This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
Reporting to the Executive Director Family Wellness, the Regional Director Family Wellness is accountable for coordinating regional program and service planning and managing the delivery of departmental programs and services provided to residents of the region. The Regional Director is responsible for delivering a wide range of family social services programs including child protection, adoptions, foster care, suicide prevention, family violence prevention and advocacy for vulnerable groups who cannot advocate for themselves. This position also oversees the Regional Manager Family Wellness in the perspective region, who ensures workers conform to the standards set by the Department, legislation and policy.
The primary challenge for the Regional Director will be to complete the necessary planning to ensure that the full range of programs and services for the Department is delivered in a manner that will satisfy the needs of the residents in the region. The Regional Director represents an important element of program planning and design and will be accountable for the conceptual analysis of program and service proposals developed in Headquarters prior to their approval and implementation. The focus of the assessments will be to provide practical advice on whether the recommended design and array of programs will achieve the desired results and meet the needs of clients in the communities of the region.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a recognized university degree in Social Sciences or related field along with five (5) years of related management experience.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. The ability to speak and read Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun would be considered an asset; the knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would be considered an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.