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Mental Health Wellness Clinician

Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15, 016.00
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
03 March 2017

Term until January 19, 2018.

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 Case Program Manager, the Mental Health Wellness Clinician provides clinical assessment, therapeutic intervention, program / service development, counseling services, and provides aftercare consultations within established guidelines, for youth in conflict with the law and therapeutic consultation to primary care givers within a forensic context that is culturally relevant. Set up meetings with youths up to 15 youth a week within an institutional context. Coordinates and facilitates up to 4 programs a year (6-8 youth per program). The position is in Iqaluit and coordinates clinical services addressing current resource gaps to the Young Offender treatment system within Nunavut. Furthermore, conducts ongoing research for the purpose of creating relevant mental health services for the Young Offender Centre.

The Mental Health Wellness Clinician provides clinical services, within established guidelines,

in order to prepare youth for reintegration into society. Provides behavioural development

programming services for youth, in order to provide opportunities for rehabilitation. Provides

safe and secure custody within established guidelines, to ensure the safety of society, youth

and staff. Prepares training material with the purpose of providing ongoing training to staff in the

areas of mental health and forensic psychology. 

The position requires ability to develop and deliver human behaviour programs. A good theoretical understanding of and the ability to assess and evaluate human behaviour with forensic context. Excellent problem solving, research and programming, excellent verbal, written communications skills, excellent interpersonal, counselling, assessment and referral skills. Knowledge of Inuit cultures in the context of mental health/psychological areas an asset. Capacity to communicate Inuktitut would be an asset. Knowledge of Inuit Societal Values and experience working in a cross-cultural environment. Basic computer experience is required for this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job is usually obtained through a Diploma in Social Work will be considered with relevant experience in the area of counselling. A Master’s Degree in Social Work or A Bachelor’s Degree would be an asset.

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 Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Term until January 19, 2018. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term.

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 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.
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Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
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