Occupational Therapist

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Closing date: Mar 1, 2019

Location: Fort Smith

Department: NTHSSA FS Occupational Therap

Job Code: 16558

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

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.



Job Information

This position is in Fort Smith and is under the direction of the Regional Manager, Allied Health Services. Occupational Therapy provides diagnostic, intervention, treatment, preventative, educational, counselling and referral services to clients of all ages whose function is impaired by illness, injury, emotional disorder, developmental delays, disorders, or social disadvantage. Occupational Therapy is provided to clients to improve, support their health and quality of life for them and their families. OT treatment programs may be short term (1-3 visits) or long term (1 year) depending on the complexity of the issues addressed in treatment. The incumbent will work closely with other rehabilitation staff, other hospital departments, home care, third party insurers (WSCC), schools, physicians, families, and staff in health centers so as to provide a holistic service to referred clients.
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited University, successful passing of the written CAOT examination. Three years of experience in the practice is an asset, a minimum of one year experience will be considered.


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Eligible for membership wtih a provincial Occupational Therapy licensing body.  

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca .


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87,262. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,180.


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 # 16558        

Closing Date: March 2, 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