New job Community Social Services Worker in Nunavut

Community Social Services Worker

Company : Nunavut Government
Salary : $88,608 - $100,562 a year
Location : Nunavut

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Reference number:
Type of employment:
Union Status:
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$88,608 – 100,562
Northern Allowance:
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date:
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Enjoy Nunavut’s majestic natural landscapes, active community life, rich Inuit arts, wildlife viewing and immersion in Inuit culture, which are among the many benefits of living and working in any of Nunavut’s 25 communities! The Government of Nunavut, through the Department of Family Services, is looking to hire Community Social Service Workers across the territory. If you’re motivated and relish adventure, this challenging and rewarding opportunity awaits! Come join our team and help us promote and enhance the overall health of Nunavummiut.

Your role - Reporting to the Supervisor, Family Wellness, you will be representing the Department of Family Services in all matters related to enhancing the overall health of individuals and families in the assigned community. As a professional in the community, you will be required to work with other associated professional bodies, including the RCMP, Mental Health, Medical Personnel, Education, Justice and various community resources. You will be considered an essential service provider of the community. Key focus areas you would be responsible for include:

  • Program Delivery
  • Child Welfare
  • Adult Protection Services
  • Individual and Family/Group Counseling
  • Aged/physically challenged Services
  • Providing a liaison service at large in the Community
  • Adoptions

Who we are - Our Department is responsible for developing and implementing strategic programs and initiatives for the residents of Nunavut in the areas of child and family services, career development and training, adoptions, income assistance, and poverty reduction. These services aim to help strengthen and ensure the well-being of the residents of Nunavut and its communities.

Community Social Services Workers play a crucial role within the child and family services division. These positions are located in each of Nunavut’s 25 communities.

What we have to offer - You will be provided with a competitive salary package which includes:

  • Base salary range: $88, 608 to $100,562 annually.
  • A Northern Living Allowance of $15,016 annually.
  • Subsidized furnished accommodations may be available.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Opportunities for career advancement.
  • Attractive benefits packages and leave entitlements.
  • This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union.

What is required?

  • A Diploma in Social Work, plus 1 year of practical child protection experience. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university plus 1 year of practical child protection experience is preferred.
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 4 months of hire is a condition of employment.
  • A Vulnerable Sector check is also a requirement.
  • The successful candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Child and Family Services Appointment.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

An eligibility list may be created to fill current and future vacancies across the Department of Family Services in all communities.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. 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.


Department of Human Resources (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000, Station 430 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: 867-975-6220
Email: [email protected]

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