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Social worker mental health and home support

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2023 September 30

The Inuulitsivik Health Center, with over 950 employees, is part of the Quebec health and social services network, Nunavik region. It provides front-line health and social services to the population of the Hudson Bay territory, which is composed of approximately 7,000 people, including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support services. In addition, it provides services related to youth protection as well as the management, for the Nunavik region, of Ullivik located in Dorval. The mission of the latter is to receive Inuit people who need health services in participating Montreal hospitals. The Inuit population is distributed in seven communities on the Hudson Bay coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit. 

Under the direction of the Director of Community Services and the supervision of the CLSC Social Services Coordinator, the Mental Health-MAD Social Worker works in collaboration with the local Community Worker(s)/Social Worker(s) to provide generic day-to-day social services, but has specific responsibilities for providing services to individuals 18 years of age and older and their families. 
The Social Worker is comfortable with crisis intervention and issues of suicide, domestic violence, sexual abuse and substance abuse, as well as severe and persistent mental health issues.
Under the supervision of the CLSC Social Services Coordinator, the Social Worker will:
- Provide services to adults with severe and persistent mental health issues (as well as other diagnoses including intellectual disability, substance abuse, etc.) in addition to other mental health issues (depression, PTSD, situational distress, etc.);
- Conduct preliminary mental health assessments and make necessary referrals to specialized services.  
- Contribute to a work environment that will target increased independence for the SO-SA through joint interviews and home visits, case discussions, team meetings, etc.
- Intervene directly with clients at the request of the client, Community Worker or Coordinator in difficult or conflict of interest situations.
- Work collaboratively with a wide variety of partners within the ISC (such as nurses, physicians, residential mental health resources) as well as in the community, including the city council, religious leaders, KRPF, etc.
- Organizing, in collaboration with community workers, weekly work schedules, on-call duties, etc.
- Provide information and interpretation of various laws affecting the clinical setting (e.g., P-38, TAQ, etc.).
- Ensure the smooth operation of the CLSC Social Services office in collaboration with community workers (e.g., order supplies, repair office equipment, etc.).
- Fulfill clinical registration and weekly statistical reporting requirements
- Liaise with other northern and southern agencies (e.g., Aaniavituqarq, Rehabilitation Centre, TAQ, psychiatric hospitals, etc.)
- Prepare and deliver public education and prevention activities with the Community Wellness Worker and/or Community Liaison Worker.

Other responsibilities
- Assist in the orientation of new employees
- Assume responsibility for the cases of other social workers in the same village
- in their absence for any reason
- Assist in other communities as needed in times of crisis
- Perform other tasks or duties as requested by supervisor

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in social work
    - At least two years experience in the Quebec health and social services network
    - Experience in mental health and home care is an asset
    - Flexibility and open-mindedness
    - Willingness to discover different visions and approaches to individual, family and social problems 
    - Adaptability, particularly with respect to intervention techniques and strategies
    - Recognition and respect for Inuit culture and values
    - Valid driver's license

Conditions and benefits


Full time permanent or part time based in Puvirnituq;
Hourly rate between $27.08/hr and $47.98/hr depending on experience;
Remoteness premium between 203.66$/week without dependant and 423.53$/week with dependant; depending on the village
Cargo premium between $115.64/week and $146.29 depending on the village;
Retention bonus between $114.99/week and $134.15 depending on the village;
Furnished housing provided;
3 or 4 annual outings depending on status;
9 weeks in the North followed by 4 weeks of leave in the South depending on status.

**Workers who are currently in the health and social services network can request a Nordic leave without pay (up to 48 months) to work in Nunavik.

Additional details

Those interested in applying are requested to do so in writing to this email address:​  recrutement.csi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca 

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