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Casual Mental Health Consultant

Groups: 
Health
Community: 
Iqaluit
Reference number: 
Casual Mental Health Consultant
Type of employment: 
Casual
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
15,016
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
Open until filled

casual employment is for local residents only.

As a part of a multidisciplinary team, the Mental Health Consultant will seek to empower individuals, families and groups in their pursuit of wellness while promoting mental health awareness in the community. This position requires a unique blend of knowledge and clinical skill along with the ability to creatively utilize community resources to effectively meet the presenting need. 

The ideal candidate will have Masters in Social Work. Five (5) years of recent mental health experience in trauma and addiction counselling is essential. Knowledge of: mental health disorders and current treatments; cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing skills; knowledge and ability to conduct mental status assessments. Ability to: formulate, monitor and evaluate care, rehabilitation and crisis stabilization plans; assess situations and diffuse crisis incidents; organize work and prioritize; work independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team; problem-solving and critical thinking. Effective verbal, written and communication skills are required. Basic computer skills and basic First Aid/CPR are also essential. Knowledge of Inuit culture or tradition would be an asset. Ability to speak Inuktitut would be an asset. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities to formal education and experience requirements may be considered

This is a Highly Sensitive Position, a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact: 
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220
Email: gnhr@gov.nu.ca
www.gov.nu.ca/finance