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 Manager – Oral Health Programs (OHP) and working with Dental Therapist (DT’s), Territorial Dental Office (TDO), Supervisor Health Programs (SHP’s) and others, the Regional Community Oral Health Coordinator (RCOHC) will supervise and provide leadership to the Community Oral Health Coordinators (COHOs) who are responsible for providing community-wide oral health promotion, education and preventive oral health care services especially for children 12 years and under or up to Grade. 7.
This position provides support to and training to the COHCs to ensure they are able to adequately fulfil their role. Other duties include travelling to communities who have scheduled screening ahead of the dentist’s visit and participating in oral health meeting at regional and territorial levels. Qualified Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist may be required to provide clinical dental services.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in office administration, dental services or a related field along with two (2) years’ experience in office administration dental services or a related field. One (1) year supervisory experience is also required. Registration as a Dental Therapist or Dental Hygienist would be considered an asset.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. 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.