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Social Programs Clerk

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This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.
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Closing Date: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00am

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Children & Family Services, the Social Programs Clerk provides clerical and administrative support to the office operations by providing reception, typing and interpreting services.

The Social Programs Clerk works closely with the Supervisor Children & Family Services and the Community Social Service Workers. The incumbent is responsible for all appointments and correspondence in the office area. Work is performed in accordance with the Department of Family Services policies and procedures or under the direction of the Supervisor Children & Family Services.

The Social Programs Clerk provides support to the office area by providing receptionist services including answering/screening phone calls, referring inquiries and directing walk in clients, scheduling appointments with Community Social Services Workers and other staff for clients, typing and editing correspondence and reports, maintaining the office area by filing of confidential documents, maintaining the leave and attendance records and reports as well as completing monthly attendance reports, processing in and outgoing mail to appropriate staff by maintaining a log sheet, arranging travel for staff, clients, and casual Community Social  Services Workers, proving interpretation services as required which would result to working afterhours. The Social Programs Clerk performs other supporting duties as well which include, maintaining inventories of office supplies, serving as local liaison with the RCMP, Nursing Station, School and other community organizations.

The knowledge skills and abilities required for this position include a completion of grade 10 or equivalent on the job training, with the completion of secretarial or office procedures course. The incumbent will have a complete understanding of confidentiality and the ability to maintain it, have excellent experience dealing with clients and be fluent in both English and Inuktitut.

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

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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 Inuit.
  • 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.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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