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Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Assistant

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This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit
$65,832 - $74,705
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Closing Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 11:59pm

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.

Reporting to the Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Program Supervisor, the MHA Assistant is responsible for supporting the efficient and consistent deliver of day-to-day administrative support within the department. The position ensures smooth operation and facilitation of MHA services by ensuring accurate and timely processing of highly sensitive information and assisting MHA clients and staff, in accordance with the department’s goals within the Government of Nunavut. The Assistant also provides transportation and escort services.

The MHA Assistant will ensure that staff are well supported in providing client care and ensures program, general and administrative functions are carried out in a timely manner. The incumbent will also ensure coordination, communication and appropriate relations are carried out in a timely manner. The Assistant will also ensure coordination, communication and appropriate relations for the daily work of the office and maintains the protection of sensitive client information. The MHA Assistant will also be assisting the MHA staff with leading or supervising programs or group-work and providing additional support to clients when appropriate.

The knowledge, skills, and experience required for this job are usually obtained through completion of a high school diploma or equivalent along with one (1) year of experience working in an office, health or mental health environment. General office and administrative procedures are required including file management.

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. 

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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