SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
Person who does design, guidance, counseling, implementation, analysis and assessment work in one or more social programs.
Under the authority of the Coordinator Current Services & Chishaayiyuu at the CMC of Wemindji, the holder of this position provides social services and support to all population 30 years old and older. He/she applies the policy principles and guidelines of Miyupimaatisiiun paradigms and practices, and Cree social services model of the Current Services & Chishaayiyuu program of the Community Miyupimaatisiiun Centres (CMC). The services are offered through different means such as CMC consultation, home visiting, group activities and accompaniment to community resources.
• Provides counselling and perform clinical supervision for the staff in Current Services & Chishaayiyuu;
• Develops programs and organizes and facilitate group work and discussion cases;
• Identify and answer team’s needs;
• Contributes to the clinical training needs in social work.
• Works as part of an interdisciplinary team and in close partnership with Community Health Representative (CHR), Nurse, Social Assistance Technician, Doctor, Nutritionist, and various other community health services and staff including frontline workers at the hospital and CPS.
• Establishes a relationship of respect and trust with patients, their family and the community members and applies principles of communication and therapeutic alliance;
• In collaboration with the Psychosocial team, develops with the family members, an intervention plan in order to respond to their specific needs;
• Assists patients and their family in setting personal goals by providing them with guidance;
• In the context of the follow-up, assesses and review the situation;
• Encourages beneficiaries and their family in participating in community-based programs or activities;
• Produces reports and statistics;
• Prepares and updates the documents necessary for the home visits or group activities and participates in the development of information material;
• Carries out psychosocial assessment, care, counselling, information and referral services for women and family in order to resolve psychosocial and emotional problems and allow the clienteles to increase their self-reliance, quality of life and social integration;
• Carries out all other related tasks upon the request of her/his immediate supervisor.
• 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) ;
• Two years of experience in social work is an asset;
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Demonstrated experience in community work with agencies and services relevant to youth development;
• Demonstrated case management experience within youth, school, and/or social services programs;
• Ability to apply Eeyou/Eenou culture, values, traditions and teachings into programs and services where possible;
• Ability to develop and maintain respectful, cooperative working relationships with students, families and colleagues;
• Understanding of First Nations culture and issues that affect children, families and communities;
• Understanding of First Nation social service models and approaches;
• Knowledge of Eenou/Eeyou Pimaatsiiun healing practices and paradigms is an asset;
• Good understanding of child and youth psychosocial issues;
• Knowledge of community resources;
• Knowledge of the roles of CMC programs, Youth Protection, treatment centers;
• Excellent interpersonal and listening communication skills;
• Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team;
• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree or French is an asset;
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
• 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).
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.
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.