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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 Director Mental Health, The Facility Manager will be responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for Nunavut residents experiencing, or at risk of, severe or persistent mental illness on an inpatient or outpatient basis. This position is responsible for crisis intervention and stabilization, case management and advocacy for clients of the facility, in consultation with a multidisciplinary team. The incumbent works closely with other Health and Social Service providers, Corrections Canada, Community Corrections, RCMP and families of the individuals admitted to the facility, in accordance with appropriate territorial and federal Acts and Regulations. In addition the role participates as a team member on variety of cross functional teams/committees to assess the efficacy of services provided.
As the Manager of the facility, the position is responsible for a team of professionals including: recruitment, orientation, training and development, performance management and a day to day supervision. As a registered Nurse, this position also provides staffing relief to ensure that clients are adequately cared for during staff absences. The incumbent is accountable for administrative functions and the approved budget of the facility and works with the Director on proposals, business cases reports and statistics for the department.
In order to be considered for this position, the incumbent must be a Registered Nurse (preferable with Certification in Mental Health) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse and Registration with a professional governing body in good standing, adhering to all legal and ethical standards and acceptable to the Government of Nunavut.
Minimum two years clinical supervision/leadership experience and five years psychiatric nursing experience with trauma/PTSD, addictions and concurrent disorders.
Knowledge of DSM-IV, DSM-V or DSM-TR
Experience leading a team of health service professionals
Proficiency with Mental health problems/illnesses, addictions, concurrent disorders, suicide family violence, and intergenerational trauma.
Social work practice and ethics, Mental Health current literature and best practices, knowledge of various clinical interventions e.g. ASIST, CISM, knowledge of RCMP and justice system pro-
tocols and reporting requirements as well as the Social Services/ Child Welfare system
Proficient with acts and Legislation such as Mental Health Act, Child Family Service Act, Public Health Act, Guardianship/Trustee Act
Must have a successful criminal record check and possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license, First Aid and CPR certifications.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.