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 in Gjoa Haven location only.
Reporting to the Manager, Continuing Care Centre and in keeping with the philosophy of client-centered care while demonstrating respect for the traditional and individual values of residents and the community being served, the Continuing Care Worker assists residents with activities of daily living including eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, mobilization and recreation. The Continuing Care Worker provides interpreter and translator services to facilitate dialogue between residents and professional staff and also performs delegated nursing procedures and therapeutic regimes to enable the resident to have an optimal quality of life.
The Continuing Care Worker provides care to the residents identified on the resident’s plan of care. This position will enable residents requiring continuing care to access these services within Nunavut. This position requires shift work, including weekends and statutory holidays, as the facility operates on a 24/7 basis year round.
An in-depth knowledge of needs and care for adults and elders, with physical, mental and/or cognitive challenges and basic knowledge of medical terminology and diseases/conditions affecting this resident population are required for this position. The incumbent should also have good communication skills both verbal and written, with the ability to document accurately and legibly; and basic computer skills.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through completion of Grade 8 or equivalent. Current CPR and First Aid Certification is also required for this position.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
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 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.