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Director Assistant - Youth Protection

DPJ, Puvirnituq
2021 December 15

In addition to being called upon to work in a context of constant change, the Assistant Director of Youth Protection / Deputy Provincial Director will be responsible for ensuring the compliance with legislation under the exclusive responsibility of the Director of Youth Protection (YPA, YCJA, adoption) and to work with the responsible directorates to provide services to the youth clientele in the region (Nunavik).

In collaboration and under the authority of the Director of Youth Protection, the Assistant Director of Youth Protection / Deputy Provincial Director shall ensure the development, the support, the organization, the distribution, the evaluation and the review of the programs of services under the jurisdiction provided under the Youth Protection Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the legislation on Adoption. In addition, she / he legally assumes, within the framework of these laws, the responsibility of the acts carried out by her/him or by the persons authorized by the director. She/he assists the director, takes part and oversees the development and mobilization of all the human resources in her/his management (heads of departments, clinical advisors, psychosocial workers and administrative staff). She/he also participates in the evaluation of the staff's contribution.

Specifically, in collaboration with the Director of Youth Protection, she/he also assumes responsibility for planning, organizing and managing clinical activities in youth protection for the seven communities in Hudson Bay in close collaboration with the service managers. She/he ensures the application of the YPA and the YCJA in accordance with current standards, the effectiveness of ongoing clinical protocols and their continuous improvement based on ministerial orientations, expected results and population needs. She/he also collaborates with other departments to optimize the offer of services to the youth clientele. The person will also be responsible for specific mandates entrusted to him / her by the Director of Youth Protection.

She or he could be called upon to replace the Director of Youth Protection and / or Heads of Services for short periods.
Provide psychosocial emergencies (support to interveners).
Be willing to move around in communities.



·  Must have a bachelor’s degree in human sciences like Social Service, Psychology, PsychoEducation, Criminology;
·  Must be a member of his or her Professional Order, ref. L-24;
·  Related experience can be considered;
·  Have good theoretical and practical knowledge of the Youth Protection Act and adoption;
·  Have a good knowledge of the clinical processes on the matter of Youth Protection and profound knowledge of the Protection concept;
·  Have a good theoretical knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Act respecting Health and Social Services;
·  Have good knowledge of Youth Protection intervention protocols;
·  Ability to communicate in English and in French (Bilingual);
·  Knowledge of Inuktitut would be a great asset;
·  Possess at least five (5) years of management experience;
·  Can easily adapt to different cultures and environments;
·  Ability to summarize and analyze;
·  Can work in emergency and pressure contexts as well as outside normal work hours;
·  Ability and interest to work in a team and in close partnership;
·  Autonomous, responsible, active listener; can take initiative, rigorous and has good judgement;
·  Capacity to compromise with the authority conferred by the different Laws and Acts that constitutes the Direction of Youth Protection;
·  Can be asked to travel to different communities


Conditions and benefits

Wage classification is a class 39, function 381 for the management personnel of the Health and Social Services network.
Full-time  position;
Isolation premium of 9 332$ or 16 450$ per year;
Cargo allowance of 10 000$ per year per dependent;
Retention premium from 6 000$ per year
Furnished housing provided;
Up to 16 weeks of absence per year.

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