permanent positions and temporary replacements available. The incumbent will work in a Cree community in one of the following programs: Awash (maternal and infantile care for children 0 to 9 years of age), Uschiniichisuu (youth from 10 to 29 years of age) and Chishaayiyuu (adult and seniors 30 years of age and over). Services are provided through various means, including consultations at the Community Miyupimaatisiiun Centre, home visits, group activities and guidance from community resources. Child, youth and family social workers may be called upon to provide services in schools.

• Handle activities associated with design, orientation, consultation, updating, analysis and evaluation activities in one or more social programs.
• Carry out various types of psychosocial interventions, as required.
• Intervene in the event of psychosocial problems and crisis situations such as suicide, spousal abuse, addictions and mental health problems.
• Conduct psychosocial assessments, develop an intervention plan that meets the client’s needs, provide support, advice, information and guidance services to resolve psychosocial and emotional problems and enable clients to increase their autonomy, quality of life and social integration.
• Collaborate closely with interdisciplinary partners such as nurses, doctors, occupational therapists and nutritionists, as well as external partners such as youth protection, police and Band Councils, and actively contribute to the development and maintenance of the multidisciplinary team.
• Collaborate in the implementation of public health recommendations.
• Adapt intervention techniques and strategies in accordance with Cree culture and values.
• Participate in interviews, home visits, case discussions and team meetings in conjunction with community workers and social workers.
• Meet the record keeping requirements of the order and employer (clinical reports and weekly statistical reports).


• Bachelor’s degree in social work or social services
• Member in good standing of the Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ – Quebec order of social workers and marriage and family therapists).
• Two (2) years of relevant experience (an asset)
• Fluency in French and English, oral and written
• Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness and autonomy
• Demonstrate openness to cultural differences, interest and empathy for others
• Good ability to adapt to a new environment


• Hourly salary: Min. (1) $25.25 to max. (18) $45.22
• Remoteness premium between $6,099/year and $20,825/year, depending on community and family status
• Retention bonus between $5,000/year and $11,750/year, based on years of service in the North
• Cargo premium: Weekly amount to be confirmed depending on the community
• Accommodation provided: Furnished, heat and electricity included (for family or non-family status)
• Moving and storage expenses at the employer’s expense
• Three (3) to four (4) annual sorties depending on family status
• Maximum of 16 weeks of vacation per year
• Group insurance plan
• Fixed contribution pension plan (GPERP)

*Employees of the health and social services network may request unpaid leave to work in a northern institution (up to 48 months).


The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay is responsible for providing health and social services for all persons residing permanently or temporarily in the Eeyou Istchee region, the Cree Territory of James Bay. It is a remote region in northern Quebec made up of nine communities of the Cree Nation, an Indigenous population of nearly 18,000 people.

The health and social services offered are front-line services provided in the nine local CMCs as well as second line services through the regional hospital centre in Chisasibi. When second- and third- line services cannot be provided in the community, patients are transported to institutions affiliated with McGill University’s Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé (RUIS).

Additional Information

Posting start/end date

11/27/2020 - 08/15/2021
Posting number
Who can apply

Other ways to apply

Please forward your resume to:

Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay



With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.

We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.

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Life in Eeyou Istchee

We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.

The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling. 

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