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2021-010 Planning and Programming Officer, Addictions

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2021 September 17

The NRBHSS’ mission is to contribute to the development, improvement and maintenance of the Nunavik population’s health and well-being and to ensure access to health and well-being services adapted to the population’s needs and particularities. That mission is pursued in close collaboration with the health centres, community organizations and partners in the economic, social, cultural, education and municipal sectors of the Nunavik region.

We are seeking a:
                                                      Planning and Programming Officer, Addictions (Kuujjuaq)
                                                                              (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.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the managers involved to provide a support and advisory role for addiction 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.

Qualifications required:

  • 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 addiction 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;
  • Salary and working conditions according to the standards in effect in the health and social services network (MSSS);
  • 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.
You want to join our team? Send your résumé indicating # 2021-010, no later than September 17th, 2021 to:



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You want to join our team? Send your résumé indicating # 2021-010, no later than September 17th, 2021 to:


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