The Inuulitsivik Health Center (IHC), which has more than 950 employees, is part of the Quebec network of health and social services in the Nunavik region. It provides front-line health and social services, including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support, to the population of approximately 7,000 people in the Hudson sub-region. In addition, it offers services related to youth protection as well as management, on behalf of the Nunavik region, of Ullivik, located in Dorval. The Ullivik's mission is to welcome Inuit traveling south to receive health services from participating Montreal hospitals. The Inuit population is distributed among the seven communities along the coast of Hudson Bay.
Under the Direction of Community Services and supervised by the Early Childhood program manager, the Social Worker 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 person 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. He/she 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 social worker 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.
- 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.
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.
Bilingual - French and English - is essential. Inuktitut is an asset.
- Permanent full time position based in Puvirnituq with travels on the coast, when requested
- Salary rate as per the Health and Social Servicves Network of Quebec - between 27.08$/hr and 47.98$/hr
- 35 hres/week
- Collective insurance;
- Maximum of 16 weeks of leave per year;
- 3 to 4 annual exits depending on status;
- Cargo premium $ 115.64 / week;
- Retention premium $ 114.99 / week;
- Remoteness premium $ 203.66 / week without dependents, $ 358.99/ week with dependents;
- Furnished accommodation provided;
- Air transport paid by the center;
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