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17 Jun 2020


Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre –  Nunavut

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Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre

Closing Date: 5:00 pm, Friday, June 19, 2020

We are growing! It is an exciting time to join the team at Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre (PKFC)!

In 1979, PKFC was created by Inuit, for Inuit, in Rankin Inlet. Today, it is becoming a vibrant regional organization providing needed wellness programs and services across the Kivalliq Region. Our goal is to deliver Inuit-designed, Inuit-led programs and services that are closely aligned with Kivalliq Inuit Societal Values and Culture, while also being evidence-based, and informed by best practices. We strive to work in partnership with municipalities’ wellness programs and in partnership with clinical health and social services available in all Nunavut communities through the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Health.

PKFC has a Spousal Abuse Counselling Program. We also have 9 positions for Inuit counsellors across the Kivalliq providing residential school survivors and their families with cultural and emotional support. These supports include local programming and counselling as well as the deployment of our staff as crisis response teams when there is a crisis in our Region. In 2020-21, PKFC will become the Kivalliq Region’s host organization for a 28-Day On-the-Land Addictions Treatment Program.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and talented individual to join PKFC’s leadership team in developing and implementing innovative mental health and addictions programming, supported by our exceptional existing team of counsellors and other staff.

Position responsibilities:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Mental Health and Addictions will provide overall expertise and leadership to our mental health and addictions programs.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Mental Health & Addictions Program Leadership
  • Supervisory Responsibilities (supervising 3 teams, a total of 15 direct reports)
  • Financial Management
  • Program Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability
  • Participation in PKFC’s Executive Committee and quarterly reporting to the Board of Directors

Compensation & benefits:
In order to attract and retain highly qualified and motivated staff and management, PKFC has recently reviewed all of its salaries to ensure that we are a competitive employer. For this position, we offer:

  • Annual salary of $106,275 plus $17,360 in Northern allowance
  • Extended health benefits and a pension plan.
  • 4 weeks of annual leave, plus monthly self-care days & lieu time accrual
  • Housing is not available for this position

Qualification requirements:

  • Completion of a post-secondary college or university program (preferred) in a field related to mental health, addictions, or social services – or equivalent experience
  • Experience in budget management and the management of personnel preferred
  • Experience working within Nunavut communities, government agencies or not-for-profit organizations would be considered an asset
  • Proven ability to draft and implement innovative policies, programs, procedures and directives for the benefit of the organization and community
  • Exceptional team building and management skills and ability to think strategically
  • An understanding of the northern and Inuit cultural and political environment
  • Ability to adapt complex, technical information to communicate with any audience
  • Proven ability to draft proposals and secure program funding would be a strong asset
  • Fluency in Inuktitut and English is a strong asset

How to Apply

How to Apply: A detailed job description is available. Inquiries can be directed to

Qualified applicants should forward their resumé and a cover letter in strictest confidence, by e-mail to no later than 5:00 pm (CST) Friday, June 19, 2020.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews are expected to take place the week of June 22, 2020.

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Advertised until: 2020-07-17

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