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Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2022 May 25

The Inuulitsivik Health Centre, with more than 950 employees, is part of the Quebec health and social services network in the Nunavik region. It provides front-line health and social services, including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support, to the approximately 7,000 people in the Hudson Bay territory. In addition, it provides services related to child protection and the management of Ullivik in the Dorval region of Nunavik. The latter’s mission is to welcome Inuit people who must receive health services in the participating Montreal hospitals. The Inuit population is distributed in seven communities along the Hudson Bay coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.

Under the authority of the Direction of Community Services, and supervised by the mental health program manager, the Mental health Educator play a central role in external services to adults in Nunavik who suffer from psychiatric illness, psychological disorders and/or intellectual disabilities. 
The mental health educator will work with adults and will have to interact in different social issues and laws.
Person who works directly with service users to ensure their education and rehabilitation in accordance with the intervention programs established in collaboration with the existing team of professionals, to foster the rehabilitation of individuals and/or their reintegration into society. She/he applies education techniques involving activities of daily living in organizing, coordinating and conducting programmed activities aimed at helping these individuals learn and acquire appropriate attitudes and behaviors.
The person who, as a member of the team of interveners and in collaboration with internal and external partners, ensures individual and group support for adults with various problems (social skills deficit, intellectual deficiencies, etc.), or with difficulties of adaptation (behavioral disorder, attachment disorder, problems or mental health indices, etc.). She/he also provides services to the families of these individuals.
Be willing to travel within communities on the Hudson Bay Coast.
She/he observes and analyses the behavior of the service users, participates in assessing their needs and abilities and records their progress by writing up the appropriate reports. She/he is responsible for programming her/his own activities.
In accordance with the legal framework governing the situation of young people, she/he draws up or participates in the intervention plan and service plan and ensures its application and revision according to the clinical process.
She/he contributes to the smooth functioning of the team and may be called upon to accompany trainees as well as new employees.


  • Diploma of college studies with specialization in special care counselling or institutional rehabilitation;
Experience required
  • Have a good knowledge of the clinical process and the intervention protocols in force in the field of adult protection;
  • Have theoretical knowledge and understanding of the Criminal Justice Act and the Health and Social Services Act (HSSSS);
Essential skills and aptitudes
  • Communication skills in French and English (spoken and written);
  • Knowledge of Inuktitut would be an important asset;
  • Demonstrate strong team spirit;
  • Strong sense of collaboration and communication skills;
  • Flexibility and excellent adaptability;
  • Strong interest in working in a different cultural context and environment;
  • Good ability to work under pressure and in an emergency context;
  • Ability to solve complex problems in a context where resources are limited.
Conditions and benefits

  • Permanent full time based in Puvirnituq and Inukjuak;
  • Hourly rate according to the MSSS salary scales between $24.78/hr and $35.67/hr;
  • Day shift;
  • 3 to 4 annual outings depending on status;
  • Cargo premium 115.64$/week
  • Remoteness premium 203.66$/week without dependant or 358.99$/week with dependant;
  • Retention premium 114.99$/week;
  • Cargo premium $98.08/week;
  • Remoteness Premium $203.66/week without dependant or $358.99/week with dependant;
  • Retention premium $114.99/week;
  • Furnished housing provided;
  • Moving and storage expenses reimbursed by the center;
  • 3 to 4 outings per year depending on status;
  • Up to 16 weeks leave per year.
***Professionals who are currently in the health and social services network can request a Nordic leave of absence (up to 48 months) from their institution to work in Nunavik***.

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