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Permanent position, unionized or unionizable nonunionized

LIAISON SOCIAL WORKER

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2021 May 14

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 Ullivik, located in Dorval, for the Nunavik region. The Ullivik’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 SalluitThe Liaison Social Worker (LSW) is responsible for following up with clients at the department of the hospital in Puvirnituq in need of psychosocial services. The LSW also act as liaison, for client from other communities currently hospitalized in Puvirnituq, with the client’s community social services.
The LSW is comfortable with crisis intervention, suicidal assessment, family violence, sexual abuse, addiction, mental health problems, DI and loss of autonomy. Flexible and open-minded, the LSW must be willing to discover different visions and approaches to individual, family and social problems. The LSW must also be able to adapt his/her methods and strategies of intervention in accordance with the need and in respectful acknowledgement of Inuit culture and values.
• Contribute to a working environment, which will target the enhanced autonomy of the CW-SAs through joint interviews and home visit, case discussion, team meetings, etc.
• Provide liaison function between local CLSC social services team, the department and any other significant partners or organisms. 
• Collaborate closely with the nursing and medical team of the IHC Department (Care Unit). The LSW will attend daily rounds, receive referrals, and provide services to clients from comunities outside Puvirnituq, in collaboration with the local CLSC Social Services teams on the coast.
• Provide intervention and liaison functions for individuals and families who are temporarily (no specific duration) in Puvirnituq. Close collaboration with the CLSC Social services of the community of origin of these clients is required.
• Provide intervention and liaison functions for individuals who are staying in Mental health or PLA facilities in Puvirnituq. Close collaboration with the CLSC Social services of the community of origin of these clients is required.
• Fulfill the requirement for clinical recording and weekly statistical reports.
• Liaise with other organizations in the North and the South (e.g., Douglas Hospital, Isuarsivik, Women shelters, etc.) as appropriate.
• Perform any other tasks or functions as requested by the Clinical Advisor or Manager.​• Assist or support new employees on their training.
• Be on-call at night and weekends according to the social services on-call schedule.
• Every other duty requested by the supervisor.
• Assist in other communities as needed in times of crisis.
 

Qualifications

• Bachelor or master in social work and a member of the OTSTCFQ
• 2 years of experience in the Quebec health and social services network as liaison worker or with experiences with different clientele. 
• Capacity to adapt, ability to work in close collaboration with different colleagues and partners, respect for Inuit culture and tradition. 
• High degree of organization
• Fluent in written and spoken English 
• Valid driving license
• The employee will take advantage of any training opportunities offered. 

Conditions and benefits

Permanent full time based in Puvirnituq
Hourly rate from $25.25 to $45.22
35hrs/week + on call
Three to four annual personal trips according to family status
Up to 16 weeks of leave per year
Cargo premium from $115.64/week
Isolation premium between 191.93$/week and 338.29$/ week according to family status; 
Retention premium of $114.99/week
Furnished housing provided
Moving expenses assumed by the employer
Storage expenses, if applicable, assumed by the employer

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

Additional details

Please send your cover letter and resume by email to:
melanie.lepage.mnq@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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