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 Salluit.
Under the authority of the Director of Community Services and supervised by the Coordinator of CLSC Social Services, the Social Worker in the Mental Health-PLA position works in collaboration with the local Community Worker(s)-Social Aid(s) to deliver day-to-day generic social services but carries specific responsibilities for providing services to individuals 18 years of age and over as well as their families.
The social worker is comfortable with crisis intervention and problems of suicide, family violence, sexual abuse, and addiction as well as severe and persistent mental health problems
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of CLSC Social Services, the SW will:
- Offer services to adults suffering from severe and persistent mental health problems (as well as other diagnoses including intellectual disability, substance abuse, etc.) in addition to other mental health difficulties (depression, PTSD, situational distress, etc.);
- The social worker will do preliminary mental health evaluations and make necessary referals to specialized services.
- Contribute to a working environment which will target the enhanced autonomy of the CWs-SAs through joint interviews and home visits, case discussions, team meetings, etc.
- Intervene directly with clients at the request of the client him/herself, Community Worker, or the Coordinator, in difficult situations or in those in which there is a conflict of interest.
- Work in collaboration with a wide variety of partners within IHC (such as nurses, doctors, mental health residential resources) as well as in the community including the municipal council, religious leaders, KRPF, etc.
- Organize, in collaboration with the Community Worker(s), weekly work schedules, on call duties, etc.
- Provide information and interpretation of different laws touching the clinical setting (e. g., Law P-38, TAQ, etc.).
- Assure the smooth functioning of the CLSC Social Services office in collaboration with the Community Worker(s) (e. g., ordering supplies, arranging for repairs to office equipment, etc.).
- Fulfill the requirements for clinical recording and weekly statistical reports;
- Liaise with other organizations in the North and the South (e. g., Aaniavituqarq, Reintegration Center, TAQ, psychiatric hospitals, etc.).
- Prepare and deliver public education and prevention activities with the Community Worker(s) and/or the Community Liaison Wellness Worker.
- Assist in the orientation of new employees.
- Assume responsibility for cases of other Social Workers in the same village
- Who are absent from work for any reason.
- Assist in other communities as needed in times of crisis.
- Perform any other tasks or functions as requested by the Coordinator.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work
• Minimum of two years experience in the Québec Health and Social Services network
• Experience in psychiatric illness and home care is an asset
• Flexibility and open-mindedness.
• Willingness to discover different visions of, and approaches to, individual, family, and social problems.
• Adaptability particularly as related to intervention techniques and strategies.
• Acknowledgement of, and respect for, Inuit culture and values.
• Driving licence
Conditions and benefits
Hourly rate from $25.25 to $45.22
Furnished housing provided
Three to four annual personal trips depending on status
Maximum of 16 weeks’ vacation per year
Cargo premium $115.64 per week
Isolation premium from $191.93 per week or $338.29 with dependants
Retention premium $114.99 per week
Moving expenses assumed by the employer
Storage expenses, if applicable, assumed by the employer
**Candidates presently working in the health and social services network may apply for northern leave without pay (up to 48 months) to work in Nunavik**
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