Cree Board of Health & Social Services of James Bay jobs
Headquarters: Chisasibi, Quebec
Year of creation: 1978
Type of company: public body
Activity sector: health
The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (BC) provides health and social services to residents of the Cree Territory of James Bay. C.C.S.S.S.B.J. relies on community-based Miyupimaatissiun centers (CMCs) that provide general medical, home care, dental and social services, but also regional facilities and services (Chisasibi Regional Hospital, regional facilities) for problem youth, etc.).
C.C.S.S.S.B.J. employs doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, mental health professionals or social workers for long and short-term assignments. They are divided into five departments: the Directorate General, the Miyupimaatissiun Service (Medical and Social Services), the Pimuhteheu Service (Program Planning of the Public Health Service), the Nishiiyuu Service (Quality Assurance) and the Ministry of Health Administrative department.
BC professionals work with the 16,000 people living in the 9 Cree communities in hunting camps, mine sites, hydroelectric facilities and lumber camps. Health professionals may be accompanied by an interpreter if the patient (particularly the elderly) only communicates in Cree.
The organism of C.C.S.S.S.B.J. focuses on mental health services, including suicide prevention among youth in the community, recalling that "life is important and sacred".