Under the authority of the director of Public Health and the supervision of the coordinator of the team for disease prevention and health promotion, as well as jointly with the members of that team, the officer shall be responsible for the portfolios related to psychoactive substance use in the region and associated harm reduction strategies. More specifically, the officer will have the following responsibilities:
Provide expertise on best practices with regards to public health interventions related to cannabis, alcohol and other psychoactive substances use, ranging from public policy interventions to community, school or healthcare based preventive interventions;
Participate on various regional, provincial and national working groups and committees related to psychoactive substance use;
Evaluate the need for and applicability of harm reduction interventions in the region related to psychoactive substance use;
Provide support to sectoral as well as intersectoral partners (municipalities, schools, etc.), in the form of tools, trainings, workshops, etc.
If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact David Arsenault at 819-964-2222 Ext. 284 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masters in public health or global health; a combination of appropriate training and experience may be considered
Minimum of three years’ experience in public health or a related field linked to public policy
Experience in the field of harm reduction related to psychoactive substance use
Sound knowledge of the health and social services network and community-health programs
Mastery of French and English; knowledge of Inuktitut shall be considered a major asset
Demonstrates leadership skills and autonomy
Capacity for teamwork
Familiarity with the MS Office suite
Candidates who are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement shall receive priority.
Temporary, full-time position of one year with possibility of extension
Position based in Kuujjuaq or telework with frequent travels up North
Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS
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.
Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than October 17th, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., care of:
Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services
Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0