Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non- profit organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families. We are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.
Under the supervision of the Manager of Community Initiative and Mental Health, the Youth Mental Health Systems Navigator provides screening, assessment, referrals and advocacy for families who have youth experiencing addictions and/or mental health challenges. The Youth Mental Health Systems Navigator helps families negotiate health and social systems, overcome barriers and ensure seamless transition from one service to another and continuity of care for each individual.
Client care including:
Provide case management to youth and their families/caregivers in order to help them navigate and understand service systems and ensure that they are receiving services they need.
Conduct screening and brief assessment in both individual and group formats using common tools and protocols.
Working with clients, families and caregivers, create a navigation strategy that will lead to quality service, maximize collaboration, and streamline and integrate services.
Make referrals to addictions services, mental health services, and other services as required.
Coordinate referrals received for Inuuqatigiit’s mental health team.
Engage and coordinate with children/youth, families and professionals to
implement the Indigenous Integrated Plan of Care (IPC) process as
Assist with preparing and submitting Child First Initiative applications
Promote Inuit beliefs, values and traditions that enhance health.
Engage in supportive counselling and support to children/youth require, using
a balance of approaches to meet individual needs (e.g. activities, one-on-one referrals, home and school visits, crisis intervention, cultural and community connection);
Work in collaboration with other professionals in addressing mental health issues for children/youth.
Coordinate case management meetings, including minute taking and communications.
Actively represent Inuuqatigiit at meetings, presentations, and conferences with stakeholders, including partner agencies
Engage with various agencies and stakeholders to strengthen mental health programs and services.
Establish relationships that benefit the delivery of mental health programs and services.
Adhere to and promote the mandate and mission of Inuuqatigiit;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software.
Strong organizational, program planning and problem-solving skills
Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations.
Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment.
Driver’s license and access to a vehicle are assets
Please apply with a cover letter and up-to-date resume by to: Human Resources Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require specific accommodations, please contact the HR Department through the contact information provided above, so that we can make suitable arrangements with you.
When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent.
We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is dependent upon funding approval.