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Facility Manager Akausisarvik

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
11 January 2019

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 Regional Executive Director, the position facilitates services for the mentally ill in conjunction with staff by providing support services, in order to ensure compliance with treatment, safety of the community and full utilization of existing resources. The Facility Manager provides effective leadership to staff and clients within the facility. This position supervises Life Skills Workers, Mental Health Nurses and other staff who assist clients in living independently in order to transition back to their home communities.

The Facility Manager has a major impact on the functioning of the facility as the services provide are essential to the provision of quality care within the facility. The incumbent may work closely with health care providers, social services, the RCMP, homeless shelters, community organizations, Elders, Regional Inuit Organizations and other GN departments or services such as Housing, Justice, Education and Income Support.  

An in-depth knowledge in the areas of mental illness, domestic violence, addiction issues, grief and suicide interventions are required along with knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, codes and policies, including Mental Health Act, Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, WHIMIS, Fire Safety and building codes etc. Furthermore, excellent communication skills both verbal and written, leadership and facilitation skills and strong advocacy skills are also required. The ability to use computer software including word processing, e-mail and financial spreadsheets and the ability to understand the uses and implementation of Meditech are required for the position.

The successful candidate in this position will have an undergraduate Degree from a recognized university in a health related field, along with a minimum of (5) five years management experience in a mental health facility or similar organization. Proven supervisory skills are also required for the position. Practical northern experience in the Mental Health field will be considered as an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French.  Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.  Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
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