Director of Youth Protection

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  • Post Date: January 28, 2020
Job Description

Job Posting Number: M-1920-0026
External vacancy


1. About this job posting

Job Posting Number: M-1920-0026
External Posting Number: N/A
Posting Start Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Posting End Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

2. About this position

Work Location: Chisasibi
Status: Permanent Full Time
MSSS Job Number: 380
Department: Youth Protection
MSSS Job Title: Director of Youth Protection
Financial Sub-Service Number: 731305
Job Hours: 35.00
FTE: Day
Shift Type: Stable
Work Schedule: 10/14 Days

3. Description

Under the authority of the Executive Director, the incumbent exercises their responsibilities as entrusted by the Province of Quebec Youth Protection Act, Civil Rights Act and the Government of Canada Youth Criminal Justice Act. The incumbent ensures the application of these laws within Eeyou Istchee Territory, reporting to the Assistant Executive Director Pimuhteheu for the administrative aspect of their mandate.

The incumbent ensures the definition, planning, and development of the services’ programs, policies and protocols, as well as ensuring the activities related to the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) Youth Protection, Youth Criminal Justice, Adoption and Legal Services.



  • Ensures the organization complies with the Youth Protection Act and application of the Youth Criminal Justice Act;
  • Ensures the operational level management access, leadership, accountability, planning, organization, coordination, implementation, control, supervision, and reporting for all the interventions, services and programs within the YP regional coordination unit and for the professionals under his direct supervision;
  • Oversees the implementation of the modifications to practice brought by PL-99 and PL-113 and ensures that training plans are developed and implemented;
  • Collaborates with the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse and the Protecteur du Citoyen in inquiries related to the services;
  • Assumes leadership in establishing collaborative relationships between the CBHSSJB and the Court, the Police, the Justice Department, the Cree School Board, Band Councils (municipalities);
  • Ensures protocols for collaboration with Youth Healing services, and with First line services are implemented and followed closely;
  • Ensures services are given in respect with the Cree Culture;
  • Participates on the PL-21 committee responsible for developing specific training for native workers and for non-native workers in native communities in compliance to the requirements of the professional order(s);
  • Actively participates in the implementation of the PIJ data management system, including the transfer of data, mobilization and training of staff.

4. Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or an equivalent in a psycho-social field;
  • Eight (8) years of experience in Youth Protection or social services administration.
  • Three years’ experience in management would be an asset
  • A Certificate or courses in management and administration is an asset.
  • Membership in one of the following order would be an asset:
    • Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec
    • Ordre des psychologues
    • Ordre des psychothérapeutes
    • Ordre des criminologues.


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:

  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations for Youth Protection, Youth Criminal Justice Act, foster care, adoption, and rehabilitation programs;
  • Knowledge of the Act on health and social services as it applies to the Cree Nation (S-5);
  • Knowledge of specialized youth services within the MSSS network, for accessibility and corridors of services;
  • Knowledge of Youth Protection practices, current issues and trends, program planning, supervision, including the development of policies, programs, and quality assurance systems;
  • Leadership, multidisciplinary team functioning and line management skills;
  • Good knowledge of operational planning, organization and coordination, budget planning and financial management, as well as human, material and information resources management;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and presentation;
  • Ability in office computer applications;
  • Knowledge of Cree culture;
  • Ability to apply Cree culture, values and teachings into programs and services is an asset;
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to grasp, the issues and contexts that relate to First Nation social services.



  • Fluency in two of the following languages: Cree, English or French;
  • The ability to read in French is an asset.


  • Willing to travel extensively.

5. Salary information

Salary (Other scale): Class 19

6. Contact

All applicants must be Canadian citizens or have a Canadian work permit. Professionals must be licensed to practice in Québec. The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay aims to hire qualified Cree beneficiaries of the JBNQA, whenever possible. English is the working language of the CBHSSJB.

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter mentioning the Posting number to or fax 1-819-855-2680. For information call 1-877-562-2733.