Expression of Interest - Intern - Health Promotion Officer

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: H&SS- Community Health Program

Job Code: 16412

Salary: $69,342 - $80,691

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Limited Competition

Intern placements are available to Northern graduates.  A northern graduate is an individual who has graduated with a diploma or degree from a designated post-secondary institution within a 24 month period prior to applying to the Internship Program or will complete all academic requirements for his/her program within 6 months of applying to the Internship Program. Applications to any intern job posting will only be accepted if you are registered to the Internship Program. For more information on the updated Internship Program including eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit 

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to Manager of Health and Wellness, with supervisory support from the Manager of Social Marketing, the Intern, Health Promotion Officer (Intern) will be engaged in all aspects of the health promotion work occurring within the Indigenous Health and Community Wellness Division. The Intern will contribute to the development of high-quality community-focused health promotion campaigns and initiatives. The Intern will participate in the design and delivery of materials and programming through participation in GNWT planning committees and client needs assessments, including focus groups, surveys and one-on-one interviews.

The Intern, Health Promotion Officer is responsible for supporting the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion initiatives across the Northwest Territories. Working closely with subject experts in the areas of tobacco cessation, nutrition, injury prevention and social marketing, the Intern will assist with supporting healthy behaviour change in NWT communities.

The work of the health promotion team is highly collaborative, and will require the Intern to communicate with various stakeholders across the Northwest Territories and work closely with a number of the division's health promotion subject experts. The Intern will specifically be expected to engage substantially with young people across the territory, contributing towards the development of youth-friendly health promotion products and initiatives. Research, writing, data collection and information consolidation will all be included in the work.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The knowledge, skills and abilities for this position are usually attained through an undergraduate degree in Health Promotion, Community Development, Public Health, or Marketing.

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Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $34.67 per hour (approximately $67,607. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term positions.

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID16412         

Closing Date: January 17, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

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Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445