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Casual Community Social Service Worker

Family Services
Arctic Bay, Arviat, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay, Cape Dorset, Chesterfield Inlet, Clyde River, Coral Harbour, Gjoa Haven, Grise Fiord, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk, Naujaat, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Rankin Inlet, Resolute Bay, Sanikiluaq, Taloyoak, Whale Cove
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Starting $83,583 / annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
Starting at $15,016/annum and varies by community
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
Open until filled

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

The Government of Nunavut is seeking Community Social Service Workers (CSSW) for various communities across the territory. Reporting to a Supervisor Children & Family Services, CSSWs are considered to be an essential service and responsible for promoting and enhancing the overall health and wellbeing of individuals and families through the administration and delivery of both statutory and non-statutory department programs and services offered in Nunavut communities. 

The Community Social Service Worker will be responsible for program delivery by providing support services to individuals and communities, administer and arrange for the provision of child protection services, administer social services to a wide variety of clients, and provide adult protection and general counselling. The CSSA will be responsible for providing liaison services in the community and will be required to represent the Department in all matters related to interventions with families within the community. As a professional in the community, this position will also represent the Department in working with other associate professional bodies including (but not limited to) the RCMP, Mental Health, Medical Personnel, Education, Justice and other various community resources. The position will participate in staff training programs to encourage professional development and competence.

An in-depth knowledge and awareness of cultural sensitivity is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent should have knowledge of community development strategies as well as knowledge of human developments basics, crisis intervention and program development. Must be able to read and write professional reports and assess issues and situations. The ability to interview clients and facilitate change is important to this position.  

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized diploma in Social Work plus one (1) year of child protection experience. A degree in Social work would be considered an asset. The candidate must identify whether they have a class 5 drivers license or the ability to obtain one within the first four (4) months of employment.

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 Qaujimajatugangit 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.
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Government of Nunavut
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