The Government of the Northwest Territories is focused on responding to the Public Health Emergency related to COVID 19. As a result, recruitment activities will be focused on ensuring that critical positions are staffed including, but not limited to positions in the health care sector and other essential areas. Please note, as a result of this change, you may experience slight delays in service. We thank you for your patience.

Caretaker - Housekeeper

Job Summary

Location: Paulatuk
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 18612
Salary: $49,920 - $59,631
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jul 10, 2020

Job Information

This position is located in the Paulatuk Health Centre, and is responsible for keeping the Health Centre and transportation vehicle clean and well maintained. By doing so, the organization functions in an environment that is user friendly and the rate of disease transmission is decreased. This position also supports the nurses, Community Health Centre staff, and the visitors in their efforts to achieve community wellness.
• Understands the principles of cleaning and cleaning supplies (i.e. floor care what cleaning products used for what job).
• Responsible, mature person showing initiative, integrity, and the ability to plan and organize work (in order to work under minimal supervision)
• Easy going manner in order to take instructions from NIC, Dental Therapist, nurses, and CHR.
• Valid NWT Class 5 Driver's license an asset
• Basic English (able to read and write).
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by.
Previous janitorial/housekeeping experience in an institutional setting

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:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360 
Tel (867) 587-7150

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

Limited Competition

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

More Information

Shift Work

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

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.


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

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $25.60 per hour (approximately $49,920.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Immunization Status

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

Driver's License Requirement

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

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.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #18612     Closing Date: July 17, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time