SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
Person who is responsible for one or more programs with a view to providing professional assistance for the development of services. She/he conducts research activities that are necessary for identifying and assessing needs and resources. She/he designs and proposes development plans and programs in order to ensure adequate service planning. She/he provides advice concerning the implementation or improvement of programs and/or services. She/he may participate in various teaching or training activities.
• Bachelor degree in science, social science, psychology or another appropriate discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience with the willingness to get training or education.
• 3 years of relevant planning or programming experience.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Knowledge in managing initiatives such as smoking cessation, and other addictions;
• Good knowledge of MHSSQ legislation, regulations, the Ministry network and programs, and current trends;
• Demonstrated experience in organizational strategic and tactical planning, program planning and evaluation;
• Demonstrated experience in planning, adapting, developing and implementing new programs, and maintaining existing programs;
• Demonstrated experience in planning, adapting and developing tools and support material for program implementation and evaluation;
• Demonstrated experience in planning and delivering training to staff, both group sessions and individual coaching;
• Extensive knowledge of planning and evaluation methods;
• Ability in planning related computer applications;
• Good knowledge of continuum of services, multi disciplinary teams and community based health interventions;
• Knowledge of First Nations health/social service models, trends and issues is an asset;
• Knowledge of Cree culture, language, and social/health issues in Eeyou Istchee is an asset;
• Strong record in a similar type of planning, programming and evaluation environment;
• Excellent critical thinking, synthesis, and decision making skills;
• Ability to work in collaboration with all colleagues and decision making skills
• Excellent interpersonal communication, leadership and teamwork skills;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and presentation;
• Participation in the Cree Succession Plan is an asset.
• Fluent in English and French;
• Fluency in Cree is an asset;
• Willing to travel.
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.