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Manager Mental Health

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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
18 January 2019

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, Iqaluit Community Services, this position provides departmental leadership and clinical supervision to the Mental Health team in Iqaluit.  The position contributes to a stronger cohesiveness amongst the Mental Health team members knowing that they are part of a larger community of interest with strong communication linkages. 

The incumbent is a key resource to all Mental Health staff in Iqaluit regarding mental health issues.  The position will orientate and educate new staff on standards of practice and legislation, including but not limited to the Mental Health Act and regulations and be a proponent in encouraging the recognition of quality care for patients. The Manager will facilitate the consultation of community mental health, addiction and social service programs by ensuring open lines of communication among local and regional staff, psychiatric teams, specialist and community agencies.

The required knowledge, skills and experience would normally be obtained through a recognized Master’s Degree in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work or related field with (5) five years of directly related professional experience in the field of clinical counselling along with (3) three years of experience in a supervisory role.  Knowledge of current relevant Nunavut legislation governing Mental Health as well as familiarity with a sensitivity to the culture and values of Nunavummiut are definite assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would be considered an asset.

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

An eligibility list may be created to staff future vacancies

Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
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