We are hiring a Community Social Worker!
Competition Number: NCCCSW113020
The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is seeking applications for a Community Social Worker. Working under the direction of the Director of the Health and Social Department, the Community Social Worker will provide diverse program support to health and social initiatives. This is a two-year position, with possibility of extension. Location is flexible within NunatuKavut communities.
NunatuKavut means “our ancient land” and refers to the territory of Inuit who reside primarily in south and central Labrador. NCC is a rights-based governing body that represents NunatuKavut Inuit. We are a dynamic, fast-paced and growing team that strives to meet the priorities, interests and needs of our people. Our governing vision demonstrates commitment to community and culture as we seek “to govern ourselves, provide and care for one another, our families and our communities while nurturing our relationship with our lands and waters.” We foster an open and transparent working environment which incorporates Inuit values of caring, fairness, respect, accountability and teamwork.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Ensure the delivery of a continuum of Health and Social programs and services related to Intergenerational Trauma, Residential Schools, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Mental Health and Addictions, Child, Youth & Families Legislation and other social files.
- Co-ordinate with NCC departments/staff and community partners in the delivery of various components of health and wellness within NCC communities.
- Engage with former residential school students for on-going input regarding program and service development and delivery.
- Support members in accessing pertinent programs and services as required.
- Provide education and promote health initiatives/services to individuals, families, and communities to increase knowledge regarding self care and whole-body health.
- Maintain necessary documentation, including interim reports and evaluations; and
- Provide diverse organizational support on health and social files.
Skills and Qualifications
- Knowledge of colonialism, intergenerational trauma and residential schools and the impact of inherited pain.
- Experience working in a Mental Health environment.
- Experience establishing/developing productive and cooperative partnerships with other community-based service providers.
- Knowledge of NunatuKavut Inuit history, culture and way of life.
- Knowledge of current social problems, mental health and addictions.
- Experience in report writing is essential.
- Computer literacy is essential.
- Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Must have good oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively as a team, and self-starter when working independently.
- Experience working with Indigenous groups is an asset.
- Travel may be required.
Education and Experience Requirements
- Successful completion of a Social Worker degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
- Must be a registered member with the Newfoundland College of Social Workers (NLCSW) or be willing and able to register with the NLCSW.
Preference may be given to qualified members of NunatuKavut Community Council.
How to Apply
Please submit cover letter and CV/resume (including three references), stating competition number, to the HR Coordinator by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is November 30, 2020.