Home Support Worker

Job Summary

Location: Délįne
Department: NTHSSA - Sahtu Region
Job ID: 17488
Salary: $63,161 - $75,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometers of Deline.

Department Information

The Northwest Territorial Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) 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. 

NTHSSA 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. NTHSSA 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.

Job Information

The NTHSSA administers all regional health and social services delivered to 4 community Health Centers and 1 Community Health Station in the Sahtu Region. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children an outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy communities' well-being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.
Clients of the Homecare Program are usually individuals who require on-going care but are not at the point where they require 24-hour complete care. These clients include but are not limited to long-term convalescent, geriatric, respite, surgical or medical patients who live within their home and require scheduled treatment, care and/or support. The clients' medical outcomes are somewhat predictable. Horne Care also includes health promotion, disease prevention.

The HSW is a member of the Primary Community Care team who provides direct personalized care to residents who have common well-defined nursing diagnoses. The HSW will act as a client's advocate and facilitates communication between the client, family, and community health nurse, Dietician/Nutritionist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists and other health care professionals. This will result in a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching, and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the residents.

The HSW will ensure the safety and comfort, maintain hygiene, facilitate physical activity and promote the independence and mental well-being of the client in a respectful and compassionate manner.

Within the Horne and Community care program in Deline, a Community Health Nurse within the Health Centre will dispense medications based on Doctor's orders. Once dispensed a HSW may deliver oral medications and ensure that the clients have ingested the medicine. When emergency situations arise which requires nursing assessment or treatment a HSW will contact the Community Health Nurse (CHN) or Nurse in Charge on call through the Community Health Centre who will provide the care and identify appropriate treatment

Typically. the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a Personal Support Worker Certificate, Long Term Care Aid Certificate or equivalent or 1year of related experience in a health care setting.

The incumbent must have a valid class five driver's license.

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
E-mail:  jobssahtu@gov.nt.ca

More Information

Driver's License Requirement

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

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $32.39 per hour (approximately $63,160.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. 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 # 17488     Closing Date: Open until filled.