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N-2122-0394E Nurse Counsellor - Mental Health (1913)

Location: Chisasibi


Permanent Full Time


Min. (1) $27.46 – Max. (18) $50.39

Hours per day/week



Person who is called upon to advise an institution on questions pertaining to nursing and who may be required to carry out such responsibilities as:
• The design, distribution, evaluation and revision of orientation, training and skills updating activities for employees and trainees;
• The design, implementation, evaluation and revision of programs aimed at improving the quality of health care and professional activities and programs.

• Work in multidisciplinary team, with the regional teams of mental health and psychosocial, on mandates that touch mental health for all ages as well as mandates that touch the youth;
• Collaborate in the planning of the training program, with a focus on mental health as well as youth health, including school heath, of nurses and Primary care community representative of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB);
• Collaborate in planning the continuing education of nursing and PCCR staff of the CBHSSJB in relation to the specialty;
• Collaborates in the development and updating of the content and teaching materials of the CBHSSJB nursing and PCCR training programs related to the specialty;
• Establish a schedule of training sessions and coordinates them;
• Participates in the orientation and welcoming of new nurses and PCCRs related to the specialty;
• Provides training sessions and assesses training outcomes for newly recruited nurses for duties related to the specialty;
• Provides preceptorship to nurses newly trained in connection with the specialty;
• May be called upon to give various training to existing nurses and PCCR staff (annual nursing or PCCR training, training required by the MSSS, etc.);
• Participates in the process of observation and evaluation of the nursing staff in the optic of quality assurance of nursing activities;
• Collaborates in the development, revision, implementation and training related to clinical tools (therapeutic guide, collective prescriptions, Rule of care, etc.);
• Collaborate in the training accreditation process for nurses (Sofeduc or other);
• Supports the design, implementation, review and evaluation of a regional health program in relation to the specialty.


• Bachelor of Science in Nursing or an undergraduate degree consisting of three (3) admissible certificates, of which two (2) are accredited certificates in Nursing.
• Member in good standing of the O.I.I.Q

• Three (3) years of experience as a nurse including:
Two (2) years of experience related to the specialty;
One (1) year of experience specifically in mental health.

Knowledge and Abilities:
• Strong interest in developing nursing practice and training;
• Knowledge of and experience with public and community health prevention and promotion related approaches, methods, issues and programming (and in First Nation contexts) being an asset;
• Knowledge of MSSS programs and regulations for first lines services is an asset;
• OMEGA training is an asset;
• Teaching abilities;
• Knowledge of Cree culture, and social/health issues in Eeyou Istchee is an asset;
• Knowledge of Eenou/Eeyou Pimaatsiiun healing practices and paradigms is an asset;
• Excellent communication skills for group facilitation, written and presentation;
• Excellent interpersonal and listening communication, leadership and teamwork skills;
• Excellent critical thinking, organizational and decision-making skills;
• Demonstrate independence, flexibility, discretion and empathy;

• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree or French is an asset;

• Willing to travel in the nine (9) communities.

• Annual northern benefit between $6,472 and $22,100 depending on community and family status;
• Annual retention premium of $14,000;
• Cargo premium to compensate for the transport costs assumed by the employee to purchase food supplies (If based in community);
• Great furnished housing (If based in community)
• Paid moving and storage costs (If based in community)
• Three (3) to four (4) annual paid round trips for you and your family to your original hiring location (If based in community);
• Group insurance plan;
• Defined-benefit pension plan (RREGOP);
• Tax deductions for residents of remote areas.

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

Additional Information

Posting start/end date

06/09/2022 - 07/09/2022
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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