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Income Assistance Worker

Family Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$70,083.00 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$21,113.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
02 February 2018

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

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Land Claim Beneficiaries only.

Reporting to the Regional Manager Income Assistance or the Manager Income Assistance, the incumbent is responsible for providing services to the community for the variety of Income Assistance programs including Social Assistance, Child Day Care Subsidy, Seniors’ Fuel Subsidy and the Nunavut Seniors’ Supplement. You will also be responsible for the integrated delivery of the Income Assistance Program and ensuring that all clients are positioned to make workable, productive choices. Counselling may include referrals to appropriate agencies to address employment barriers.

The Income Assistance Worker responsibilities are to provide financial assistance to persons in need according to the Income Assistance legislation, referring clients who are ineligible for Income Assistance, or those requiring further counselling to other programs or agencies. You will data enter all appropriate information for each client in a timely manner on the computerized client management system and verifying that documentation is correct and complete. You will be interviewing clients on an individual basis to review client histories goals and perceived needs. You will be making presentations to schools, Inuit organizations, community groups and general public about Income Support Programs.

Must be able to pass the statutory training and hold an appointment as a Social Welfare Officer as designated under the Act. You will be required knowledge of Income Assistance legislation, case management processes and community agencies for referral purposes. You will require counselling skills, excellent interpersonal skills, presentation skills and the ability to work in a computerized environment. The ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with and defuse contentious situations is also required.  

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized diploma or certificate in a related field with related work experience or through several years related work experience or Grade 12 and two years of related experience.  

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

Proficiency in Inuktitut is required for this position

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill 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 (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097