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 Manager – Oral Health Programs (OHP) and working with Dental Therapists (DTs), Territorial Dental Officer (TDO), Supervisor Health Programs (SHPs) and others, the Regional Community Oral Health Coordinator (RCOHC) will supervise and provide leadership to the Community Oral Health Coordinators (COHCs) who are responsible for providing community-wide oral health promotion, education and preventative oral care services for children 12 years and under or up to Grade 7.
In an effort to improve the oral health of all children 12 years of age and under, the RCOHC works with the COHCs and a variety of health care professionals, especially oral health professionals, in the promotion of oral health. The position provides support to COHCs as they deliver oral health education and prevention activities with the goal of impacting on the poor oral health status of Nunavummiut children. The RCOHC will provide training to the COHCs to ensure they are able to adequately fulfil their role. The impact of maintaining oral health standards contributes to the overall health of the population and impacts significantly on the long-term determinants of health.
The Regional Community Oral Health Coordinator supervises Community Oral Health Coordinators; and ensures quality regional oral health services are provided.
An in-depth knowledge of methods and techniques of preventative dental services; computer skills including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases; effective verbal and written communications skills; ability to provide effective training to staff; and strong leadership skills are required for this position.
The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a Diploma in Office Administration, Dental Services or a related field; two (2) years’ experience in Office Administration, Dental Services or a related field including one (1) year of Supervisory experience.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), 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.
Registration as a Dental Therapist or Dental Hygienist would be an asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.