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  • Post Date: November 13, 2019
Job Description

DEPARTMENT: Mental Health (011309)
STATUS: 1 – Permanent Full Time
SALARY: Cl. 15 Min. $70,257 – Max. $91,334


Reporting to the Director of Program Development and Support, the incumbent contributes to the delivery of mental health and dependencies programs and services. This will be in collaboration with the managements of the nine Community Miyupimaatisiiun Centers (CMCs), Youth Protection, Youth Healing, the Regional Hospital, and the other program managements in the Pimuhteheu Group. The incumbent ensures the provision of specialized expertise and clinical services to the line delivery services, and serves as a liaison, coordination and support point amongst all concerned managements for Maanuuhiikuu (Mental Health & Dependencies) Services.


Contribute to the delivery of mental health and dependencies programs and services (MHDPS), including:

  • First-line crisis and acute mental health and dependencies services;
  • A range of programs and services for promotion, prevention, clinical mental health, psycho-social therapy and other types of support for mental health and dependencies;
  • Services such as: Community based & regional Healing Homes/Centers/Lodge, rehabilitation, peer support, and residential homes for youth and families in need;
  • Access to corridors of services at external secondary and tertiary resources;
  • Collaborate to the coordination of medical & psychiatric services planning;
  • Ensure the development of program models that are guided by the principles of a seamless integrated circle of care, interdisciplinary approach across the entire population & the principles of Miyupimaatisiiun, First Nation paradigms, community-centeredness & empowerment;
  • Collaborate with Nishiiyuu for the incorporation of Traditional Knowledge into the program plans;
  • Collaborates to quality assurance for the MHDPS, in that the DPSQAs have the final responsibility for the clinical practice, standards and quality supervision;
  • Participates in relevant & mandated MSS Network committees;
  • Ensures human, financial, material, and information resources management, and the general administration of the Mental Health and Dependencies Unit;
  • Carries out any other function or task at the request of the supervisor.


Education and Experience:

  • Master degree in psychology, social work or psycho-education, and three (3) years of experience in service/program planning, management or supervision in a mental health &/or dependencies services multidisciplinary team setting;


Bachelor degree in psychology, social work or psycho-education, and seven (7) years of experience in service/program planning, or delivery in a mental health &/or dependencies services multidisciplinary team setting;

  • Good record of at least five (5) years of experience in first-line services prior to experience in program planning or management;
  • Experience with Youth Rehabilitation and Youth Protection clientele is an asset;
  • Membership of a professional order is an asset.

Please note that applicants registered in the Indigenous Succession Plan may be considered for this position if they have sufficient university educational credits to be eligible for the management activities associated with this position.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge of the MSSS network, regulations and programs for Mental Health and Dependencies (MHD), and its practice in a Health & Social Service Center (CSSS), Hospital, or other MHD facilities;
  • Good knowledge of and experience with mental health/dependencies services, and its related theory, practice, current issues and trends, and program planning and supervision, including the development of policies and program manuals and quality assurance systems;
  • Good knowledge of the continuum of services, community health prevention & promotion;
  • Good knowledge of multidisciplinary team functioning and leadership;
  • Ability to manage the planning and development of new services and programs;
  • Knowledge of, or ability to grasp the issues related to First Nation health and social services;
  • Knowledge of Eenou/Eeyou Miyupimaatisiiun (traditional methods) healing practices is an asset;
  • Ability to apply Eenou/Eeyou culture, values, traditions and teachings into programs and services;
  • Knowledge of Cree culture and language is an asset;
  • Northern mental health and dependencies experience is an asset;
  • Good skills in interpersonal communication, clinical & community health leadership, teamwork;
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with line managers in a matrix organization;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and presentation;
  • Methodical, organized, autonomous, flexible, and ability to multi-task;
  • Excellent critical thinking, synthesis, organizational and decision-making skills ;
  • Good working ability with administrative computer applications, especially Office applications.


  • Fluent in English;
  • Fluency in Cree and French is an asset.

Additional Information:

  • Willing to travel according to the CBHSSJB’s needs;
  • Willing to be on-call.

Posting start/end date: 2019-11-13/2019-11-27 Shift type: Day
Position(s) available: 1 Hours per day/week: 7/35
Housing available: Yes


To apply, please forward your resume to:

Cree Board of Health & Social Services of James Bay
Tel: 514-861-5955 Fax: 514-989-7495

Posting # : M-1920-0011A

Position Number : 0040

With your application, please make sure to specify the PR and the Job title on which you wish to apply.
We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Note 1: In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.