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N-2122-0501 Nurse Counsellor - Public Health Awash (1913)

Location: Mistissini


Permanent Full Time


Min. (1) $25.63 - Max. (18) $47.68

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.

• Reporting to the Assistant Director of Awash in Public Health, the incumbent’s first and major role is to ensure the coordination, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of the Agir tôt program in link with A Awash (AMA) and the Maternal and Child health programs in all 9 communities, taking into consideration the integrative approach of all programs and services aimed for families and children from 0 to 9.
• Collaborating with the Public Health Awash team and the local Awash team as well as with the DPSQA Health and Allied Health at the regional level. She/he will develop and collaborate to and support Early Child Development any other programs identified as a Public Health target by the immediate supervisor.
• She/he will collaborate in the coordination of regional team work and play a lead role for her/his colleagues and interdisciplinary teams in the Agir tôt program.
• She will collaborate with the Cree Nation Government, Child and Family Services by participating and supporting the Mammuu Up. Committee, the Daycares and the HeadStart program.
• The holder of this position will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to support and strengthen families to promote the optimal health and development in all age groups.
• All Public health department staff may be mobilized temporarily during a public health urgency.


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

• Three (3) years of experience as a nurse including:
• Two (2) years of experience in acute care; or
• One (1) year of experience in extended role with a recognized training;

Knowledge and Abilities:
• Strong knowledge of, and experience with, public and community health prevention and promotion related approaches, methods, issues and programming;
• Excellent knowledge of, and experience with the  Mashkûpimâtsît Awash (SIPPE), the Maternal and Child Health program and the ABCdaire;
• Strong knowledge of child development and existing evaluation tools;
• Strong knowledge in First Nation contexts;
• Knowledge of MSSS programs and regulations for first lines services is an asset;
• Good professional record in curative or community health nursing in a similar type of environment;
• Teaching abilities;
• Excellent 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, both group animation, written and presentation;
• Excellent interpersonal and listening communication, leadership and teamwork skills;
• Excellent critical thinking, organizational and decision-making skills;
• Good knowledge of software applications such as Outlook, Word, Power Point;

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

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

Additional Information

Posting start/end date

10/07/2021 - 10/22/2021
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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