Liaison Worker

status

Permanent / Full-time

department

Continued Care Services

location

Kuujjuaq, Québec

jos posting end date

September 30, 2022

The Liaison Worker plays a crucial role in:

  • Promoting Isuarsivik as an Inuit culturally sensitive recovery center offering distinctive and specific programs to deal with all kinds of addictions and intergenerational trauma.
  • Providing assistance to guests prior, during and after the cycle to support their recovery.
  • Offer support services to guests to ensure their physical and mental well-being after the treatment program and ensure proper support services are in place when guests return to their home community (aftercare. specialized services. etc.).

Purpose of position

Under the direction of the Continued Care Services Manager, the Liaison Worker is responsible for support preparation of guests prior to their admission to the program, ensure guests are prepared to reintegrate into their community/family and provide after-care support. Liaison Worker also offer remote support to other individuals in need.

Essential duties
and responsibilities

Pre-Evaluation/Intake
  • Provides initial assessment and screening of guests contacting Isuarsivik for service requests.
  • Liaises with other community agencies/professionals to develop and maintain referral sources.
  • Ensures smooth transition of guests to the centre.
During Cycle
  • Manage the case work portion of guests’ files while they are in program.
  • Assist guests in re-integration preparation and support plan.
Post-Cycle
  • Liaison with specialized care, referring organizations and local interveners to ensure guests are well supported after the recovery program.
  • Provide regular counselling to guests via in person, online and phone sessions.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • With the direction of the Continued Care Manager, the Liaison Worker provides assistance to the clinical team and performs other related duties as assigned such as remote support for individuals in need.

Qualifications

Education
  • College or University degree in a discipline of social intervention willngness to integrate a qualifying academic program is required.
Work experience
  • 2 years in the field of social intervention and/or counsellor.
  • Experience in the field of social intervention, addictions, or wellness.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Personal and professional experience in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Ability to draft reports, documents and work plans on a computer.
  • Strong ability to work independently and/or in a team.
  • Ability to work outside standard office hours.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Candidate must be willing to submit to a criminal records check.
Language
  • Ability to read, write and speak English and Inuktitut is mandatory.

Work environment

  • Isuarsivik is undergoing a major transition that requires flexibility, creativity, and adaptability.
  • The incumbent must balance multiple demands and urgent requests from guests, staff, and partners.
  • The incumbent must also be prepared to meet the personal and professional challenges associated with living in a northern, isolated community with limited resources.

Salary / Benefits

  • Working conditions are based on Nunavik’s health and social services network.
  • Salary will be determined depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Probation period.
  • Mentorship or training program available (if requirements are not met).

It is the Centre’s objective to favor and promote the employment of beneficiaries from one of the Inuit land claims agreements. Therefore, it is at the discretion of the Board to waive any of the qualification requirements and implement a training or mentoring plan if necessary.

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