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Program/Counselor Facilitator

Rankin Inlet
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$92,196.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$18,517.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
23 March 2018

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.

Reporting to the Deputy Warden, Programs at the Rankin Inlet Healing Facility, the incumbent will function as an Substance Abuse Program/Spousal Assault Anger Management Facilitator for the offenders based on traditional Inuit culture as well as provide one on one counseling or in groups of 4-7. Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ), the guiding principle for the Government of Nunavut is the foundation for this position. The primary goal of Nunavut Corrections is to provide culturally relevant programs in a holistic manner, that will assist offenders to lead socially and productive lives within and outside correctional facilities. It is equally important that the correctional facilities managed by this division provide culturally relevant and viable program of reintegration for offenders.

The Program/Counselor Facilitator’s primary responsibilities include developing, managing, maintaining and facilitating the Inuit culture based programs within the established guidelines in order to provide opportunities for rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders in low and medium security sections.

Thorough knowledge of traditional Inuit justice systems and/or practices, program facilitation, counselling, substance abuse and spousal assault programming along with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills will be essential in this position. 

The qualifications required to be invited for an interview include a degree in counselling or related field, plus 2-4 years of experience in community development/counselling/facilitating programs; strong background in the cultural beliefs and lifestyles of Inuit; positive role model at the community level; experience in identifying resources in the community for traditional purposes and aftercare planning.

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

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

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 Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Term until April 24, 2019 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.

  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097