Adult Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program Coordinator

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Closing date: Jan 23, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 16433

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

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. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

This position initiates and fosters essential positive integrated working relationships within the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA), Tlicho Community Services Authority (TCSA), Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA), non-government organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders to assess and deliver the type and level of support required to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective services.

There is no preexisting adult team to support persons with FASD at this time in the NWT. The role of the Coordinator will be to establish adult FASD diagnostic services that are responsive and sustainable. The Coordinator for this program would be hired initially to focus on planning the program and engaging support services. Following this preparation period, the Incumbent will begin implementation of the Adult FASD Assessment and Diagnostic Clinic under their continued leadership.

The Adult FASD Coordinator will require the services of Psychologists, General Physicians, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) and potentially other health professionals. The goal will be to increase the Territories' capacity to conduct comprehensive assessments for adults suspected of FASD and facilitate access to the appropriate supports, resources and services post diagnosis.

Once operational, the incumbent organizes and coordinates the diagnostic clinics, guiding the client through the diagnostic process and directs the delivery of the intervention plan based on client specific recommendations generated by the assessment process. The incumbent also acts as a resource for best practice FASD intervention to clients, family and other service providers in various locations throughout the NWT.

This incumbent's responsibilities have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and families.

The Adult Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Coordinator will be responsible for the development, implementation and operation of an assessment and diagnosis clinic for adults suspected of having FASD in the Northwest Territories. Clinic development and planning will include the acquisition of a Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Team (MDT), overseeing the training of the MDT, and developing process and procedures for the diagnostic clinic. Once operational, the coordinator will organize and oversee clinic operations including the coordination of referrals, assessments and post clinic follow-up services.

The Coordinator will be responsible for reviewing MDT recommendations and collaborating to match clients to appropriate services and supports and developing strategies into the client care plan. The Coordinator will provide expertise in Territorial case management, specializing in identification and engagement of available support systems and services within NWT communities and assisting individuals to access these services post diagnosis. The Coordinator will assist in the implementation of strategies and supports that best meet the needs of the individual, and will provide on-going education on FASD to individuals, caregivers, families, guardians, and communities throughout the NWT.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is most commonly obtained through a Master's Degree in an Allied Health field (such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Language Pathology or Social Work) or Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of five years' work experience in a related area that includes case management and experience providing services to adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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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 $44.75 per hour to $53.44 per hour (approximately $87,263 - $104,208) 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 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 # 16433

Closing Date: Jan 23, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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