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.
Reporting to the Regional Community Oral Health Coordinator (RCOHC) and Supervisor Health Programs (SHP’s) the Community Oral Health Coordinator (COHC) is responsible for oral health promotion, dental education and providing primary preventive care for children 0-12 years of age.
This position will engage with partners, such as schools, daycares, and community programs to ensure access to children of this age group. The COHC will further coordinate activities needed in order for oral health professionals (such as dentist, dental therapist and dental hygienists) to complete their work. Other duties include delivering public service announcements through preferred community mediums such as community radio, placing information items in high traffic areas such as post office, health center, and stores. The COHC will also ensure children referred to general anesthetic are followed to confirm that treatment has been provided.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of Grade twelve (12) along with one (1) year experience in providing dental services, office administration or a related field. Willingness to take Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid training is required along with COHC training program.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in Inuktitut is a requirement. 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.
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.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.