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Cultural Settlement Worker, Housing Support

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

May 16, 2022

Cultural Settlement Worker, Housing Support

Full-time, Term to March 31st, 2023

Possibility of Extension

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to broadly provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

The Cultural Settlement Worker provides cultural programming and activities as well as settlement support services to clients at risk of homelessness or new to the Ottawa area.  The incumbent will engage and encourage clients to participate in cultural activities and foster a sense of inclusion within the Ottawa Inuit community that will promote community integration and orientation. 

The incumbent will assist Inuit new to the Ottawa area with adapting to living in Ottawa.

The Cultural Settlement Worker responsibilities will also include:

  • Facilitating cultural programming and activities;

  • Advocating for the client in all aspects of culture (physical, mental, spiritual and social);

  • Assisting with the delivery of effective services safely and respectfully while maintaining professional rapport with clients, peers, and other community service providers;

  • Assisting with the preparation of client assessment reviews;

  • Assisting with the organization and maintenance of client case files in accordance with TI’s protocols;

  • Providing information and referrals; and

  • Performing other duties as assigned and related to the position.


The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal housing support and service system of Ottawa, familiarity with the socio-economic landscape as it pertains to Inuit, knowledge of Inuit culture, values, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and traditional practices and have commitment to a client-centered approach when working with Inuit.

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, problem-solving skills, organizational skills, and customer and client service skills are necessary.

The ability to work effectively in a busy environment and in stressful situations, use computers (MS Office, email, and internet), work independently with a strong sense of focus, and work occasional evenings and weekends are all requirements of the position.

The ideal candidate will have a college diploma in human services, social work or a related field of study and 2 years’ experience delivering related urban housing services, preferably to Inuit. 

First aid, CPR and non-violent crisis intervention training is preferred.  

Fluency in English is required; Inuktitut language skills are a definite asset.

An acceptable combination of related education and experience may be considered.

A vulnerable sector check with results that are acceptable to TI is required.

A valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract is an asset.

Salary and Benefits

  • TI offers a competitive annual salary

  • TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan

  • Vacation (earn 3 weeks/year)

Deadline for applications is May 29th, 2022.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

TI’s main office is located at 297 Savard Avenue, Ottawa which is conveniently located close to walking and biking trails and all major transportation access points. It is close to major amenities including recreation venues, malls, and restaurants. Parking is free on the premise.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our programs and services.

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.

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