Socio-Cultural Counsellor, école des Trois-Soleils - #828961

Nunavut Government

Date: Oct 9, 2021
City: Iqaluit, NU
Salary: $35,041 - $39,760 / year
Contract type: Part time
Nunavut Government
Reference number:
Type of employment:
Type of Employment 2:
(Part Time)
Union Status:
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$35,041.00 - $39,760.00
Northern Allowance:
No staff housing available
Closing Date:
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:59pm

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 Principal of the école des Trois-Soleils the Socio-Cultural Counsellor (Counsellor) supports students in their academic journey as well as the development of their francophone identity through a French-language cultural program that also incorporates Inuit culture. The Socio-Cultural counsellor, as a role model and resource-person, provides guidance to students and highlights the relevance of education in the community and promotes a mutual understanding between the community and the school, which leads to the development and the success of students. The Counsellor foster the development of the francophone identity within the context of Nunavut. Furthermore the incumbent fosters a sense of belonging and pride of the francophone student. The Counsellor will establish a close link between the school and the community and instill a sense of security, understanding, respect and self-confidence in students and school staff, with a view of increasing self-esteem in students.

In consultation with students and in collaboration with teachers and the principal, the Socio-Cultural Counsellor is responsible and accountable for developing an annual cultural program that is appropriate for students of all levels and their interests, and in line with the strategic goals of the Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut (CSFN). This includes:

  • organising timely activities before/after classes or during the lunch period;

  • recruiting, managing student registrations, and coordinates logistical matters for large-scale events;

  • developing tools to ensure effective and efficient project management;

  • preparing a monthly activity report for the principal as well as Informing school staff of upcoming cultural events in the school and in the community.

The incumbent will supports teachers’ initiatives that have a link to francophone and Inuit cultural referents and will collaborate with the school team and parents in order to develop culturally appropriate support strategies for students.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized post-secondary education in a relevant field (such as: recreology, leisure studies etc.). Experience working with youth in a minority context or in the North and experience in project management and management of financial resources is also required.

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

Excellent written and oral communication skills in French and to be able to communicate in English is required for this position. 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 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 Health (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut

P.O. Box 1000, Station 1000

Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0

Phone: 867-975-8600 ext.5004

Toll free: 1-800-663-5738

Fax: 867-975-8609


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