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2020-070 Residential Health Support Workers

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2020 December 04

Under the authority of the NRBHSS director of Inuit Values and Practices (IVP) and the supervision of the Residential Health Support coordinator, the candidate shall provide support services to Nunavik communities.


The selected candidate will be asked to deliver the following activities:

Provide mental health support to individuals, families and groups within the On the Land Program;

Provide community education, support and activities;

Provide treatment referrals;

Collaborate with local community partners.

The support worker will work in collaboration with the other IVP Residential Health Support Workers, in collaboration with the Nunavik Health Centers, regional organizations, Nunavik communities and schools.


Excellent knowledge of Nunavik communities and culture;

Experience working in Inuit mental health and wellness issues;

Helping and counselling skills (a requirement);

Proven capacity and flexibility to support the emotional needs and provide direction to a potentially large number of individuals in need;

Good communications skills (oral and written);

Spoken and written skills in lnuktitut and English or lnuktitut and French.


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

Conditions and benefits

Temporary, full-time position (35 hours/week) of one year with possibility of extension

Position based in Kuujjuaq

Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS (25,25$/h to 45,22$/h)

Northern benefits: retention premium ($6,000/year), isolation premium ($10,015/year), cost-of-living allowance ($3,085/year) and, if hired more than 50 km from Kuujjuaq, subsidized housing provided, moving and storage expenses reimbursed, annual personal trips from Kuujjuaq to point of hiring provided, etc.

Additional details

Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than December 4th, care of:


Human Resources

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services

P.O. Box 900, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0

E-mail: ressources_humaines.reg17@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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