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Program Assistant - Ilagiinut Kativvik

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

September 13, 2021

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non-profit organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families. We are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.

Position: Program Assistant – Ilagiinut Kativvik

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Full-Time Indeterminate

Salary Range: $33,813 - $42,688 per annum


Under the supervision of the Early Years Director, the Program Assistant supports the delivery of programs under the Ilagiinut Kativvik program.


  • Assist in the planning and delivery of culturally based and family centred child and parent programs;

  • Supervise groups of children during parent activities;

  • Under the guidance of supervisor, recognize and respond to the needs of each child by using positive ways of helping;

  • Identify and report on concerns, issues and dangers related to the delivery of child and family programs to the Coordinator;

  • Assist in the purchasing and preparation of healthy meals and snacks for programs, including country food;

  • Monitor health, safety, and well-being of children;

  • Comply with all recording and reporting requirements outlined in Inuuqatigiit Centre’s policies and procedures (i.e. Incident Reports);

  • Maintain program equipment in good repair and share responsibility for keeping a healthy and safe program space;

  • Sanitize the toys as outlined in policies and procedures;

  • Develop positive relationships with children and parents;

  • Work closely with other staff to help resolve problems arising in the delivery of programming;

  • Actively participate as a member of the team through open and regular communication;

  • Communicate, as required, with parents about programs and activities; and

  • Knowledge of and adherence to all COVID-19 pandemic policies and procedures.


  • Accountable for the safety of children;

  • Ensure personal safety precautions are observed at all times; and

  • Ensure Public Health guidelines for COVID-19 pandemic are followed at all times.


  • Work regular and consistent weekly hours of work; and

  • Required to work evening and weekend hours related to program activities.


  • Basic knowledge of Inuit culture and community;

  • Written and spoken fluency in Inuktitut a strong asset;

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English;

  • Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment;

  • Ability to function effectively in a high-stress, high noise environment;

  • Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software;

  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication, and commitment to children.


  • Inuit descent preferred;

  • High school diploma or equivalency required;

  • Previous experience working the Inuit or Indigenous communities preferred;

  • Comply with Standards of Professional Conduct and Oath of Confidentiality;

  • Police Records Check required in keeping with Inuuqatigiit Centre Personnel Policies and Procedures;

  • Medical certification of good health and record of up-to-date immunizations; 

  • TB Test, if applicable; 

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccine (Dose 1 & 2) and 

  • CPR/First Aid certification (or willingness to become certified);

Please apply with cover letter and up-to-date resume

before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021

Shelley Watkin, Human Resources Manager

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

Via email to:

We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent.

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