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2021-010 Planning and Programming Officer, Addictions

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2021 June 30

(Posting # 2021-010)

Under the supervision of the Psychosocial affairs and Community Services Coordinator and within the Department of Planning and Programming, you will contribute to the planning, organization, development and coordination of the addictions program and related activities.

You will work closely with the region's two health centres, including pivotal stakeholders, addiction teams and clinical advisors, to ensure services are inplace in line with regional priorities and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) Action Plan. In addition, you will ensure that all services are adapted to the culture and cultural realities of Nunavik.

More specificaly, you will :

  • Work closely with the managers involved to provide a support and advisory role for dependency mandates;
  • Support the writing of procedures, processes and policies in relation to the addictions program;
  • Supporting the evolution of clinical services and programs;
  • Participate in the development of the tools necessary for the smooth running of processes;
  • Work with public health teams to develop prevention and promotion programs for substance use;
  • Working in collaboration with internal and regional partners involved in the addictions clinical project and the regional hospital project;
  • Represent the region on working committees or provincial tables related to the addictions program.


  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences or any other related discipline, a certificate in addictions or a certificate in addictions treatment would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in intervention dependencies with an Inuit clientele would be considered an asset;
  • Minimum of five years of experience in psychosocial intervention related to addictions. Experience with an Inuit clientele would be considered an asset;
  • Good knowledge of the health and social services network;
  • Experience with community programs and services;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English; communication skills in Inuktitut is considered a major asset;
  • Good knowledge of the MS Office environment.

Candidates who are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (JBNQA) shall receive priority.

What we offer:

  • Permanent, full-time position (35 hours/week) Ideally based in Nunavik. If teleworking position, a minimum of 16 weeks per year presence in the territory will be required;
  • Hourly salary of 25.25$ to 45.22$ based on your professional profile;
  • For a person based in Kuujjuaq:
    • Isolation premium ($10,015/year), cost-of-living allowance ($3,085/year) and retention premium($6,000);
    • If hired more than 50 km from Kuujjuaq, moving expenses reimbursed and subsidized, furnishedhousing provided;
    • 3 - 4 return trips per year to point of hiring depending on family situation;
  • 4 weeks of vacation as of first year of employment;
  • Eligibility for our benefits program and retirement plan;
  • Opportunity to work with a dynamic team and in a dynamic environment.

Additional details


You want to join our team?

Send your résumé indicating # 2021-010, no later than June 30th, 2021 to:

Ginny Seguin
Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services
Kuujjuaq, Québec

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