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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 Regional Executive Director, the Facility Manager provides care for the mentally challenged through residency programs as well as day programs. The Facility Manager facilitates services in conjunction with staff by providing support services, in order to ensure compliance with treatment, safety of the community and full utilization of existing resources.
The Facility Manager is responsible for the effective operation and administration of the facility in accordance with GN policies and procedures, the Facility Manager develops operational plans to achieve the goals and objectives of the facility and to guide day to day activities that are aligned with the facility’s mission, vision, values and strategic directions. The Facility Manager has a major impact on the functioning of the facility as the services provided are essential to the provision of quality care within the facility. The Facility Manager may work closely with health care providers, social services, the RCMP, homeless shelters, community organizations, Elders, Regional Inuit organizations and other GN departments or services such as Housing, Justice, Education and Income Support.
The Facility Manager is responsible for operational planning and management; provides leadership to facility staff; ensure the physical maintenance of the building and government vehicles; responsible for financial planning and management; responsible for human resources development and management develops program planning and management and client care management.
An in-depth knowledge in the areas of mental illness, domestic violence, addiction issues, grief and suicide interventions; knowledge of continuous quality improvement to be able to achieve positive outcomes for improved quality of client care and life; proven skills and experience in developing, coordinating and evaluating mental health programs; excellent written and oral communication skills, leadership and facilitation skills, and strong advocacy skills; proven supervisory skills; the ability to use computer software include word processing, e-mail and financial spreadsheets and a clear understanding of appreciation of the delivery of quality mental health care to Nunavummiut.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an Undergraduate degree in a health related field accompanied with a minimum of Five years’ management experience in a mental health facility or similar organization.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Three to Five years practical northern experience in the Mental Health field is an asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to staff future vacancies in various communities.