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Course/Program Developer - Coordinator - McGill School of Social Work

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2021 September 30

$52.00 (possibility of adjustment taking into consideration experience and education)

McGill’s School of Social Work has entered into an agreement with the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services to deliver a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) pilot program in Kuujjuaq. The School of Social Work is seeking a Course Developer - Coordinator to join our team to assist in tailoring the BSW program to the Inuit context.

Position summary:
In order to adapt each course of the Bachelor of Social Work program, focus groups will be held in various Nunavik communities with local Inuit knowledge holders to seek guidance on how best to ensure the unique realities, interests and perspectives of Inuit are acknowledged, affirmed and implemented throughout the course of the BSW.

In addition, an intensive land-based course will be offered as part of the program. The land-based course will provide an introduction to social work and will explore traditional Inuit spirituality, values, philosophy, lifestyle and ceremonies. At its core is a 1-week experiential cultural immersion program on the land guided by Elders, social work faculty and cultural support people taking place in a local Inuit community, coupled with seminars to prepare for the educational process in a helping profession and to debrief the experience.

The Coordinator will manage the various aspects of the focus groups and the land-based course. The position will be based in Kuujjuaq and is full time, however, it can be divided into part time positions. Availability for travel within Nunavik will be required. Lodging will be provided if the applicant is coming from another community in Nunavik. This is a 1 year contract with the possibility of extending longer. Working conditions (hours, length of contract, etc.) might be negotiated with the candidate.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications

  • Engagement with Inuit community organizations;
  • Knowledge of Inuit history, policy and social realities;
  • Fluency in Inuktitut

Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the following:

  • Inuit culture and worldviews;
  • Inuit customs, values and ways of life;
  • The intergenerational effects of colonization and Canadian policies on contemporary Inuit society;
  • Holistic approaches to learning about Indigenous culture through physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual component.

Additional details

Please contact Pamela Weightman at 514-979-6487 or pamela.weightman@mcgill.ca for more information or to apply

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