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2019-077-02 Project Leader, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2019 December 16

Under the authority of the director of Planning and Programming and the supervision of the advisor for adult and community programs, the project leader shall be responsible for developing remote, psychosocial-support tools (helpline for suicide prevention, info-social line adapted to the context of Nunavik) contributing to a regional response in the sectors of mental health and suicide prevention. Moreover, he or she shall contribute to the development of virtual information, awareness and intervention tools accessible to the population.


The project leader’s responsibilities shall include:


project planning;

search for best practices;

planning and validation of measures for follow-up and control;

creation of a development plan and a financial framework defining the needs in terms of human and physical resources;

definition of training needs;

identification of partners and eventual agreements with those partners.


The project leader shall work jointly with the officers of the NRBHSS, key interveners in suicide prevention from the two health centres and the regional partners involved in setting up the measure; he or she shall sit on various regional committees when required. Further, he or she shall ensure that all proposed services are adapted to Nunavik’s culture and social realities.


Concurrently with these tasks, the project leader shall contribute to the development of tools destined to strengthen support for interveners in the region and may be assigned other related tasks.


Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or other related discipline

Experience in project management

Experience with best practices in suicide prevention and intervention in suicidal crises and postvention, ideally in an Inuit or aboriginal setting

Experience in establishing an info-social line

Experience in psychosocial intervention

Practical knowledge of online informatics tools

Excellent written and oral skills in French and English; ability to speak and write in Inuktitut shall be considered a major asset

Sound knowledge of the MS Office suite

Excellent oral and written communications skills

Conditions and benefits

Temporary, full-time position (35 hours/week) of six months 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.

Additional details

Interested candidates should send their résumé in English and French, no later than December 16th, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., care of:


Human Resources

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services

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


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