Clinical Mental Health Coordinator

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Closing date: Jul 22, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 15765

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority –Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Clinical Mental Health Coordinator.   Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). This is an exciting time to work at Stanton as the hospital is undergoing  major redevelopment with a new $350 million facility being built with operations scheduled to transition into the new facility in 2019, for more information on the redevelopment visit

STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

Job Information

Reporting to the Clinical Social Worker & Team Leader, Transitional Care Planning (TCPT) Team, this position will provide assessment, counseling, intervention, treatment and discharge planning to individuals presenting with mental health, addictions issues, including a particular focus on those presenting with mental health, addictions issues, including a particular focus on those presenting with psychiatric issues under the Mental Health Act to Stanton Territorial Hospital. Clients referred to the incumbent will present a wide range of emotional and mental health or related issues. The incumbent will be required to exercise a significant degree of professional independence in their work with these clients.

The position will be located at Stanton Territorial Hospital to ensure support to clients navigating the processes of the Mental Health Act legislation who are transitioning from inpatient psychiatric services to community-based services affiliated with the Mental Health Act legislation.

The Clinical Mental Health Coordinator supports the continuum of mental health programming associated with the Mental Health Act, including new initiatives such as assisted community treatment, case management, discharge planning, and improving the continuity of care for patients with mental disorders across the NWT. This territorial service will have strong linkages with NWT-wide community-based mental health programs, psychiatry and programs for immediate and ongoing treatment.

The incumbent, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams, will ensure the assessment of clients, provide interventions in consultation with teams, and ensure that comprehensive and person-centered discharge plans are in place for clients with psychiatric concerns. This position is part of a TCP team that will act as a liaison between hospital and community-based mental health and addictions agencies/services and provides support for system navigation through direct involvement in the discharge plan implementation. One key responsibility is to improve discharge outcomes through a variety of direct interventions and by acting as a contact for discharge information and options for individuals involved in the Mental Health Act.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Master's degree in Social Work, Nursing or another health related field with a minimum of 3 years of current working experience in mental health; or

A Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Nursing or another field with a minimum of 5 years of current working experience in mental health.

Ability to become registered with a professional regulatory body (as applicable). Previous experience with case management an asset.




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Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $42.75 per hour to $51.03 per hour (approximately $83,362 - $99,508) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450


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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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 ID #15765   

Closing Date: July 22, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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