AWASH – USCHINIICHISUU SHIKASCHEIMUUN
(SPECIAL CREE YOUTH PROTECTION PROGRAM)
TEMPORARY FULL-TIME (2 YEARS CONTRACT)
WORK LOCATION: Regional STATUS: 2 – Temporary Full-Time
HOURLY SALARY: Min. $75 – Max. $125
SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) in collaboration with the Assistant Executive Director (AED) – Pimuhteheu wish to establish a task force of key internal stakeholders in order to advise the Board of Directors of the CBHSSJB on how to better adapt youth protection, and youth criminal justice matters under the authority of the CBHSSJB, to the specific needs and realities of the Cree context.
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director and the leadership of the AED – Pimuhteheu, the Project Manager will assist in planning, coordinating and supporting the actions of the task force and its members. The Project manager will also coordinate the Task force activities in relation to the task force’s mandate.
The Project Manager in collaboration with an internal work group (the Awash/Uschiniichisuu Shikascheimuun Task Force) and in collaboration with Cree entities and external stakeholders provide advices on:
- Identifying significant concern in Eeyou Istchee regarding youth protection and youth criminal justice matters under the authority of the CBHSSJB and propose guiding principles to address these concerns;
- Highlighting best practices of other Indigenous entities and in other jurisdictions regarding these matters;
- Proposing possible adaptations to youth protection services and practices of the CBHSSJB within the existing framework of the Youth Protection Act;
- Proposing possible adaptations to services, functions and practices relating to young persons’ subject to measures under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the existing framework;
- Proposing options and possible approaches to address concerns or challenges relating to these matters in the Cree context.
- Supports the development and implementation of the Action Plan of the Shikascheimuun Task Force;
- Collaborates in the creation of needs analysis strategies and instruments, gathering data and information, and compiling and analyzing such;
- Participates in the carrying out of studies, research and analyses for programs and services related to First Nations protection regimes;
- Contributes to various aspects of strategic level regional program planning following Miyupimaatisiiun paradigms and practices in regards to the development of the Special Cree Youth Protection Program;
- Tracks project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long- term goals;
- Collaborates in the provision and analysis of statistics, indicators, performance measures and dashboards, and the gathering and compilation of the program activities, and produces various types of reports;
- Orients the task force’s actions in efficient and strategic ways using different group work strategies (e.g., focus groups, sub-committees, task-oriented, etc.);
- Engages the various stakeholders in each community and at the regional level, coordinate their participation in the consultation activities of the task force;
- Facilitates the training and support of the group leaders in each community;
- Assists in the development of the communication plan and ensures circulation of information internally (within the whole organization), and externally;
- Contributes to different community collaborative relationships including population participation, liaison, and consultation with services partners as concerns the Special Cree Youth Protection Program’s planning and implementation of the action plan identified by the task force;
- Represents the organization at meetings upon the request of her/his supervisor;
- Carries out any other related tasks upon the request of her/his supervisor.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study;
- 5 years of experience leading Project Management Projects;
- Candidates with a relevant combination of Education and Experience will be considered.
Knowledge and abilities
- Proven working experience in project management;
- Have knowledge of the youth protection act;
- Strong working knowledge of facilitating political and social change working groups;
- Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills;
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Fluent in English;
- Fluent in Cree or French is an asset.
- Must be willing to travel.
POSTING START/END DATE: 2021-07-29 / 2021-08-12
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1
HOUSING PROVIDED: Yes, if hired more than 50 kilometres from the locality in which they are called upon to perform their duties
SHIFT TYPE: Day
HOURS PER DAY/WEEK: 7/35
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please forward your resume to:
Cree Board of Health & Social Services of James Bay
Tel 514-861-5955 Fax 514-989-7495
With your application, please make sure to specify 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.
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.