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.
This position exists to ensure effective leadership and management of community social workers responsible for the provision of a full range of essential social programs and services. Programs include child protection and family services. Delivery is governed by a series of Acts, such as the Child and Family Services Act; the Adoption Act; Indigent Health Benefits and a variety of acts governing professionals as well by various professional and Departmental standards and legal procedures.
The position should provide an integrated system of programs and support which residents of Nunavut communities have confidence in, and which are delivered in a reliable and professional manner, and which enhance the social status of the population.
This is a senior level practitioner position, which has responsibility for managing and providing supervision to social workers at various levels of qualification, education, experience and training of support staff.
To be invited for an interview you will have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with three years related experience to include proven supervisory experience or a Master’s Degree with one year related experience to include proven supervisory experience. Other experience should include assisting, assessing, interviewing, counseling and facilitating. The incumbent is required to keep up to date with current social work practices.
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.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.