The incumbent is assigned in one or more programs with the goal of providing professional assistance in the development of services. She/he ensures research activities necessary for the identification and evaluation of resources and needs. She/he conceives and proposes plans and programs for development, in order to ensure the adequate planning of services. She/he provides advice in relation to the implementation or improvement of programs and/or services. She/he can participate in various teaching and training activities.
The incumbent carries out various planning activities for Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun programming, for implementation in all areas of the organization’s services, programs and administrative functioning at the strategic level (needs, philosophy, goals, orientation and general framework), and the tactical level (specific needs, objectives, definition of the Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatissiun practice, programming and policy development, and the development of culturally appropriate program and policy manuals, guidelines and tools).
She/he also participates in studies, program evaluation and human resources development activities.
She/he also provides professional assistance and participates in the operational delivery planning and supervision of Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun services and programs.
• Bachelor’s degree in a health, social work, social sciences, administration sciences or in another appropriate discipline.
• Three (3) years of Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun related program delivery or planning experience or an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience, based upon association with Traditional knowledge and Activities may be considered;
Knowledge and abilities:
• Holder of Traditional Eenou/Eeyou Traditional Knowledge and holistic healing practices, at a level appropriate to program development planning;
• Extensive knowledge of Cree culture and language; proven ability or potential to be effective in a Cree environment;
• Knowledge of current First Nation Traditional Holistic Health and Healing models, trends and issues, across the country and internationally;
• Ability in the identification and analysis of the Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatissiun program needs of Community Residents, and knowledge of related issues;
• Ability in Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun program planning and monitoring, including the development of policies and program manuals and quality assurance systems;
• Good record in a similar type of programming, or its development and planning;
• Excellent interpersonal communication, leadership, diplomacy and teamwork skills;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and presentation;
• Ability in office computer applications;
• Methodical, autonomous, flexible, able to multi-task and prioritize;
• Excellent critical thinking, organizational and decision-making skills.
• Fluent in Cree and one of French or English;
• Fluency in the third language is an asset.
• Willing to travel on an occasional basis.
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.