Under the authority of the Prevention and Health Promotion Coordinator and as part of the regional tobacco team, the Tobacco Educator (TE) shall be responsible to find creative, community-based and Inuit-appropriate strategies to prevent and control smoking and promote a smoke-free lifestyle. The TE will be trained in all aspects of the job. More specifically, his/her main tasks and responsibilities include:
- Implementing community-based activities to help prevent smoking among children, youth, and adults (including ex-smokers), with a special focus on pregnant women and young mothers.
- Providing tobacco education in schools, youth centers, family houses, Elders’ homes, community gatherings, on local radio shows, on Facebook Live events, etc.
- Organizing local tobacco reduction campaigns in the community.
- Collaborating with the Regional Tobacco Team on regional campaigns.
- Counseling individual smokers who may want to stop smoking.
- Offering group counselling to smokers.
- Referring smokers to health professionals who can prescribe smoking cessation aids.
- Promoting efforts to reduce exposure to second-hand and third hand smoking
- Develops the core competencies needed for effective functioning as a TE (with support from the Regional Tobacco Team).
- Tobacco education: Be willing to receive training and share important resources with the population
- Being a positive role modeL
- Health education and reaching out to the various organizations and community members
- Cultural respect: Encourage traditional Inuit lifestyles and practices
- Collaborating with the Regional Tobacco Team and with potential partners, being proactive in your communities, and do some networking
- Any other tasks necessary and appropriate to achieve the objectives of the TE role.
- Being a non-smoker (ex-smoker or never smoked) will be an asset, or smokers willing to try to quit smoking;
- Excellent understanding of community;
- Excellent Initiative and ability to work independently;
- Oral and written communication skills in two of the three languages used in Nunavik (Inuktitut and English or French);
- Experience in intercultural and multidisciplinary settings will be an asset.
- Be part of a community of practice and participate in relevant trainings
Candidates who are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement shall receive priority.
- Permanent, full-time position (35 hours/week)
- Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS ($27.08/h to $47.98/h)
- Telework position or based in Nunavik
Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than September 27, 2023, at 5:00 pm, care of:
Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services
Kuujjuaq (Québec) J0M 1C0