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Community Health Representative

Whale Cove
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
25 January 2019

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to Supervisor Health Programs; the Community Health Representative (CHR) position is to positively impact the Health of Nunavummiut and reduce the need for acute health care through health promotion and illness prevention initiatives. With the support of the Supervisor Community Public Health Nurse regional and territorial leadership, the CHR provides accurate and up-to-date health promotion information to enhance the health and wellbeing of Nunavummiut. The CHR will work towards supporting Community Health Committees by encouraging healthy public policies, healthy lifestyles and the prevention of disease.

The CHR promotes health and wellbeing in the community by responding to community public health needs and supporting regional and territorial public health priorities by assisting individuals to develop skills and knowledge through providing public health information and education for heath thereby enhancing health life styles in school, Health Centre, work, and community settings. The CHR is a liaison between the Department of Health, community and other departments and organizations by collaborating with the Population Health team throughout the Region and across the Territory to support health promotion in communities. The CHR is an advocate in health and Inuit culture by incorporating Inuit knowledge in their work by applying Inuit Qaujimajatugangit (IQ) Principles and integrating knowledge of Inuit culture, history and language. The CHR also builds capacity using community development principles by engaging individuals and communities in a consultative process.

The ideal candidate will have grade 12 high school diploma or equivalency, knowledge of current trends in health education/disease prevention practices and programs, computer experience, knowledge of health assessment and systems as provided in an approved CHR training program.  Candidates who do not have approved CHR training must be willing to access training.  The incumbent will communicate effectively in Inuktitut and English (written and verbal), be able to perform a variety of screening tasks, and work independently and as a team member.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

First Aid and CPR and valid driver’s license are assets.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

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