Nunavut Government

Mental Health and Addictions Outreach Worker (BB-B5B41)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Mental Health and Addictions Program Supervisor; the purpose for this position is to provide front-line mental health and addictions services and support for clients dealing with mental health illness, suicidal ideation, family violence, and/or addictions. The Mental Health and Addictions Outreach Worker (MHAOW) will establish supportive client relationships through the delivery of community-based programs and by helping them navigate services, with the goal of empowering clients and their support network to actively participate in mental health wellness. The successful candidate incorprates Inuit knowledge, values, culture and IQ Principles in their work.

The incumbent takes the lead to provide support to clients with mental illness and/or addictions and their families in order to minimize the impact of, and improve general functioning by monitoring/reporting client behaviour in all enivornments. Facilitating client and family eudcation/teaching based on the needs of the client; encouraging client compliance with the treatment pland and medication regime. Particpiating in scheduled staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings. To develop and participate in community-based programming that promotes and supports mental health services by incorporating Inuit knowledge in their work by applying IQ Principles, and integrating knowledge of Inuit culture, history and language. Delivering programs for clients and community members of all ages that focus on wellness themes, such as building health relationships, positive coping skills, effective communication, and social-emotional understanding.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in social services, mental health, or related field with two years of experience working in mental health or a related field. The contextual knowledge for this position community mental health and addictions issues, relevant legislations, acts, policies, standards and protocols, community and territorial resources, Inuit Qaujimajutqangit Prinicples and Values. The ability to provide life skills coaching, the ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with clients, families, staff and other service providers, and the community in general. Current First-Aid and BCLS (basic cardiac life support).

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Proficiency in both French and Inuktitut is required for this position or Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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