AMENDED- Territorial Opioid Case Manager

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Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 16521

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

The primary purpose of this position is to provide case management services for individuals with opioid use disorders across the Northwest Territories.  The Case Manager must be adept at case management, case planning, assessment, negotiation and mediation skills, as well as team management). The Case Manager is the primary contact for an individual with an opioid use disorder, develops knowledgeable, supportive relationships and is able to leverage external partnerships to translate plans into action.  Relationships are based on trust and developed through meetings, goal setting, evaluation and assessment. A primary goal is to support clients to remain in or return to their home communities whenever possible.  

The Case Manager works within the Mental Health and Addictions Services division, ensuring that clients of the Opioid Therapy Maintenance Program (OMTP) are appropriately assessed and supported to access the programs and services they need to maximize their independence and functioning, along with the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities that enhance quality of life. The case manager plays a lead role in providing outreach services to clients with opioid use disorders. The case manager will work within a recovery-oriented service delivery model.

This position provides case management services to NWT residents with an Opioid Used Disorder within the OMTP.  The position reports administratively to the Territorial Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Services and receives ongoing clinical supervision and guidance through matrix relationships established within the NTHSSA Clinical Integration team.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

1)  Master’s Level Degree in an Allied Health field (such as Mental Health and Addictions, Medical Social Work, Psychology, or Occupational Therapy) with two years’ experience in Addictions work or,

2) Bachelor Degree in an Allied Health field such as Mental Health and Addictions, Medical Social Work, Psychology, or Occupational Therapy) with 5 (five) years’ experience in Addictions work or,

3) Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner with minimum of 3 (three) years clinical practice experience that includes case management and experience providing services to adults with complex substance abuse disorders. 

Experience with opioid use disorders would be a considerable asset.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

Salary for this position is currently Under Review.


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 #   16521      

Closing Date: - February 15, 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