This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Regional Manager Family Wellness, the Community Coordinator for Women’s Safety will be responsible for developing, coordinating, strengthening, and implementing, community-based supports that will empower individuals and agencies to advocate for women’s safety and support violence prevention initiatives through advocacy, awareness, training, and program development.
The Community Coordinator for Women’s Safety will work closely with the Family Violence Specialist and Executive Director in the Family Services, Family Wellness Regional Manager and Frontline service providers, non-profit community organizations, Inuit organizations, municipal and territorial government departments, and other key organizations that comprise the system of care in Nunavut.
The effective fulfillment of these accountabilities will result in more efficient and effective service delivery for those experiencing family violence in Nunavut, will provide direct support to community-based agencies and community members, and provide a platform for a seamless continuum of violence prevention services that protects women and children and their safety and well-being.
Contextual knowledge in family violence prevention techniques and practices, the factors that lead to family violence and best practices in terms of prevention and addressing issues; understanding, experience in community development and capacity building; knowledge of community engagement, event planning and management processes; facilitation techniques; understanding of principles of building and maintaining inter-sectoral collaboration; client-centered support practices such as Trauma Informed Approach, Harm Reduction Practices, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Safety Planning, Crisis/Conflict Management; understanding and knowledge of project management approaches; knowledge of policy program development and Nunavut and Inuit culture are required for this position.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are typically acquired through a Diploma in Social Work or related field (Human Services, Women’s Issues), 3 years of related experience and 2 years working experience with vulnerable adults, children and youth..
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Ability to speak Inuktut and working in the Public Sector are assets.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.