Home Support Worker

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Closing date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: Nahanni Butte

Department: NTHSSA DC Home Nursing

Job Code: 16419

Wage: $31.16 - $37.20/hour

Job: Part-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Nahanni Butte.

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North.



Job Information

Reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge, Regional Home Care Services, you will provide culturally sensitive respite and activities of daily living care to clients of the Homecare Program. You will be a member of a multidisciplinary team who provides direct personalized care to residents who have care needs that are well defined. You will act as a client advocate and facilitate communication between the client, family and other health care professionals. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, you will be an integral member of a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching and relationship development that best meets the needs of the clients.


Knowledge of and an ability to apply First Aid and CPR, the ability to speak, read and write English and the ability to speak and understand the local Aboriginal language are required. Typically the above qualifications would be attained through the completion of a Personal Support Worker Program or equivalent supplemented by 6 months of experience providing home support services.


More Information

Casual Employment

This job opening is for casual employment opportunities within GNWT departments, boards and agencies

Part-time position

This Job opening is for a Part-time position (20 hours of work per week)

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $31.16 per hour plus an annual Northern Allowance of $9.44 per hour.


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 # 16419        

Closing Date: January 18, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
E-mail:  jobsfortsmith@gov.nt.ca