This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2022. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Family Wellness, you will be representing the Department of Family Services in all matters related to enhancing the overall health of individuals and families in the assigned community. As a professional in the community, you will be required to work with other associated bodies, including the RCMP, Mental Health, Medical Personnel, Education, Justice and various community resources. You will be considered an essential service provider of the community. Key focus areas you would be responsible for include:
- Program Delivery
- Child Welfare
- Adult Protection Services
- Individual and Family/Group Counselling
- Aged/physically challenged Services
- Providing a liaison services at large in the Community
Department of Family Services is responsible for developing and implementing strategic programs and initiatives for the residents of Nunavut in the area of child and family services, career development and training, adoptions, income assistance, and poverty reduction. These services aim to help strengthen and ensure the well-being of the residents of Nunavut and its communities. Much of the work done by the incumbent will be completed within isolated communities with limited supports. Ability to work with, and support other disciplines in promoting overall health of both the family and the community will be a vital part of the incumbent’s role as a community social services worker.
Qualifications required: a minimum Diploma in Social Work, plus 1 year child protection experience. However a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from recognized university along with 1 year child protection is preferred. Ability to read and write professional reports. Class 5 driver’s license or ability to get one within four (4) months from beginning employment in this position is a requirement. As well to obtain and maintain a Child and Family Services appointment. An ability to speak Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun is an asset. This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may include a Diploma in Social Work or a Degree in Social Work or the Social Sciences with transferrable education and experience suited to general Social Service Program.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is required for this position.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
- Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered.
- Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check.
- Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
- The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application.