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Public Guardian Representative

Family Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
22 February 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.

The Public Guardian Representative (PGR) position exists to provide support, primarily in the form of and of case-management responsibility, to the Public Guardian. The PGR ensures that the basic rights of vulnerable Nunavummiut are protected, and that the client population has access to the programs and supports necessary to live a healthy, high quality life. The PGR promotes and enhances the overall health and well-being of vulnerable adults through the Guardianship Program and within the parameters of the Public Guardianship and Trustee Act, regulations, policies and departmental procedures.

The Public Guardian Representative has a delegated authority and is responsible to provide consents, instruction and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable Nunavummiut eligible for the Public Guardianship program to range of service and care providers.  The PGR is delegated to provide consents and direction to medical professionals, health care providers, and residential supports based on the known instructions, wishes and beliefs of the client. The PGR is also delegated to make decisions on behalf of adult who are unable to independently make decisions for themselves. The PGR works to resolve conflict in matters that sustains the best interest of the client and leads to a restorative outcome. The PGR is responsible for case management, which includes assisting legal counsel in court matters, developing and delivery training and edu

The ideal candidate will have a diploma in Social Work or other related social service field and two (2) years of experience working directly with vulnerable adults.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. The ability to communicate in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages will be considered 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 staff future vacancies

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