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Income Assistance Worker
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Land Claim Beneficiaries and in Cambridge Bay location only.
Under the supervision of the Regional Manager Income Assistance or Manager Income Assistance and in accordance with the Social Assistance Act, regulations, policies and departmental procedures, the incumbent will be responsible for the integrated delivery of the Income Assistance Program and ensuring that all clients are positioned to make workable, productive choices. Counselling may include referrals to appropriate agencies to address employment barriers.
The Income Assistance Worker is responsible for providing services to the community for a variety of Income Assistance programs including Social Assistance, Child Day Care Subsidy, Seniors’ Fuel Subsidy, and Nunavut Seniors’ Supplement.
The Incumbent is required to have knowledge of Income Assistance legislation, case management processes, and community agencies for referral purposes. Counselling skills, excellent interpersonal skills, presentation skills and the ability to work in a computerized environment is also required.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job could be acquired through a diploma or certificate in a related field or Grade 12 and two (2) years related experience.
The incumbent must be able to pass the statutory training within 6 months or less and hold an appointment as a Social Welfare Officer as designated under Act.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatigangit is an asset.