This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Iqaluit only.
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 to 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. A valid driver’s license, First Aid/BCLS and CHR certification are considered as an asset. 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.
Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.
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 email@example.com. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
- Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered.
- Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check.
- Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
- The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application.