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Career Development Officer
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.
The incumbent will work with other Career Development Officers to administer and deliver
Career Development services to the communities of the region served. The incumbent also
works closely with the income assistance division to assist income assistance clients with
productive choices and career development services and programs.
The incumbent is an active member of a team responsible for the delivery of career
development services and training programs which are designed to maximize employment and
education opportunities of Northerners and enhance the economic potential of Nunavut.
Programs and Services include Career Counselling Services, Training-on-the-job,
Apprenticeship Training Assistance, Income Assistance, Employment Insurance Benefits and
Support Measures. The incumbent is also responsible for the support and promotion of
Nunavut’s Inuit Employment Policy and for maintaining a working knowledge of other programs
delivered by the department.
The incumbent must have experience in developing, assessing, monitoring and evaluating
training programs, workshops and presentations; reviewing policy and procedural documents;
counselling employers, students and apprentices trainees and preparing written reports.
Knowledge of: local, regional, national and global labour market conditions issues; program
design, assessment, monitoring and evaluation; Income Assistance, Financial Assistance for
Nunavut Students, Child Day Care subsidies, policies and regulations are all required.
Skills and abilities: presentation skills, workshop development and delivery skills, using up-to date technology; verbal and written communication skills; negotiating skills; keyboarding and computing skills.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a
Diploma or certificate in Career Development or Human Resource Management and two years of experience in counselling or adult training. Certification to administer and interpret aptitude tests is an asset. An apprenticeship background or Journeyman certification are assets. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
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.
An eligibility list may be created to staff future vacancies in various communities across
Nunavut for the same position.