Regional Supervisor, Child and Family Services

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Location: Inuvik

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 16535

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

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 is located in Inuvik and reporting to the Regional Manager, Child and Family Services. The Regional Supervisor is responsible for the direct supervision of seven (7) Community Social Workers and supervises program delivery to four communities in the Beaufort Delta Region:  Tsiigehtchic, Fort McPherson, Aklavik, and Tuktoyaktuk.  The programs and services that fall under the incumbent include: child and family services, foster care, adoption services, and adult/elder/disability services. The incumbent is expected to work collaboratively with another Supervisor of Child and Family Services in the Beaufort Delta Region, and may occasionally supervise program delivery in the rest of the Beaufort Delta communities:  Inuvik, Sachs Harbour, Paulatuk, and Ulukhaktok.  

•Child protection, legislation, policies, standards;procedures;supervision theory;labour relations;child development;family dynamics and communication;social work ethics, cross-cultural awareness;familiar with colonization and the residential school legacy in Canada and the impacts upon Aboriginal populations;individual and family treatment perspectivies;family assessmeent;family support approaches;child abuse/neglect;family violence;substance abuse;child resiliency;and available community resources that support children and families;negotiation and medication approaches;
•Clinical supervision skills;administrative supervision skills;leadership skills;forensic interviewing;effective verbal and written communications;conflict resolution;investigative recording;assessment of children and families;crisis intervention;risk assessment;motivational skills;advocacy;team building;case conference;computer skills;data collection and statistical reporting;analyze and assist in report writing and policy writing.
•Negotiating and mediating disputes between staff, or staff and clients;time management;multi-tasking, performance evaluation;information management;balancing staff workloads;monitoring and evaluation;establishing collaborative working relationships between staff and teams;set priorities and meet deadlines;balance conflicting work demands;balance the conflicting roles of social control agent and support person to the family;balance conflicting points of view;proven ability to supervise in a unionized environment;and ability to utilize positive approached in dealing with negative situations;coaching;helping;teaching;protecting the children's needs.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Master's Degree in Social Worker plus one year of recent experience (in last 5 years) of directly related work experience, with at least one year of direct supervisory experience.

Bachelor's degree in social work and two years of directly related work experience, with at least two years of direct supervisory experience.

A diploma in social work and five years directly related work experience with at least two years of direct supervisory experience.

Equivalencies will be considered.


Must have, or be eligible to obtain registration with the Northwest Territories Professional Social Worker's Act and be in good standing.

Must have, or be eligible to receive a Statutory Child Protection Appointment and an Adoption Appointment in order to perform child protection and adoption duties.

Ability to drive and must possess an NWT Class 5 driver's license.


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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 vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #16535    


Closing Date:  Wednesday, March 06, 2019 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


Eligible for current registration/certification with the Northwest Territories Professional Social Worker's act is mandatory for this position.

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Driver's License Requirement

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