This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Territorial Director, Mental Health and Addictions, the Youth Mental Health Specialist is responsible for providing leadership regarding how the Mental Health and Addictions Division engages with all relevant stakeholders in the development, delivery of quality, evidence-based, culturally-informed mental health promotions, prevention, early intervention, and support services for children and youth across the Territory, including substance abuse and suicide prevention.
The Youth Mental Health Specialist ensures that youth-focused mental health service capacity development is integrated within the continuum of mental health services, and relevant mental health related strategies (e.g. Public Health, Suicide Prevention). The incumbent provides leadership and direction to cross functional teams and is accountable for instilling a project management discipline and a culture of innovation throughout the area of responsibility.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work plus a minimum of (3) three years of relevant work experience, preferably in the North.
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.