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City of Iqaluit Elders Recreation Assistant in Iqaluit, United States

Employment Opportunity

Title: Elders Recreation Assistant

Department: Recreation

Status: Permanent, Part-Time

Salary: $25.85 per hour (4 hours per day)

Settlement

Allowance: $11.48 per hour

Union Status: Unionized

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.

Reporting to the Recreation Program Coordinator, this position works directly with Elders at the Elder?s Qammaq (Elder?s Centre). Assisting in the implementation of culturally relevant activities and programs for Elders, the incumbent is responsible for maintaining a safe and inviting environment for Elders. The Elder?s Recreation Assistant will also assist with the facilitation of meetings with the Elders Qammaq Society and administrative tasks as required. The incumbent will act as a liaison with community organizations and visitors to the Elder?s Qammaq.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Elders in one of the following areas; organizing and leading recreation activities, working in a care facility, working as a caregiver, delivering support and assistance programs or directly related area;

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in both Inuktitut and English and have an thorough understanding of Inuit Culture;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required; the Elders Assistant must demonstrate compassion and a caring attitude towards Elders and display a positive attitude and sense of humour;

  • Strong teamwork skills; this position requires working in a group environment to plan and implement various programming;

  • CPR and First Aid certification;

  • Desired qualifications include a diploma in Recreation, Gerontology, Human Services or similar field;

  • Experience in safe food handling procedures would be a definite asset.

    Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check and well as obtaining TB testing.

    Please visit our website https://www.iqaluit.ca/careers to apply or drop off your resume at City Hall.

  • The City of Iqaluit embraces the intent and spirit of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit; Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive consideration under this agreement

  • Only those selected to interview will be contacted

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