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Mental Health and Addictions Youth Program Facilitator

Cambridge Bay
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Type of employment: 
Type of Employment 2: 
restricted to Nunavut Inuit only in Cambridge Bay.
Northern Allowance: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:59pm

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 only in Cambridge Bay, NU.

The purpose of this position is to determine community needs for children and youth, and identify and provide programs designed to improve the well-being of young people. The Youth Program Facilitator will establish supportive relationships with youth and their families with the goal of empowering them to actively participate in mental health wellness. This position will reinforce, practice and model mental health strategies of the Department of Health as part of the Mental Health and Addictions team.

Reporting to the Mental Health and Addictions Program Supervisor, the incumbent will provide general support and advocacy to help children and youth meet their needs by developing and facilitating community-based programs. Effective delivery of these programs will have sufficient impact on the safety, confidence, and overall well-being of children, youth, and their families, in addition to enhancing and increasing access to Mental Health and Addictions services.

The Youth Program Facilitator incorporates Inuit knowledge, values, culture and IQ principles in their work.

With direction of the supervisor and the MHA team lead, the Youth Program Facilitator is responsible for working closely with the health care team and community organizations to promote mental health wellness amongst young Nunavummiut.

Knowledge of Child and youth mental health and addictions issues; knowledge of relevant acts, regulations, policies, standards and protocols; community and territorial Mental Health and Addictions resources; community demographics, culture and history; Inuit Qaujimajajtuqangit Principles and Values are required. Techniques, methods and practices of communications are also required to organize and deliver community-based wellness programs for children and youth.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are typically obtained through a Certificate in Social Service, Child and/or Youth Work, Mental health, or related field and one year of experience working in child and/or youth work, mental health, or a related field.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, 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 & CPR, ability to communicate in more than 1 of Nunavut’s official languages and a valid Nunavut Driver’s License 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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