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 Inuit.
Reporting to the Director, Quality of Life, this position is to provide front-line metal health and addictions services and support for clients dealing with mental health illness, suicidal ideation, family violence, and/or addiction. The Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Cross Cultural Coordinator (CCC) will establish supportive client relationships through the delivery of community-based programs and by helping them navigate services, with the goal of empowering clients and their support network to actively participate in mental health wellness.
The incumbent provides practical help and supports, advocacy, coordination, individualized support, problem solving, direct assistance, and training to help clients obtain the skills necessary to improve their mental well-being. This includes support and guidance in assessing: health and other services identified as needed by the client, family, or MHA team. The MHA Cross Cultural Coordinator supports service delivery by identifying individual and family needs and developing, coordinating, and facilitating programs that promote the success of wellness initiatives. The MHA CCC incorporates Inuit knowledge, values, culture and IQ principles in their work and is responsible for working closely with Nunavut Addictions and Trauma Treatment team and Health Department staff to promote mental wellness.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are normally obtained through a certificate of completion from Our Life’s Journey or other Counsellor Training Programs. Current certification from the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada is also required along with (2) two years of experience working in mental health or a related field. Current certifications in first aid and CPR, ASIST, or Mental Health First Aid are considered assets.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in Inuktitut is required. 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.