This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Gjoa Haven only.
Reporting to the Regional Community Oral Health Coordinator – Kitikmeot, the Community Oral Health Coordinator is responsible for oral health promotion, dental education and providing primary preventative care for children 0 – 12 years of age.
The position will engage with partners, such as schools, daycares, and community programs to ensure access to children of this age group. The Community Oral Health Coordinator will further assist in coordinating activities as needed for oral health professionals (such as dentists, dental therapists, and dental hygienists) to complete their work.
The Community Oral Health Coordinator will promote oral health programming for children between the ages of 0 – 12 years; assist in identifying the cohort for oral health promotion and prevention work; act as the main link between the community and visiting dental professionals; assist in delivery of oral health education in the community; responsible for office organization; carry out community oral health initiatives as directed by oral health professionals and para-professionals; travel to other communities to assist dental teams as assigned.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired though a High School Diploma and one year experience in providing dental services, office administration or a related field.
Experience in working with children, and in teaching both children and adults will be considered as a strong asset. Training will be provided to the successful applicant.
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.
As this is a term position until March 31, 2023, current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term if they are deemed to be the successful candidate, however this is subject to managerial approval.
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 HRKitikmeot@gov.nu.ca. 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 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.