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  • Post Date: March 27, 2020
Job Description

DEPARTMENT: CMC Awash & Uschiniichisuu (656123)
WORK LOCATION: Whapmagoostui
STATUS: 1 – Permanent Full-time
HOURLY SALARY: (1) $25.25 – (18) $45.22


Person who designs, implements, updates, analyses and assesses activities in one or more social programs.



The holder of this position provides social services and support to Awash clientele (women, their partner and their children in the 0-9 age group) and to Uschiniichisuu clientele (youth in the 10-29 age group and their family).

The services are offered through different means: CMC consultation, home visiting, counselling at school, group activities and accompaniment to community resources.

Some of the functions include:

  • Works as part of an interdisciplinary team and in close partnership with Community Health Representative (CHR), Community worker, Nurse, Social Assistance Technician, Doctor, Nutritionist, Special needs educator, Psychoeducator and various other community health services and staff;
  • Carries out psychosocial assessment, care, counselling, information and referral services for the patients in order to resolve psychosocial and emotional problems and allow the clienteles to increase their self-reliance, quality of life and social integration. More specifically:
  • Establishes a relationship of respect and trust with patients, their family and the community members and applies principles of communication and therapeutic alliance.
  • Collaborates in individual assessments of personal health and psychosocial needs;
  • Assists patients and their family in setting personal goals by providing them with guidance;
  • Develops with the family members, an intervention plan in order to respond to their specific needs;
  • In the context of the follow-up, assesses and review the situation;
  • Encourages patients and their family in participating in community based programs or activities that support the child’s development and parental skills.
  • Assists people by helping them cope with issues in their everyday lives, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems, organising and managing packages of support to enable service beneficiaries to lead the fullest lives possible;
  • Helps beneficiaries who face social problems, such as inadequate housing, unemployment or substance abuse;
  • Supports families experiencing crisis;
  • Liaises with, and make referrals to other resources within the CMC, Youth Protection and community resources;
  • Prepares and updates the documents necessary for the home visits or group activities and participates in the development of information material;
  • Collaborates in the application of public health recommendations;
  • Carries out all other related tasks upon the request of her/his immediate supervisor.




  • Depending on the given sphere of activities, must have the required university degree in social sciences, such as criminology, social work, sexology or psychology;
  • A human relations officer who has the required university degree in social work and is a member of the Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux du Québec may use the title of professional social worker;



  • Two (2) years of relevant experience;


Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun (Cree Helping Methods);
  • Knowledge of current First Nations traditional holistic health and healing models, trends and issues, across the country and internationally;
  • Ability in the identification and analysis of the Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatissiiun program needs of community residents, and knowledge of related issues;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Autonomous, discrete and empathetic;
  • Team working skills;
  • Computer literate;
  • Methodical, organized and autonomous;
  • High flexibility and adaptability;



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


Posting start/end date: 03/26/2020-04/09/2020
Shift type: Day
Positions available: 1
Hours per day/week: 7/35
House provided No



To apply, please forward your resume to:

Cree Board of Health & Social Services of James Bay

Tel: 514-861-5955 | Fax: 514-989-7495


PR # : PR-1920-0843A

Position Number : 1772


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.