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Closing date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: Norman Wells

Department: NTHSSA SA - Food Services

Job Code: 16327

Salary: $62,322 - $72,540

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territorial Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) works under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services and the Health and Social Services regions, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the Northwest Territories through planning, development, deliver, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery. 

NTHSSA 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. NTHSSA 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.

Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.

Job Information

The position is located in the Sahtu Dene Necha Ko Long Term Care Sahtu Got'ine Facility in Norman Wells. 
The position reports directly to the Regional Manager, Operations. The position will also oversee the day to day supervision of one to two Cook Assistant(s) whom are on duty. The incumbent works as part of the Dietary team to provide meal service to residents of an 18 bed long term care facility and 2 Transitional Care Beds, as well as special requests from within the NTHSSA.  Failure to perform duties completely safely and promptly would directly affect the service delivery of the Authority and may impact the well-being and comfort of the residents of the Sahtu Dene Necha Ko Long Term Care Facility.

• Thorough knowledge of food, food preparation and equipment, safe food handling, and proper storage methods
• Thorough knowledge and skills related to nutrition, cooking, serving methods, and portion control.
• Reliable and able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
• Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Must  have  the  ability  to  formulate  and  communicate  procedures,  meal  plans,  and schedules.
• Customer service focused.
• The ability to speak North Slavey would be an asset.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Completion of Red Seal Trades certificate as a Cook; equivalences will be considered.

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within the Sahtu Region.

More Information

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

Trade Requirements

A mandatory requirement for this position is an Interprovincial Red Seal as a Cook.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $31.16 per hour (approximately $60,762.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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 16327   Closing Date: January 18, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
#2 McKenzie Drive
Box 360 
Ph. (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

Part-time position

This Job opening is for a Part-time position 21 hours of work per week.