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2021-047_Nunavimmi Ilagiit Papatauvinga (NIP) Director of Cultural and Traditional Youth and Family Services

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:
                                                      Nunavimmi Ilagiit Papatauvinga (NIP) Director of Cultural
                                                                     and Traditional Youth and Family Services
                                                                                        (Posting # 2021 - 047)

Under the authority of the Executive Director of the NRBHSS and following the orientations of Sukait working group, until the creation of the non-profit independent organization, the director of Nunavimmi ilagiit papatauvinga shall review the current social services for Nunavik families and youth and propose recommendations and modifications so that they can be more adapted to inuit culture (values, traditions, family conception). Furthermore, the NIP director will enhance the involvement of Inuit leaders, youth and communities in youth issues to allow Nunavummiut to gain more autonomy in the delivery of the services and adapt the youth protection services to the specific community and children needs.

The Nunavimmi Ilagiit Papatauvinga director shall advocate and represent Nunavik child, youth and families to local, regional and provincial stakeholdersto ensure improvement and promotion of self-determination within the development and adaptation of services. He or she should make sure the child, youth and families services network, especially youth protection services be thought and created by Inuit for Inuit. 

 The NIP director will collaborate with the two health centres and the community services and shall propose strategies and plans of action aimed at relevant and culturally safe services for Nunavimmiut. He or she shall also design strategies to increase the proportion of Inuit personnel in the social services network.

 In accordance with the Sukait orientations the NIP director will oversee, offer strategic planning and support of the development of new services for child, youth and families in respect with the community’s rhythm. The NIP director will be responsible for the regional strategy for self-determination in the family services, promoting linguistic, cultural and traditional knowledge.  More specifically, the NIP director will be responsible to manage the milestone toward the application of the 37.5 article in Nunavik, for self-determination in the application of the Youth Protection law.

 The director of Nunavimmi Ilagiit Papatauvinga shall also be responsible for management of the human, physical, financial and informational resources of his or her department. The NIP director shall also facilitate the transfer of regular child, youth and family services within the new ethnic organization that will take over the regular services.  



Qualifications required:

  • First degree University diploma in a social field or in relevant field;
  • Master degree is considered an asset;
  • Three years of experience as a manager in the social services network;
  • Mandatory complete skills in Inuktitut Spoken and written and posses at least general skills in one of the second languages (English and/or French);
  • Effective leadership, acknowledged by the population and leaders;
  • Expertise in child and family services;
  • Recognized cultural competencies; 
  • Flexibility and sound ability to adapt to an environment in constant flux;
  • Familiarity with the MS Office suite;
  • Availability to travel regularly within and outside the region as required.

Candidates favoured by the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement will be given priority.

What we offer:
  • Permanent full-time position located at Kuujjuaq (Nunavik);
  • 35 hours of work per week;
  • Salary and premiums are based on the actual working conditions for management personnel of the health and social services network;  
  • Possibility of telework within Nunavik; 
  • Opportunity to be part of a dynamic team within a growing organization.

Interested candidates should send their resume, indicating the job # 2021-047, no later than September 17th, 2021 at:



Additional details

Interested candidates should send their resume, indicating the job # 2021-047, no later than September 17th, 2021 at:


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