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Social worker - 0-5 child and family intervention

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2023 September 30

Under the Direction of Community Services and supervised by the Early Childhood program manager, the S.W. 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 families with children aged 0-5 years old in which parental skills and parental difficulties are the target for intervention. Delivering services in the home and within daycare services are of primary importance.

The S.W. has strong knowledge of the developmental stages of children 0–5 years old is comfortable with supporting parents in need and intervene when necessary in crisis intervention. The S.W. will support parents with and refer to appropriate services dealing with problems of suicide, family violence, sexual abuse, and addiction as well as mental health problems.

The S.W. will work in close collaboration with workers from DYP and nursing departments.
Under the supervision of the Early Childhood program manager, the S.W. will:

 1.    Carry primary responsibilities for services to families with children in which child and parental difficulties are the target for intervention.
2.    Will complete and maintain Intervention plans in all files as well as ISP where needed
3.    Provide school-based services.
4.    Contribute to a working environment, which will target the enhanced autonomy of the CWs-SAs through joint interviews home visits, case discussions, team meetings, etc.
5.    Intervene directly with clients at the request of the client him/herself, Community Worker, or the Manager, in difficult situations or in those in which there is a conflict of interest.
6.    Work in collaboration with Youth Protection services by treating referrals for parenting skills and parental skills building.
 7.    Work in collaboration with a wide variety of partners within IHC (such as nurses, doctors, visiting specialists, etc.) as well as in the community including daycare, school municipal council, religious leaders, KRPF, etc.
8.    Organize, in collaboration with the Community Worker(s), weekly work schedules, on call duties, etc.
9.    Maintain the proper functioning of the CLSC Social Services office in collaboration with the other Worker(s) (e.g., ordering supplies, arranging for repairs to office equipment, etc.).
10.  Fulfill the requirements for clinical recording and weekly statistical reports;
11.  Liaise with other organizations in the North and the South (e.g. women’s shelters, etc.).
12.  Participate in the preparation and delivery public education and prevention activities with the Community Worker(s) and/or the Community Liaison Wellness Worker of the prevention and promotion department.
1.    Assist in the orientation of new employees.
2.    Assume responsibility for cases of other HRA or Social Workers in the same village who are absent from work.
3.    Assist in other communities as needed in times of crisis.
4.    Perform any other tasks or functions as requested by the Manager.Be available for the on-call schedule


·         Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work or related field of study
·         Minimum of two years experience in the Québec Health and Social Services network
·         Experience with families and children is essential.
·         Knowledge of the Youth Protection Act is an asset.
·         Experience in daycare based services is an asset.


Essential skills and aptitudes

·         Willing to adapt clinical interventions to culturally adapted practices.
·         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.
·         Valid driver's licence

Conditions and benefits

Permanent full-time based in Puvirnituq;
Hourly rate between $27.08/h and $47.98/h depending on experience;
Cargo premium $115.64/week
Isolation premium $203.66/week without dependent, $358.99/week with dependent;
Retention premium $114.99/week;
3 to 4 annual outings depending on family status;
- Group insurance
- Furnished housing provided
- Air transportation covered by the health centre
- Moving and storage expenses reimbursed by the health centre
- Up to 16 weeks off per year
***The professionals of the health and social services sector can ask for a Northern leave (of up to 48 months) from their establishment in order to work in the Nunavik region***

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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