Cook Assistant

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Closing date: Jan 16, 2019

Location: Norman Wells

Department: NTHSSA SA - Food Services

Job Code: 16440

Salary: $58,559 - $69,908

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

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

Job Information

The position reports directly to the Regional Manager, Operations but has a close working relationship and day to day work accountability to the cook 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 Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA). Failure to perform duties completely, safely, and promptly, would directly affect the service delivery of the NTHSSA, and may impact the well-being and comfort of the residents of the Norman Wells 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:
Two (2) year's for direct related experience in food preparation in a health care facility. Equivalencies will be considered.

Department Information

The Territorial Health and Social Services Authority (THSSA) 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. 

THSSA 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. THSSA 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.

More Information

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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #16440     Closing Date: January 16, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

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.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

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


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

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $30.03 per hour (approximately $58,558.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Shift Work

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