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HUMAN RELATIONS AGENT Flying team - Crisis support and intervention-

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2021 May 21

The Inuulitsivik Health Centre, with more than 900 employees, is part of the Québec health and social services network (Nunavik region). It provides front-line health and social services, notably for prevention, evaluation, diagnostics and treatment, rehabilitation and support, for the population of the Hudson subregion of roughly 7 000 persons. Moreover, it provides services related to youth protection and assumes the administration of Ullivik, located in Dorval, for the Nunavik region. The Ullivik’s mission is to receive Inuit travelling to Montréal to receive health services in participating institutions. The Inuit population is spread among seven communities along the Hudson coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.

Under the Direction of Community Services and supervised by the manager of social Services, the person will work in close collaboration with the social services teams of the seven villages of the Hudson Coast when crisis occurs. The person will support the management of the crisis by helping intervening with the community and by putting in place new tools of prevention and intervention. More specifically, the person holding the position will mainly be required to exercise roles of intervention, adviser and trainer in crisis intervention as post-traumatic and intervention in context of grief. The HRA is comfortable with crisis intervention related to murder, suicide, family violence, sexual abuse, and addiction as well as mental health problems.
The person will take part in a mobile crisis intervention unit to support teams and villages in need.
Under the authority of the coordination of social services, the person will:
-Participate in the development of community responses for clients in distress related to grief, post-   traumatic stress disorder, intergenerational trauma, etc.
-Intervene directly with clients when requested, in difficult situations and/ or traumatic grief. 
-Work closely with natural caregivers and community workers.
-Work in collaboration with the CSI’s partners (DYP, medical team, mental health resources, schools) as well as those of the community including the municipal council, religious leaders, KRPF, etc. 
-Prepare and lead awareness-raising and training activities for stakeholder teams and community workers including the production of materials (capsules, guides, etc.).
-Travel to other communities to offer support and guidance to different services and organizations in matters related to grief and post-traumatic intervention strategies.
-Take over the on-call phone to support the teams.
-Perform any other related task at the request of the immediate superior. 
-Assist or support new employees on their training.
-Assist in other communities as needed in times of crisis.



Bachelor of social work, psychoeducation or psychology degree or any other related field of study
Minimum of two years of experience in individual and group intervention in the context of post-trauma and/or grief
Experience as a trainer and/or as an advisory role
Minimum of two years of experience in the Quebec Health and Social Services (asset)
Working experience in Inuit communities (strong asset)
Flexibility and open-mindedness
Willingness to discover different visions and approaches to social and family problems
Good adaptability. especially in regard to intervention techniques and strategies
Comfortable with ambiguity
Recognition and respect of Inuit culture and values
Bilingual (French and English)
Valid driver’s license

Experience required

Tempory full time based in Puvirnituq
Hourly rate from $25.25 to $45.22
Three to four annual personal trips according to family status
Up to 16 weeks of leave per year
Cargo premium from $115.64/week
Isolation premium between 191.93$/week and 338.29$/ week according to family status; 
Retention premium of $114.99/week
Furnished housing provided
Moving expenses assumed by the employer
Storage expenses, if applicable, assumed by the employer

**Interveners presently working in the health and social services network may apply for northern leave without pay (up to 48 months) to work in Nunavik**

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