Coordinator, Preventing Violence Against Children & Youth Initiatives
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Director of Children and Family Services, the Coordinator, Preventing Violence Against Children & Youth Initiatives is accountable for coordinating the development of departmental initiatives to address sexual abuse towards children and youth and for providing advice and assistance to program staff to help them in the development of policies, guidelines, proposals, training and awareness materials. The Coordinator also will be responsible for developing initiatives on preventing violence against children and youth, with a focus on sexual abuse, and implementing initiatives as they relate to Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy. The Coordinator will be part of a divisional team that coordinates the Department’s Children and Family Services initiatives such as child protection, adoption and family violence.
The Coordinator, Preventing Violence Against Children & Youth Initiatives will be responsible for overseeing and identifying priority issues and developing strategies and recommendations, working with all program managers to analyze the existing policy and legislative framework and producing public awareness materials. The Coordinator plays a lead role in the Department of Family Services by conducting research and analyzing best practices, providing advice and assistance to the minister responsible in dealing with issues arising in the Legislative assembly and in interprovincial forums, compiling statistics to track reports of violence, and engaging relevant stakeholders in data sharing. The Coordinator will also ensure that the work of the Department is always viewed through the lens of those who are disadvantaged, accepting special assignments from the Director, preparing business cases and FMB submissions, and assisting with overarching office administrative duties.
A familiarity with a broad range of Federal, Provincial and Territorial legislation, policy and programs related to family violence and intervention, including the Canadian Charter of Human Rights is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must have the ability to network effectively and to work collaboratively in a team environment. Excellent writing skills are required, as well as knowledge of Northern social services, education, justice and health care systems and structures.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized University degree in Social Sciences or Social Work along with two (2) years of practical experience working with advocacy groups, planning social programs, and/or involvement in a social service delivery.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
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.
Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees, who apply and are successful on this term position competition, may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.