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Human relations agent / Social Worker (Child, Youth & Family Intervention) 4 positions

CLSC, Hudson Bay
2021 September 30

The Inuulitsivik Health Centre, with more than 950 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 authority of the Direction of Community Services and supervised by the Youth program manager of Social Services, the Social Worker in the Child, Youth, and Family (Intervention) position works in collaboration with the local Community Worker(s)-Social Aid(s) to deliver day-to-day generic social services but carries specific responsibilities for providing services to families with young children and adolescents in which child and parental difficulties are the target for intervention.  School services are of primary importance.
The social worker is comfortable with crisis intervention and problems of suicide, family violence, sexual abuse, and addiction as well as mental health problems.

Under the supervision of the Coordinator of CLSC Social Services, the SW/HRA will:

  • Carry primary responsibilities for services to families with young children and adolescents in which child and parental difficulties are the target for intervention. 
  • Intervene within the family environment to offer support to parents and children in order to maintain a proper living environment.
  • Co-intervention in the family with internal CSI partners such as CW, addiction workers, DYP in order to actualize an intervention plan. 
  • Receive collaborative requests from the DYP to work on parental skills or personal difficulties to voluntary clients followed by DYP. 
  • Offer psychosocial (therapeutic) individual or group services to children and youth.
  • Contribute to a working environment which will target the enhanced autonomy of the CWs-SAs through joint interviews and home visits, case discussions, team meetings, etc.
  • Work in collaboration with a wide variety of partners within the CSI and in the community including school, DYP, etc to elaborate a PSI.
  • Organize, in collaboration with the Community Worker(s), weekly work schedules, on call duties, etc.
  • Provide information and interpretation of different laws touching the clinical setting (e. g., Youth Protection Act, Law 39, etc.).
  • Intervene directly with clients at the request of the client him/herself, Community Worker, or the Coordinator, in difficult situations or in those in which there is a conflict of interest.
  • Assure the smooth functioning of the CLSC Social Services office in collaboration with the Community Worker(s) (e. g., ordering supplies, arranging for repairs to office equipment, etc.).
  • Fulfill the requirements for clinical recording and weekly statistical reports;
  • Liaise with other organizations in the North and the South (e. g., Group Home, Uluriak, women’s shelters, etc.).
  • Perform any other tasks or functions as requested by the Coordinator.
  • Assist or support new employees on their training;
  • Assume responsibility for cases of other Social Workers in the same village who are absent.
  • Assist in other communities as needed in times of crisis.

  • Must have a first university degree in Humanities, such as: social service, criminology, psychology, psychoeducation;
  • If the employee uses the reserved title of Social worker, a proof that he or she is a member of the Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux du Québec is requested by the IHC;
  • Minimum of two years experience in the Québec Health and Social Services network;
  • Experience with families and children is essential;
  • Knowledge of the Youth Protection Act is an asset;
  • Valid driver's license;
  • Experience in school-based services is an asset;
  • Bilingual (French and English);
  • Flexibility and open-mindedness;
  • Willingness to discover different visions of, and approaches to, individual, family, and social problems;  
  • Adaptability particularly as related to intervention techniques and strategies;
  • Acknowledgement of, and respect for, Inuit culture and values;
  • Participate in any training sessions offered by Inuulitsivik Health Center.
Conditions and benefits

  • 4 permanent full-time positions, Kuujjuaraapik, Akulivik, Ivujivik, Salluit;
  • Hourly rate between $25.25 and $45.22;
  • 35hres/week + guards;
  • Furnished accommodation provided;
  • 3 to 4 annual outings depending on family status;
  • Cargo premium between $36.64/week and $146.29/week depending on village;
  • Removal premium between $191.93/week and $399.10/week depending on the village and family status;
  • Retention premium of $114.99/week;
  • Moving and storage expenses reimbursed by the centre;
  • Air transport paid by the center.

**Workers who are currently in the health and social services network can request a nordic unpaid leave (up to 48 months) to work in Nunavik.**

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