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P-2122-0860 Planning, Programming and Research Officer (1565)

Location: All CBHSSJB offices (All communities + Montreal, Val d'Or, and Chibougamau)


Permanent Full Time


Min. (1) $26.28 – Max. (18) $47.04

Hours per day/week



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.

Reporting to the coordinator of Disability Programs Specialized Services, the person will be expected to:
• Demonstrate experience in planning, adapting, developing and implementing new programs, and maintain existing programs;
• Develop the pathway and procedures for assigned project(s) (Out of Region Placement and Care of External Clients);
• Facilitate communication between all stakeholders CBHSSJB, external resources and communities;
• Develop and provide support to the DPSS Team by researching resources in disability and rehabilitation;
• Organize, plan and document all intervention plans/care plans according to DPSS targeted guidelines.
• When required, negotiate with local resources;
• Ensure that all proper authorizations are received before, during and after a project;
• Keep an ongoing progress report, notes, on all parts of project
• Travel to resources to support clinicians with quality assurance verification;
• Travel to Eeyou Itschee to support development of programs and services;
• Work closely with identified local teams to implement changes, and develop strategies to integrate clients back in their communities or keep at risk clients from leaving their community.
• Identify and evaluate the current strengths and challenges of each community with regard to disabilities.


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

• Experience working with special needs clients (e.g. rehabilitation, special education)
• 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:
• Knowledge of Microsoft computer applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Excel);
• 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;
• 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.
• Familiarity of MSSS legislation, regulations, the Ministry Network and programs, and current trends;

• Fluent in English and French;
• Fluency in Cree;

• Willing to travel regularly.

Additional Information

Posting start/end date

01/14/2022 - 01/28/2022
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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