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Community Engagement Specialist TB Program

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
14 December 2018

Term March 31, 2021.

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.

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and reporting to the Manager, Tuberculosis Program, the Community Engagement Specialist TB Program, provides leadership and supports engagement with communities, potential service partners, families, patients and community members experiencing the impacts of TB. This position works within a program having territorial scope whose ultimate goal is the elimination of TB in Nunavut.

The incumbent works with partners, both internal and external to the formal health care system, including Inuit perspectives, gleaned from individuals with TB, their families and community. The role brings these diverse perspectives forward so they can be incorporated into the health system. The position ensures reciprocal and culturally safe influences and adaptations lead to in successful and meaningful interventions in the current crisis.

An in-depth knowledge of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles and how to incorporate them into program planning, design and implementation, Inuit Culture and northern health care structures as well as knowledge of TB are required for the position. Furthermore, knowledge of health promotion, social marketing and community engagement techniques are also required for the positon. Strong communication skills, both oral and written and the ability to present information and facilitate sessions in a small group settings as well as the ability to organize and conduct effective meetings are required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in adult education, health sciences, a health related discipline, the social sciences, public administration or communications, along with two years of work experience in related field.

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, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities 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.

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