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Community Health Representative

Cambridge Bay
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This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Cambridge Bay only.
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Closing Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Cambridge Bay only.

Reporting to the Nurse Manager Outpatient Services, the Community Health Representative is to promote health and wellbeing in the communities; the Community Health Representative is a leader in promoting healthy lifestyles in the community and provides accurate and up-to-date health information which is aligned with Territorial Health Priorities; 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 participates and contributes in community, regional, territorial and national events, programs and initiatives; and works with Public Health and community groups such as Community Health and Wellness Committee’s (CHWC) to promote health, build capacity and develop communities, ultimately improving the health of Nunavummiut.

The Community Health Representative promotes health and wellbeing in the community by responding to community public health needs, and supporting regional and territorial public health priorities; liaise between the Department of Health, community and other departments and organizations; advocate in health and Inuit culture; builds capacity using community development principles; and other duties include but are not limited to: participates in on-going professional development, develop work plans, submit reports to Manager or Supervisor, mentors students and colleagues (CHRs and Nursing Students), and assist with cultural and public health related research.

The Communications Specialist will develop and coordinate all media relations that include responding to media requests, building relationships, organizing news conferences, public service announcements, health advisories, writing and editing news releases.  You must be able to provide strategic assistance and support that ensures the department’s communication approaches are coordinated and are of the highest standard.   Through the provision of these services, the incumbent will assist in educating and informing both the public and the public service about departmental programs, policies, and initiatives, as well as lifesaving messages due to health-related crises in communities, regions or in the entire territory. 

The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a High School Diploma; One (1) year experience in providing dental services, office administration or a related field.

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

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit.
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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