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Income Assistance Worker

Family Services
Cambridge Bay
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Restricted to beneficiaries
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$ 68,699.00
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 August 2017

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Land Claim Beneficiaries and in Cambridge Bay location only.

Under the supervision of the Regional Manager Income Assistance or Manager Income Assistance and in accordance with the Social Assistance Act, regulations, policies and departmental procedures, the incumbent will be responsible for the integrated delivery of the Income Assistance Program and ensuring that all clients are positioned to make workable, productive choices. Counselling may include referrals to appropriate agencies to address employment barriers.

The Income Assistance Worker is responsible for providing services to the community for a variety of Income Assistance programs including Social Assistance, Child Day Care Subsidy, Seniors’ Fuel Subsidy, and Nunavut Seniors’ Supplement.

The Incumbent is required to have knowledge of Income Assistance legislation, case management processes, and community agencies for referral purposes. Counselling skills, excellent interpersonal skills, presentation skills and the ability to work in a computerized environment is also required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job could be acquired through a diploma or certificate in a related field or Grade 12 and two (2) years related experience.

The incumbent must be able to pass the statutory training within 6 months or less and hold an appointment as a Social Welfare Officer as designated under Act.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

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


  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Cambridge Bay)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 2377, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut X0B 0C0
Phone: (867) 983-4058
Toll free: 1-866-667-6624
Fax: (867) 983-4041