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Clerk Interpreter

Rankin Inlet
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Restricted to Nunavut Inuit of Rankin Inlet only.
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:59pm

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 of Rankin Inlet only.

Reporting to the Regional Public Health Supervisor. The Clerk Interpreter provides professional and responsive confidential translation and facilitation support services between patients/clients and the health services team. This position impacts the public and community at large as it is the key entry point for health services, patient complaints, referral and information services. As a result, the position requires a good knowledge of Inuktitut and/or Inuinnaqtun as well as English, both written and spoken. In addition, the role also provides one of the main Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun speaking resources at the regional office.

The incumbent frequently interacts with clients and provides one of the main Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun speaking resources in the local and/or regional offices. The incumbent is responsible for facilitating communications and the distribution of relevant client information to the health facility and throughout the territory as appropriate. This impacts the quality, accuracy and appropriate level of care received by Nunavummiut.

The incumbent is also responsible for performing clerical support functions and may direct others in the delivery of such services with administrative/clerical components of the office. These accountabilities affect resource allocation (supplies, travel arrangements, message transfer etc.).

The Clerk Interpreter works with Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun speaking clients and agencies, to ensure a welcoming and friendly environment. Facilitating conversations between clients/families and health care providers to interpret and explain medical treatments, medications, and patient care instruction.

An in-depth knowledge of Inuit Culture, customs, traditions, and healing philosophies is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must be able to type and have the ability to work with varying degrees of supervision. Strong English organizational skills are required. Strong communication skills are required for this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through minimum grade 10 education with one year interpreting/translation experience.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.

Proficiency in Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun is also required for this position.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Current CPR/First Aid certification and Mental Health First Aid as an asset.

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 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.
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