Clerk Interpreter

locationIqaluit - Nunavut (NU),

atNunavut Government

Estimated salary $63,804 a year

Job Description:

Reference number:
Type of employment:
Restricted to Nunavut Inuit
Type of Employment 2:
Union Status:
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance:
No staff housing available
Closing Date:
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 11:59pm

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

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

Reporting to the Office Manager Iqaluit Public Health, the Clerk Interpreter provided professional and responsive confidential translation and facilitation support services between patients/clients and the health services team. The incumbent will also be responsible for performing primary clerical support functions and may direct others in the delivery of such services with the administrative/clerical components of the office.

This position impacts the public and the community at large as it is the key entry point for health services, patient complaints, referral and information services. The incumbent interfaces frequently with clients and is responsible for facilitating communications and the distribution of relevant client information to the health facility and throughout the territory as appropriate. It is the Interpreter’s responsibility to facilitate conversations between clients/family and health care providers to ensure language and culture are integrated in the treatment process where appropriate.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of grade 10 along with one (1) year

experience in interpreting/translation. WHIMIS certification must be completed within the first year of employment. The incumbent also requires a valid driver’s license. First Aid/CPR and Mental Health First Aid will be considered assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in Inuktitut and English languages are required. 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.

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 [email protected]. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • 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.

Department of Human Resources (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000, Station 430 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: 867-975-6220
Email: [email protected]

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