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Community Social Services Worker(s)

Across Nunavut
Reference number: 
$83,538 to $100,562
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 to $30,424


Subsidized departmental housing may be available.

Our intention with this process is to create a qualified pool of applicants to staff current and future Community Social Services Work vacancies across all Nunavut’s 25 communities. Positions are available or will become available in multiple locations.  Please specify in your cover letter your location preference.

Enjoy Nunavut’s majestic natural landscapes, active community life, rich Inuit arts, wildlife viewing and immersion in Inuit culture, which are among the many benefits of living and working in any of Nunavut’s 25 communities! The Government of Nunavut, through the Department of Family Services, is looking to hire Community Social Service Workers across the territory. If you’re motivated and relish adventure, this challenging and rewarding opportunity awaits! Come join our team and help us promote and enhance the overall health of Nunavummiut.

Your role - Reporting to the Supervisor, Children and Family Services you will be representing the Department of Family Services in all matters related to enhancing the overall health of individuals and families in the assigned community. As a professional in the community, you will be required to work with other associated professional bodies, including the RCMP, Mental Health, Medical Personnel, Education, Justice and various community resources.  You will be considered an essential service provider of the community. Key focus areas you would be responsible for include: 

  • Program Delivery
  • Child Welfare
  • Adult Protection Services
  • Individual and Family/Group Counseling
  • Aged/physically challenged Services
  • Providing a liaison services at large in the Community
  • Adoptions

Who we are - Our Department is responsible for developing and implementing strategic programs and initiatives for the residents of Nunavut in the areas of child and family services, career development and training, adoptions, income assistance, and poverty reduction. These services aim to help strengthen and ensure the well-being of the residents of Nunavut and its communities.

Community Social Services Workers play a crucial role within the child and family services division. These positions are located in each of Nunavut’s 25 communities.

What we have to offer - You will be provided with a competitive salary package which includes:

  • Base salary range: $83,538 to $100,562 annually.
  • A Northern Living Allowance which ranges from $15,016 to $30,424 annually, depending on the community you reside in.
  • Subsidized furnished accommodations may be available.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Opportunities for career advancement.
  • Attractive benefits packages and leave entitlements.
  • This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union.

What is required?   

  • A Diploma in Social Work, plus 1 year of practical child protection experience.  A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university plus 1 year of practical child protection experience is preferred.
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 4 months of hire is a condition of employment.
  • A Vulnerable Sector check is also a requirement.
  • The successful candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Child and Family Services Appointment.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. The ability to speak Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

If you are interested in applying for this rewarding position, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email and be sure to indicate your location of preference.

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 Inuit.
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.
Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


CONTACT: Government of Nunavut       Phone:  1-888-668-9993 (toll-free)

PO Box 1000, Station 430,                       Fax: (867) 975-6220

Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0              

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