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Cambridge Bay
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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$101,634 - $115, 343 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 19, 716 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 November 2017

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 Director Mental Health, The Facility Manager will be responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for Nunavut residents experiencing, or at risk of, severe or persistent mental illness on an inpatient or outpatient basis. This position is responsible for crisis intervention and stabilization, case management and advocacy for clients of the facility, in consultation with a multidisciplinary team. The incumbent works closely with other Health and Social Service providers, Corrections Canada, Community Corrections, RCMP and families of the individuals admitted to the facility, in accordance with appropriate territorial and federal Acts and Regulations. In addition the role participates as a team member on variety of cross functional teams/committees to assess the efficacy of services provided.

As the Manager of the facility, the position is responsible for a team of professionals including: recruitment, orientation, training and development, performance management and a day to day supervision. As a registered Nurse, this position also provides staffing relief to ensure that clients are adequately cared for during staff absences. The incumbent is accountable for administrative functions and the approved budget of the facility and works with the Director on proposals, business cases reports and statistics for the department.

In order to be considered for this position, the incumbent must be a Registered Nurse (preferable with Certification in Mental Health) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse and Registration with a professional governing body in good standing, adhering to all legal and ethical standards and acceptable to the Government of Nunavut.

Minimum two years clinical supervision/leadership experience and five years psychiatric nursing experience with trauma/PTSD, addictions and concurrent disorders.

Knowledge of DSM-IV, DSM-V or DSM-TR

Experience leading a team of health service professionals

Proficiency with Mental health problems/illnesses, addictions, concurrent disorders, suicide family violence, and intergenerational trauma.

Social work practice and ethics, Mental Health current literature and best practices, knowledge of various clinical interventions e.g. ASIST, CISM, knowledge of RCMP and justice system pro-

tocols and reporting requirements as well as the Social Services/ Child Welfare system

Proficient with acts and Legislation such as Mental Health Act, Child Family Service Act, Public Health Act, Guardianship/Trustee Act

Must have a successful criminal record check and possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license, First Aid and CPR certifications.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.

 Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit 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.
Department of Health (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 1000
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-5732
Toll free: 1-800-663-5738
Fax: (867) 975-5744