Casual - Community Health Nurse (Former Employee) – Cambridge Bay, NU – January 31, 2016
Working in Nunavut, you work long hours and never know what was coming through the door. It is a challenge for any nurse, and as a new graduate the challenges were endless and something WAY beyond my scope of practice. But I am from Nunavut and loved being able to help the people of my community. This also possessed another challenge as I began to learn way more then I ever would care to know about my neighbours, friends and people I have known my entire life.
MANAGER - Airport Facilities, Nunavut Airport (Former Employee) – Rankin Inlet, NU – November 4, 2015
The only shortfall of this job is location. Nunavut comunities are isloated, remote and cold. Other than that, this job was very rewarding and provided lots of positive experiences. the work environment is great, salary is very comptitve and there are opportunities to learn and grow.
Child and Family Service Worker (Former Employee) – Nunavut – April 17, 2015
Amazing learning experience and a real opportunity to build your skills. I had a great time and learned lots. I would highly recommend this job to anyone wanting an adventure and to test their social work skills and develop more.
Consultant Trainer, Deficit Recovery Program (Former Employee) – Cape Dorset, NU – June 20, 2013
Travelling to various communities for a week or two was exciting. The work requirements were the same in each location but all communities have something different to offer. Review of financial records, prepare audit working papers prior to the auditor's arriving was huge undertaking in the 8 communities I went to. I enjoyed the work, people and places
learn to adapt daily to different moods of institutions
Acting Correctional Supervisor (Current Employee) – Iqaluit, NU – August 20, 2014
A typical day at work involves assessing the mood of the institution and being prepared to respond in an effiective manner as each day comes with unique situations. I hold three separate job titles at my current place of employment and have learned how to communicate with staff, management, and upset offenders in the least disruptive alternative possible.
I have learnt how to assess remanded offenders entering the institution to ensure they are not at risk of comitting suicide or harming themselves via the "ORAMS" interview. I have learnt how to build a proper rapport with offenders in order for them to entrust me with key information on whats happening throughout the institution and to follow orders when given.
The hardest part of my job is the intense stress level from day to day. Being prepared for when volatile situations can and will take place.
An opportunity to build something from the ground up
Human Resource Advisor & Consultant (Current Employee) – Iqaluit, NU – September 14, 2013
A wonderful opportunity to work in an environment like nothing else. A chance to make changes that have a direct and wide-spread impact. A new government with many opportunities for input.
The work is challenging and different everyday. Working directly with the Executive Management branch of the government has been a wonderful opportunity to provide advice and guidance to the leader of the Public Service and other Deputy Heads within the government. It has been a very rewarding career opportunity and I have loved every minute of it.
The corporate environment is supportive, open and welcoming and the team spirit is very strong.
The biggest challenge of the position does not come from the leadership but from the non-management employees who have been there the longest and do not welcome change. Performance Management with these people has been very difficult but with the implementation of mandatory guidelines and support from the Deputy Head there has been success.
ability to work directly with the deputy heads of the government, small office, no commute, good salary, remote living allowance, terrific medical and dental benefits, generous vacation allowance
extreme cold living environment, long winters, difficulty of travel to other locations