This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Iqaluit, NU only.
Reporting to the Supervisor Children & Family Services in Iqaluit, the Family Resource Worker will work as a support to the Family Services office in close concert with the Community Social Worker and other community resources to coordinate prevention programs for families, children, youth, elders and the community as a whole. The ability to work with, and support other disciplines in promoting the overall health of both the family and community will be a vital part of the incumbent’s role as a Family Resource Worker.
Family Resource Workers are at the core of ‘family-centered’ community practice where daily interventions include: foster parent support, child welfare interventions, model positive parenting, counseling, youth support, elder support as well as family violence interventions and liaising with schools and other service providers.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through grade twelve (12), along with two (2) years of related experience. A Human Services Diploma or Social Services Worker Diploma or related certificate is an asset.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Strong written and oral skills in English are required. Inuktut language requirement vary by region. For this position, strong oral skills in Inuktitut are required. 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.