Person who does design, guidance, counseling, implementation, analysis and assessment work in one or more social programs.
The social worker Awash for the CMC Awash provides social services and support to children in the 0-9 age group and their family in order to improve their social and psychological functioning and therefore, maximize their well-being.
The person works in the context of the Awash program which is a whole set of integrated services for perinatal and early childhood care. These services include the maternal and child health program (MCHP), psychosocial support, nutrition and breastfeeding support, immunization, oral health, midwifery program, and other related programs. These activities are offered through different means: CMC consultation, home visiting, group activities and accompaniment to community resources.
• Works as part of an interdisciplinary team and more specifically in close partnership with Community Health Representative (CHR), Nurse, Social Assistance Technician, Doctor, Nutritionist, Midwives, and various other community health services and staff;
• 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;
• Supports different community working relationships including participation, liaison and consultation;
• Collaborates in the application of public health recommendations;
• Carries out all other related tasks upon the request of her/his immediate supervisor.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work;
• Member in good standing of the Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ).
• Two (2) years of relevant experience in social work (an asset).
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Good understanding of psychosocial issues;
• Knowledge of Cree culture, social/health issues and Eenou/Eeyou Pimaatsiiun healing practices and paradigms is an asset;
• Ability to identify and analyze clientele needs;
• Ability to communicate theoretical and practical knowledge, as applied to coaching and training;
• Excellent critical thinking, synthesis, organizational and decision-making skills;
• Sense of accountability, resourcefulness and autonomy;
• Teamwork skills.
• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree or French is an asset.
• May be required for on-call periods;
• Travel occasionally for trainings;
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
• Annual northern benefit between $6,099 and $20,825 depending on community and family status;
• Annual retention premium between $5,000/year and $11,750/year, based on years of service in the North;
• Cargo premium to compensate for the transport costs assumed by the employee to purchase food supplies
• Great furnished housing
• Paid moving and storage costs
• Three (3) to four (4) annual paid round trips for you and your family to your original hiring location;
• Group insurance plan;
• Defined-benefit pension plan (RREGOP);
*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).
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.