This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.
Reporting to the Manager – Oral Health Programs (OHP) and working with Dental Therapist (DT’s), Territorial Dental Office (TDO), Supervisor Health Programs (SHP’s) and others, the Regional Community Oral Health Coordinator (RCOHC) will supervise and provide leadership to the Community Oral Health Coordinators (COHOs) who are responsible for providing community-wide oral health promotion, education and preventive oral health care services especially for children 12 years and under or up to Grade. 7.
In an effort to improve the oral health of all children 12 years of age and under, the RCOHC works with the COHCs and a variety of health care professionals, especially oral health professionals, in the promotion of oral health. The RCOHC also provides support to COHCs as they deliver oral health education and prevention activities as well as training the COHCs to ensure they are able to adequately fulfill their role. Other duties include travelling to communities who have scheduled screening ahead of the dentist’s visit and functioning as a liaison between the COHC’s. community, region and territorial health care system in the area of oral health. Qualified Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist may be required to provide clinical dental services.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in office administration, dental services, or a related field along with two (2) years’ experience in office administration dental services or a related field. One (1) year of supervisory experience is also required. Registration as a Dental Therapist or Dental Hygienist would be considered 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 IqaluitApplications@gov.nu.ca. 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.