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 Rankin Inlet only.
Reporting to the Principal, the Ilinniarvimmi Inuusiliriiji (School Community Counsellor) is a community resource person and student advocate who supports, promotes and involves students, parents and the community as partners in Education. The Ilinniarvimmi Inuusiliriji 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 influences the enhancement of school/community relationships, increased cultural sensitivity within the school, increased understanding of the role of the school in the community, the overall feeling of safety, acceptance, understanding and self-confidence in students and staff, as well the increase in student attendance, to result to an increase in skilled graduates.
The incumbent will provide counselling 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.
To be invited for an interview you will have completion of Adult Basic Education equivalent to Grade 12 or higher and have five (5) years of experience working at the community level. Computer literacy, written and oral communication skills in Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun, English and/or French as required. Some other skills and abilities required to perform in this position include; interpersonal skills, ability to work as a member of a cooperative team, the ability to be self-directed and the ability to keep detailed records and information confidential. Successful candidates will be required to attend training offered by the Department of Education, as it becomes available.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Eligibility list may be used to fill future vacancies