This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit.
Reporting to the Manager of Iqaluit Public Health Programs, the Community Health Representative (CHR) is responsible for promoting health and wellbeing in the communities. The purpose of this position is to positively impact health of Nunavummiut and reduce the need for acute health care through health promotion and illness prevention initiatives. The CHR works to build local capacity by integrating health promotion initiatives in the community and partnering with Community Health and Wellness Committees, as well as other groups and organizations.
The CHR is a liaison between the Department of Health, community and other departments and organizations. The CHR incorporates Inuit knowledge, values, culture, language and IQ principles in their work. The CHR also participates and contributes in community, regional, territorial and national events, programs and initiatives.
The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of a high school diploma or equivalent along with experience working in a northern community and one (1) year of experience working in a Health setting is required. The incumbent must have the ability to incorporate Indigenous culture into health promotion initiatives and have knowledge of health and social issues and determinants of health. The incumbent must have effective communication as well as the ability to use computers, preferably Microsoft office and data entry. First aid/CPR and CHR certification is an asset. A valid driver’s license is required.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered. An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.