The Inuulitsivik Health Centre, with more than 900 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 the Northern Québec Module (MNQ), located in Montréal, for the Nunavik region. The MNQ’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.
The social worker shall assume functions in an Inuit community of the Hudson coast and shall work jointly with the community workers and social aids at providing daily social services. He or she must be capable of intervening in crisis situations and with problems of suicide, family violence, sexual abuse and addictions as well as mental-health problems. Flexible and open-minded, the social worker must be prepared to discover different views and approaches to individual, family and social problems. He or she must be capable of adapting intervention techniques and strategies by becoming familiar with and respecting Inuit culture and values.
Under the authority of the coordinator of CLSC social services, the social worker shall:
- Contribute to the work environment for the purpose of developing the autonomy of the community workers and social aids through joint interviews, home visits, case discussions, team meetings, etc.
- Intervene directly with clients at their request or at the request of the community worker or coordinator in difficult situations or in situations of conflict of interest.
- Work closely with the interveners and partners of the Inuulitsivik Health Centre (including nurses, physicians, Department of Youth Protection, residential resources in mental health) and actively contribute to the development and maintenance of the multidisciplinary team.
- Work closely with the community, including the municipal council, school, religious leaders, elders, KRPF, etc.
- Jointly with the community workers, organize weekly work schedules, duty rosters, etc.
- Clarify and interpret the various statutes concerning clinical aspects (e.g., Youth Protection Act, Bill 39).
- Assume primary responsibility for more technical aspects such as application of governmental income-support programs, evaluations and re-evaluations of supervision of protection (public curator of Québec), etc.
- Ensure harmonious functioning of the CLSC social services office jointly with the community workers (e.g., supply orders, repairs to office equipment, etc.).
- Fill out weekly clinical reports and statistical reports.
- Participate in the program for persons lacking autonomy through evaluation, re-evaluation and regular attendance of the multidisciplinary team’s weekly meeting.
- Ensure liaison with other organizations in the North and South (e.g., Douglas Hospital, Isuarsivik, integration centres, women’s shelters).
- Prepare and send public-education and prevention activities to the community workers and community liaison wellness workers.
- Social workers working on programs for children, youths and families shall assume specific responsibilities relative to services for families with young children and adolescents targeted for intervention due to parent-child difficulties and shall regularly provide services in the schools.
- Social workers working on mental health and with persons lacking autonomy shall assume specific responsibilities relative to services for adults suffering from acute, persistent mental-health problems. Services for clients lacking autonomy shall also be provided jointly with the team responsible for that portfolio.
- Assume any other tasks and functions on request.
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work
- Member of the OTSTCFQ
- Valid driver’s license
- Oral and written skills in French and English
- Proven ability to adapt to a different environment and culture
- Well-developed sense of analysis and synthesis
- Capacity to work under pressure in a context of emergency and crisis
- Minimum of two years’ experience in the Québec health and social services network
**Recall list for short and long-term replacements on the Hudson bay coast**
- Hourly rate from $25.25 to $45.22
- Furnished housing provided
- Three to four annual personal trips depending on status
- Up to 16 weeks of leave per year.r
- Cargo premium from $36.64 per week to $146.29 per week depending on village
- Isolation premium between 191.93$/sem and 399.10$/ week depending of status and village;
- Retention premium of $114.99 per week to $225.18 per week depending on years of service in the North
- Moving expenses assumed by the employer
- Storage expenses, if applicable, assumed by the employer