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 Associate Deputy Minister, Quality of Life, the Director, Quality of Life provides strategic planning, leadership and coordination for the cycle of the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy, quality of life initiatives and plans, including: consultation and engagement; development of plans and strategies; implementation and delivery by lead departments; research monitoring and evaluation to measure progress; and reporting. This position has five (5) direct reports.
The incumbent takes the lead in the provision of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention programs and services to alleviate these challenges and reduce the rates of suicide as impacted by geography, technology, and the diverse needs of the population. The Director, Quality of Life, is a key position accountable for overseeing processes and systems to advance a vision for the territory that is consistent with Inuit Societal Values and Practices. The incumbent will play a critical role in planning for Inuit employment in mental health, addictions and psychiatric positions in Nunavut.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree in social sciences, political science, law or public administration along with five (5) years of progressive management experience in mental health, suicide prevention, social services or a related field.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.
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.