**This position is for INTERNAL EMPLOYEES ONLY**
The person will 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.
In accordance with the policy and procedures of the CBHSS and within the L.H.S.S.S. and CMC mandate, the person will have to meet and intervene with people (individuals, families & community).
• Assessment interview and report of potential Foster Homes at the supervisor’s request;
• Providing support and assistance to Foster Families;
• Providing foster homes, placement of children and any other tasks requested by service providers in effort to build services to children in care under the Y.P.A., Y.C.J.A. and L.H.S.S.S.;
• Recruitment and Promotion of the Foster Home Program in Chisasibi.
• Must have a college diploma (DEC) in technique of social work or other relevant college discipline of a recognized school by the competent ministry. This job also includes the person who, hold a certificate of college studies in Social Work Techniques or Social Assistance Techniques.
Applicants with an attestation of college studies in Educators in Native Childcare Services or Special Needs Education aboriginal and Inuit children may be considered.
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).
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.