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 Manager, Mental Health and Addictions (MHA), the Intake Triage Coordinator is the first point of conatct for Iqaluit based individuals seeking mental health and addictions support. The Coordintor will work in the context of a client and community model of care in accordance with the standards of professional practice. This position is a front-line position which includes completing of initial screening, triage and referrals based upon client’s needs and acuity.
The Coordinator will conduct all work according to best practice models and will detrmine, with client involvement, the apporpriate support, treatments, and services to provide in a client centered, strength based, a culturally responsive manner. The services which the incumbent may refer a client include, but is not limited to: counselling, psychiatry clinics, support groups, suicide prevention, treatment centres, and other programs or facilities in order to promote mental welllness while reducing stigma, risk factors, and discrimination. The Corodinator will also be responsible for ensuring that all duties and responsibilities are carried out in a confidential, compassionate, supportive, and non-judgemental manner.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in a health-related field such as social work along with two (2) years of mental health or addictions experience within a clinical environment.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.