Oct 20, 2022

Pre-Post Natal and Nutrition Worker

  • Tungasuvvingat Inuit
  • 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON
Full time Education

Job Description

Full-time, Indeterminate
All Inuit Applicants will be considered, including Trainee Applicants

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit, and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development, and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

The Canada Pre-Natal Program (CPNP) provides individual supports to pregnant and new Inuit mothers, and their babies up to the age of 18 months. The CPNP program can offer pre-natal vitamins, healthy nutrition during and after pregnancy, playgroup, accompaniment to medical visits, and general support during and after pregnancy.

The successful candidate will plan, coordinate, and implement the pre-postnatal programming and related services to the community, utilizing a team-based approach.

Other key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Coordinating of all aspects of the Pre/Post Natal program, including the establishment of annual objectives and work plans in keeping with Inuit culture, language, and traditions;

  • Client outreach to the community to encourage participation in the program;

  • Counselling and referring families as identified to services such as Children’s Aid Society (CAS) and related health services;

  • Delivering workshops and activities and responding to the needs of the families (health, risk factors and nutrition);

  • Planning and implementing program workshops;

  • Purchasing and preparing of food for workshops, meetings, and events;

  • Gathering participant data and reporting on program and services; and

  • Performing administration tasks such as managing petty cash, cheque requests, attendance/participant forms, and maintaining up-to-date client files.


The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Pre/Post Natal care, food preparation and proper nutrition, familiarity with issues facing Inuit families, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Inuit culture, societal values, customs, and traditions.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, group facilitation skills, computer literacy skills, administrative skills and organizational skills are necessary.

The ability to look after small children, function effectively in a busy environment and in stressful situations,

develop and deliver programming, work effectively in a team environment, work independently, and work evenings and weekends are all requirements of the position.

Minimum of 2 years’ experience delivering early years and family-related services, which includes group facilitation, is required. Preference is given to applicants that have direct working experience with the Inuit community. Additionally, relevant life experience will be considered a strong asset. A college diploma in human services, social work or similar education is preferred. Fluency in English is required and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut is preferred. A driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract is an asset.

A combination of related education and work/life experience may be accepted.

TI will consider entry level qualifications in a trainee capacity for Inuit applicants. Apply now!

Salary and Benefits

  • TI offers a competitive total compensation package. Employees are provided an exceptional benefits plan which includes major medical and dental coverage for the employee and their dependents, and employee life insurance. TI also offers a Group RRSP benefit plan for eligible staff.

  • TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan.

  • Vacation (earn 3 weeks/year).

Deadline for applications is October 21, 2022.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@tiontario.ca.

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify. If there are no successful Inuit candidates, the position will be offered as a term.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to obtain a vulnerable sector check with results that are acceptable to TI. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.tiontario.ca to learn more about our programs and services. Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

TI’s main office is located at 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa ON which is conveniently located close to all major transportation access points. Parking is free on the premise.

We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.