Social worker - Replacements and permanent positions available

Job Posting Number: 00-0000
External vacancy

1. About this job posting

Job Posting Number: 
External Posting Number: 
Posting Start Date: 
Friday, August 14, 2020
Posting End Date: 
Monday, September 14, 2020

2. About this position

Work Location: 
Permanent Full Time
MSSS Job Number: 
1 550
MSSS Job Title: 
Social Worker
Job Hours: 
Hours Per Day: 
Shift Type: 
Work Schedule: 
10/14 Days

3. Description

Permanent positions and temporary replacements available. The incumbent will work in a Cree community in one of the following programs: Awash (maternal and infantile care for children 0 to 9 years of age), Uschiniichisuu (youth from 10 to 29 years of age) and Chishaayiyuu (adult and seniors 30 years of age and over). Services are provided through various means, including consultations at the Community Miyupimaatisiiun Centre, home visits, group activities and guidance from community resources. Child, youth and family social workers may be called upon to provide services in schools. 


Handle activities associated with design, orientation, consultation, updating, analysis and evaluation activities in one or more social programs. 

Carry out various types of psychosocial interventions, as required. 

Intervene in the event of psychosocial problems and crisis situations such as suicide, spousal abuse, addictions and mental health problems. 

Conduct psychosocial assessments, develop an intervention plan that meets the client’s needs, provide support, advice, information and guidance services to resolve psychosocial and emotional problems and enable clients to increase their autonomy, quality of life and social integration.

Collaborate closely with interdisciplinary partners such as nurses, doctors, occupational therapists and nutritionists, as well as external partners such as youth protection, police and Band Councils, and actively contribute to the development and maintenance of the multidisciplinary team. 

Collaborate in the implementation of public health recommendations.

Adapt intervention techniques and strategies in accordance with Cree culture and values. 

Participate in interviews, home visits, case discussions and team meetings in conjunction with community workers and social workers. 

Meet the record keeping requirements of the order and employer (clinical reports and weekly statistical reports).

4. Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in social work or social services

Member in good standing of the Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ – Quebec order of social workers and marriage and family therapists).

Two (2) years of relevant experience (an asset) 

Fluency in French and English, oral and written 

Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness and autonomy

Demonstrate openness to cultural differences, interest and empathy for others

Good ability to adapt to a new environment 




Hourly salary: Min. (1) $25.25 to max. (18) $45.22

Remoteness premium between $6,099/year and $20,825/year, depending on community and family status

Retention bonus between $5,000/year and $11,750/year, based on years of service in the North

Cargo premium: Weekly amount to be confirmed depending on the community 

Accommodation provided: Furnished, heat and electricity included (for family or non-family status)

Moving and storage expenses at the employer’s expense 

Three (3) to four (4) annual sorties depending on family status 

Maximum of 16 weeks of vacation per year

Group insurance plan

Fixed contribution pension plan (GPERP)


*Employees of the health and social services network may request unpaid leave to work in a northern institution (up to 48 months).

5. Salary information

Salary (Hourly) Minimum: 
Salary (Hourly) Maximum: 

6. Contact

The persons interested in this position are asked to forward their resume within the prescribed deadline to:

Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay,

P.O. Box 250, Chisasibi, QC
Tel: 819-855-2744 Fax: 819-855-2680 Email:

More information about the position & job description with complete requirements may be obtained by contacting the above.

Note 1: In accordance with the organization’s Cree Employment Policy (in Progress) and various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA

All applicants must be Canadian citizens or have a Canadian work permit. Professionals must be licensed to practice in Québec. The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay aims to hire qualified Cree beneficiaries of the JBNQA, whenever possible. English is the working language of the CBHSSJB.

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter mentioning the Posting number to or fax 1-819-855-2680. For information call 1-877-562-2733.