SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
Person who designs, implements, updates, analyses and assesses activities in one or more social programs.
• Provides counselling and perform clinical supervision for the staff;
• 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.
• Work in close collaboration with the Social worker and with Coordinator to help improve the services;
• 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;
• 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;
• Encourages beneficiaries and their family in participating in community based programs or activities;
• Assists people by helping them cope with issues in their everyday lives, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems, organising and managing packages of support to enable service beneficiaries to lead the fullest lives possible;
• 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.
• Depending on the given sphere of activities, must have the required university degree in social sciences, such as criminology, social work, sexology or psychology;
• A human relations officer who has the required university degree in social work and is a member of the Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux du Québec may use the title of professional social worker;
• Two (2) years of relevant experience;
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Excellent interpersonal and listening communication skills;
• Excellent critical thinking, synthesis, organizational and decision making skills;
• Practical, attentive to detail and analytical;
• Sense of accountability, resourcefulness and vigilance;
• High adaptability capacity;
• Open minded to other's language, culture, values and beliefs;
• Available to travel to different communities;
• Good teaching skills;
• Teamwork skills;
• Autonomous, flexible, discrete and empathetic;
• Housing is not available.
• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree or French is an asset;
• This position includes on-call periods
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.