SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
Person who participate in the identification of the needs of the population participate in the community organization & development and execute different action programs by using appropriate techniques, may act as a resources person for the groups
• Intervene with people or groups of people who encounter social issues (mentally handicapped, drug addiction, integration problems, suicide, etc.);
• Respond to crisis situations with people in distress;
• Use different methods, approaches and techniques (individual interview, group facilitation, social activities, etc.) to intervene effectively with the clients and their family;
• Arrange counseling sessions and counsel clients in individual and group sessions;
• Provide emotional support to the clients;
• Receives and assesses service requests from individual users or groups and refers them to the appropriate programs, services or resources (ex: Youth protection, NNADAP worker and other medical Social Services staff and other organisms within and outside the community);
• Attend or contribute towards court cases;
• Work in close collaboration with social workers;
• Participate in intervention plans;
• Write reports;
• Perform home visits;
• Establish relationship with other organisms such as the band office, foster care, etc.;
• Carrie out other tasks usually assigned to a Community worker on the request of his supervisor
• Must have a CEGEP diploma with a core concentration in techniques of social worker or a CEGEP certificate in social techniques or social counseling techniques.
• Completed Charlie Training or is willing to follow the training.
• Completed PCFI Training or is willing to follow the training.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Proper knowledge of the Nemaska social environment;
• Knowledge of Cree culture and social/health issues in Eeyou Istchee;
• Knowledge of Eenou/Eeyou Pimaatsiiun healing practices and paradigms is an asset;
• Ability to communicate with people, to run interviews and to establish and maintain a "helping relationship with beneficiaries";
• Must show an interest and ability to write reports in English;
• Ready to learn about 2nd line services ("Youth Protection" and "Young Offender Procedures");
• Skills in counseling and Knowledge of the laws: Y.O.A, Y.P.A, L.H.S.S.S
• Ability to work in collaboration with CLSC Community worker, NNADAP worker and other medical social services staff and other organisms within and outside the community;
• Initiative, dynamism and sense of responsibility;
• Must be ready to work occasionally outside the regular working hours (availability);
• Must show initiative, be dynamic, exhibit responsibility and professionalism;
• Must be sensitive to issues within the family unit;
• Available to travel in the communities to assess situations.
• Fluent in Cree and English.
• Valid driver’s permit class 4B meeting the standards of the Société d'assurance automobile du Québec and the Ministère des Transports du Québec;
• Excellent driving record: Driving Record Request (SAAQ clic online Services – Citizens).;
Benefits and remuneration:
You will have the opportunity to participate and work in a context of excitement within passionate and dynamic teams. The remuneration and benefits are granted according to the applicable policies of the MSSS. In addition, according to established internal policies, you will receive regional disparity premium, group insurance and pension plan!
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.