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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 in Arctic Bay only.
Reporting to the Principal, the Ilinniarvimmi Inuusiliriji is a community resource person and student advocate who supports, promotes and involves students, parents and the community as partners in Education. The incumbent is an active member of the education staff and School Team and provides a liaison between the community, home, school and the student. The Ilinniarvimmi Inuusiliriji provides counseling and guidance to students, promotes the relevance of education in the community and fosters mutual understanding between the community and the school leading to self-fulfillment and success in life.
The Ilinniarvimmi Inuusiliriji position influences the following: enhancement of school/community relationships; increased cultural sensitivity within the school; increased understanding of the role of the school in the community; overall feeling of safety; acceptance, understanding and self-confidence in students and staff and resulting in increased student attendance; as well as more skilled graduates leading to increased self-esteem by all.
The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Grade Twelve diploma or equivalent education coupled with five years of experience working at the community level is required. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English and Inuktitut. The candidate should be able to work as part of a team and have computer experience. The following training will be considered an asset: First-Aid Certificate; Non-Violent Intervention Certificate; Critical Incidence Training; Suicide Prevention Training; and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is required.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.