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Regional Manager Mental Health and Addictions (MHA)

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$113,764 to $129,128 per year, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$16,008. per year
Closing Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021.  With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations.  As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Reporting to the Territorial Director, Mental Health and Addictions, the Regional Manager, Mental Health and Addictions (Regional Manager) will provide departmental leadership and clinical supervision to the Mental Health Team in the region. The Regional Manager contributes to a stronger cohesiveness amongst the Mental Health team members, knowing that they are part of a larger community of interest with strong communication linkage. The Regional Manager will also plan, consult, facilitate, coordinate, and evaluate community mental health, addiction, and delivery to ensure compliance with legislation, standards, regulations, policies and full utilization of existing resources.

The Regional Manager is responsible for the orientation and education of new staff on standards of practice and legislation, including but not limited to the Mental Health Act and Regulations, and be a proponent in engaging the recognition of quality care for patients. The position impacts the public by increasing public safety through the coordination of mental health support and intervention in crisis situations. The incumbent will also be responsible for promoting public awareness of mental health issues. Various departments and agencies are impacted by the position, including, but not limited to, the Justice and Education Departments, the RCMP, medical service providers and various community resources. The Regional Manager will also provide financial management by assisting in budget preparation and reports as well as managing within a budget in accordance with the requirements of the Financial Administrative Act and Departmental policy and directives.

The knowledge, skills, and experience required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Undergraduate degree in psychology, social work, nursing or related field, along with five (5) years of directly related professional experience in the field of MHA, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. A Master’s degree in psychology, social work or in a related field are considered assets. This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

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 representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 
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