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 Mental Health Consultant provides mental health care to individuals, families and groups to assist them to function at an optimal level of psychological wellness; to alleviate suffering and to promote mental health. The MH Consultant is part of a multi-disciplinary team that integrates services with various community resources.
The MH Consultant will be providing quality care by assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating care to ensure a coordinated holistic and culturally relevant approach to meet the needs of the client. The MH Consultant will conduct mental status exams, suicide risk assessment, identification of persons at risk of harm to self and/or others, crisis intervention and debriefing. The MH Consultant will also develop strategies for helping clients to be independent as much as possible and advocate for the dignity and self-respect of all individuals to reduce stigma. The MH Consultant will also maintain client and administrative records in concise, accurate and confidential manner with professional and legal guidelines as well as protecting the dignity and rights of the clients.
The knowledge, skills, and experience required for this job are usually obtained through a Master’s degree in social work along with three (3) years of recent mental health experience in trauma and addition therapy. Current First Aid and Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR) are also required.
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.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to GNHR@gov.nu.ca. 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.
- Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
- 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.