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Client Liaison Officer - IN EDMONTON

Family Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$72,446.00 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
None for Edmonton
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
27 April 2018

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit across Canada.

Reporting to the Client Services & Training Specialist, the Client Liaison Officer contributes to Government of Nunavut programs, policies, and legislation to ensure the provision of the highest level quality in all facets of Territory residential care services of Nunavut. The Liaison has three primary responsibilities, supporting out of territory clients, reviewing and monitoring clients in residential care outside Nunavut.

This position works with stakeholders who are involved in the care of Nunavummiut outside the Territory and implements new directives and policies within their assigned jurisdictions that impact the quality of life for people requiring substitute care. In this exciting role the responsibilities include the review and periodic monitoring of services to ensure that they meet Government of Nunavut Standards and Inuit client needs. Furthermore, this position will work closely at all levels of the department, the general public, care provider organizations, other Government of Nunavut Departments and agencies, Inuit organizations, and community groups, hospitals, child welfare agencies, schools, adult and youth programs, placement providers, law enforcement agencies, day programs, and other services within the assigned jurisdiction.  

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in Social Work, Social Sciences and/or equivalent with one year of direct experience working with client case management and residential care services. One year experience working with vulnerable adults, children and youth is also required.  A valid Driver’s license is required. Proficiency in Inuktitut/Innuinaqtun is required for this position.

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

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would also be considered an asset. 

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

An eligibility list may be created to staff 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.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
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