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Mental Health and Addictions Outreach Worker

Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
$ 81,861.00
Northern Allowance: 
$ 30,424.00per annum Taloyoak /$ 26,639.00per annum Kugaaruk/ 22,042.00per annum Kugluktuk
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00am

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.

The purpose of this position is to provide front-line mental health and addictions services and support for clients dealing with mental health illness, suicidal ideation, family violence, and/or addictions. The Mental Health Outreach Worker 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. This position will reinforce, practice and model therapeutic techniques and treatments as art of the Mental Health and Addictions care team.

Reporting to the Mental Health and Addictions Program Supervisor, 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 accessing health and others services identified as needed by the client, family, or Mental Health and Addictions team. The Outreach Worker supports service delivery by identifying community needs and developing, coordinating, and facilitating programs that promote the success of wellness initiatives.

The Mental Health Outreach Worker incorporates Inuit knowledge, values, culture and IQ principles in their work.

The Mental Health Outreach Worker is responsible for working closely with the health care team and community organizations to promote mental wellness.

In-depth knowledge of community mental health and addictions issues; relevant legislation, acts, policies, standards, and protocols; community and territorial resources; community demographics, culture and history; Inuit Qaujimajtuqangit Principles and Values; and techniques, methods and practices of communications are required to organize promotional activities, create and deliver radio call-in shows and facilitate information sessions.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are typically obtained through a Diploma in Social Services, mental health or related field and two years of experience working in mental health or a related field.

A valid driver’s license is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

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

Current First Aid and BCLS and the ability to communicate in more than 1 of Nunavut’s official languages are assets.

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


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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 Inuit.
  • 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.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Expiry Options: 
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