Oct 25, 2022

Program Assistant: Ilagiinut Kativvik – Full Time

  • Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
Full time Education Family and Social Services Youth Services

Job Description

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 Summary

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


37.5 hours – Monday-Friday (may be scheduled for hours between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend hours)

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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
  • Ensure Public Health guidelines for COVID-19 pandemic are always followed.

Working Conditions

  • Required to work evening and weekend hours related to program activities, in rotation with team members
  • Ability to function effectively in a high-stress, high noise environment.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 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 & Booster)
  • CPR/First Aid certification (or willingness to become certified).

Skills and Knowledge 

  • Knowledge of Inuit culture and community
  • Basic knowledge of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles and willing to expand knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of How Does Learning Happen and willing to expand knowledge
  • 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 operate computer systems and relevant software.

Please apply with a cover letter and up-to-date resume by to: Human Resources Department, at jobs@inuuqatigiit.ca

Note that accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require specific accommodations, please contact the HR Department through the contact information provided above, so that we can make suitable arrangements with you.

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

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