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Sexual Health Program Coordinator

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Closing Date: 
Friday, January 31, 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 Public Health Nursing Consultant, the Sexual Health Program Coordinator works within the Health Protection unit to protect the public health and safety and to help prevent and control the spread of communicable diseasesinfections. This is done by providing health education; and provide public health nursing care information related to testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections to Public Health Nurses, CHR’s and other healthcare professionals. The incumbent will be the program lead, and provide direction and leadership throughout Nunavut regarding health protection and specifically related to sexual health.

The Sexual Health Program Coordinator takes the lead in overseeing the development, completion and implementation of the sexual health framework by providing leadership for policy development that promotes holistic sexual health and will also developing the appropriate work planss based on departmental strategic priorities. The incumbent will develop sexual health education materials for community educators. The incumbent will mentor community health representatives and other community health educators in the development and use of sexual health education resources. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in health and social services or related. Two (2) years of related work experience in policy development and program planning in public health is required. An undergraduate degree or diploma in Nursing is an asset. Work experience in sexual health education is 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.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


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