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Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2022 November 30

The Inuulitsivik Health Centre (IHC), with more than 950 employees, is part of the health and social services network of Quebec, Nunavik region. It provides the population of the Hudson Bay Territory of approximately 7,000 people with front-line health and social services, including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support. In addition, it provides youth protection services and management for the Nunavik region of Ullivik in Dorval. Its mission is to welcome Inuit people who need to receive health services in participating Montreal hospitals. The Inuit population is distributed in seven communities on the Hudson Bay coast from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.

Under the Direction of Community Services, the program manager of youth services will ensure the proper support to the team delivering services and will coordinate the first line services on the Hudson coast. Responsibilities include FEJ and the CAFE program and all psychosocial services to the needs of 0-18 year old clientele, as well as work in partnership with the youth protection and the Nunavimmi ilagiit papatauvinga Services to ensure the continuum of services to the youth in difficulty clientele. The program manager plays a key role in maintaining services, developing new services, and managing human resources, both Inuit and non-Inuit.  The program manager also carries a variety of administrative responsibilities.Under the authority of the Director of Community Services, the program manager of youth first-line-services will lead the following activities.

Program and Services Maintenance and Development

  • Ensure the understanding and application of the mission and philosophy of Inuulitsivik Health Center.
  • Participate with partners to identify the needs of clientele and to set priorities for for youth first-line services.
  • Ensure the maximization of the involvement and use of community resources in response to identified  psycho-social needs.
  • Develop, promote, and initiate new resources and programs for all client groups served by the youth first-line-services
  • Collaborate with partners involved in services to children, youth and families, more specifically with the youth clinical supervisor.
  • Ensure the planning, organization, coordination and review of deployment of services in the communities.
  • Provide support and supervision to all members of children, youth and family team.
  • Maintain existing links with partners within Inuulitsivik Health Center as well as with community-based collaborators.  Develop new relations as appropriate.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and review the delivery of services to clients under the provisions of the Health and Social Services Act.
  • Collaborate in establishing agreements with various organizations which have a role in providing services to clients of youth-first-line Services such as day care centers, schools, youth centers, etc.
  • Participate in pertinent regional and sub-regional committees related to service provision to youth-first-line Services clientele.

  • Oversee the overall functioning of Social Services in the 7 communities.
  • Responsible for hiring and supervision (probation and annual evaluation) of clinical staff
  • Collaborate with relevant partners to develop and update policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Ensure the implementation and application of these policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, maintenance and review of policies and procedures.
  • Prepare budget proposals and monitor the authorized budget envelope.
  • Prepare monthly activity reports for the Director of Community Services.
  • Ensure the maintenance of client files in accordance with professional standards.
  • Ensure the application of the financial and administrative policies of Inuulitsivik Health Center in regards to services for youth.

Case management
  • Responsible for caseload management for the workers under their responsibility
  • Ensure quality of services provided to individuals and groups served by youth-first-line Services.
  • In collaboration with the clinical supervisor, ensure the presence of IP and ISP.
  • Ensure the understanding of all personnel of the role and functioning of diverse organizations such as the CDPDJ and laws such as LSSSS, LPJ, LSJPA etc.
  • Ensure the respect for the policies and procedures of other services within Inuulitsivik Health Center as well as other organizations with which the Youth-First-line Services collaborate including youth protection, daycare centers, schools, etc.
  • Identify training needs and develop an on-the-job training plan for Inuit and non-Inuit staff. 

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field of study
  • Minimum of 2 years management experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in youth health and social services field
Experience required

Experience working in Inuit culture an asset

Essential skills and aptitudes
  • Proven management skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Good oral communication skills in English, Inuktitut and French
  • Knowledge of Inuit culture and tradition an asset
  •  Any training as required by the Director of Community Services
Conditions and benefits

  • Salary class 37: between 78 482 $ and 102 026 $ annually
  • Permanent full time position based in Puvirnituq
  • Isolation premium of  203.66$/week (without dependent) or 358.99$/week  (with dependent);
  • Cargo allowance of around 115.64$/week;
  • Retention premium 114.99$/week;
  • Furnished housing provided;
  • Up to 16 weeks of absence per year.

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

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