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Oral Health Promoter

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Term position ending March 31, 2021
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Closing Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2020

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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager – Oral Health Programs (OHP), the Oral Health Promoter will provide leadership in oral health promotion through education/awareness/skill/capacity building, advocacy, policy development and facilitating community mobilization. The Oral Health Promoter develops resources, delivers programs, monitors and analyzes social research and epidemiological data related to community needs and operational planning.  

In an effort to improve the oral health of Nunavummiut, the Oral Health Promoter works with all oral health staff and a variety of health care professionals, especially oral health professionals in the promotion of oral health. This position provides support to Community Oral Health Coordinators as they deliver oral health education and prevention activities with the goal of impacting on the oral health of Nunavummiut. In consultation with the Manager Oral Health Programs and Chief Dental Officer, the Oral Health Promoter plans for and travels to Nunavut communities as directed, and engages with other stakeholders, including clients, workplaces and schools, to create relevant oral health improvement initiatives.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in health promotion, health marketing, public health or related field along with one (1) year experience working in health promotion, public health or related field.  Experience working in dental sciences or oral health would be considered as an asset.

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.

Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term pending Manager approval.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Expiry Options: 
Has closing date