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P-2122-0703 Planning, Programming and Research Officer (1565)

Location: Chisasibi


Permanent Full Time


Min. (1) $25.25 - Max. (18) $45.22

Hours per day/week



Person who is responsible for one or more programs and provides professional assistance for the development of services. She/he conducts research activities that are necessary for identifying and evaluating resources and needs. She/he conceives 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 teaching or training activities.

Reporting to the Coordinator of Maanuuhiikuu/Mental Health Services, the person will:
• Develop a resource map of mental health services available in each of the nine Cree communities;
• Identify and evaluate the current strengths and challenges of each community with regard to mental health and crisis intervention services;
• Using the Maanuuhiikuu Strategic Plan as a basis, evaluate the readiness and ability of each CMC to integrate identified mental health strategies and services at the community level
• Work closely with identified CMC management teams to implement changes, and develop strategies to integrate mental health and crisis intervention services in their communities
• Provide professional assistance, collaborate on research on best practice models related to each community’s needs and resources;


• Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline such as health sciences, social work, or health administration, or other relevant discipline such as applied human science.

• 3 years of relevant planning or programming experience with at least one year of specific experience in project management, and/or program implementation;
• A proven ability to work well at consensus building and collaborative strategic planning;

Knowledge and Abilities:
• Good knowledge of MSSS legislation, regulations, the Ministry Network and programs, and current trends;
• Extensive knowledge of organizational strategic and tactical planning, program planning, and evaluation;
• Extensive knowledge of planning and research methods, statistical analysis, and information systems;
• Familiarity with Microsoft computer applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
• Knowledge of First Nation health/social service models, trends and issues is an asset;
• Knowledge of Cree culture, language, and social/health issues in Eeyou Istchee;
• Strong record in a similar type of planning, programming, research or evaluation environment;
• Excellent interpersonal communication, leadership and teamwork skills;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and presentation;
• Excellent critical thinking, synthesis, planning and decision-making skills;
• Proven record of strong team work, ability to work autonomously and in a self-directed fashion;

• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree or French is an asset.

• Willing to travel.

Additional Information

Posting start/end date

10/13/2021 - 10/27/2021
Posting number
Who can apply

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.

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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. 

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