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Casual - Personal Support Worker (Acute & Long Term Care)

Job Summary

Location: Across the NWT
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 18430
Salary: $64,740 - $77,318
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Information

The PSW is a member of a multidisciplinary team who provides direct personalized care to residents who have care needs that are stable. The PSW acts as a client advocate and facilitates communication between the client, family, and other health care professionals. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the PSW is an integral member of a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching and relationship development that best meets the needs of clients. The PSW ensures client's safety and comfort, maintains personal hygiene, facilitates physical activity, and promotes the independence and mental well-being of the client in a respectful and compassionate manner.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Personal Support Worker certificate or equivalent from an educational institute as approved by NTHSSA OR equivalent relevant work experience.

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.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extenstion 14106

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Casual Employment

This job opening is for casual employment opportunities with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority.

Shift Work

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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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.

Immunization Status

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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 18430

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $33.20 per hour to $39.65 per hour plus Northern Allowance.


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