Supervisor, Occupational Therapy (AMENDED)

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19302
Salary: $101,829 - $121,622
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Nov 27, 2020

Department Information

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) – Stanton Hospital is one of three health and social services authorities established by the Department of Health and Social Services in the Government of the Northwest Territories. 

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 Supervisor, Occupational Therapy provides day to day clinical supervision to a combined staff.  The staff consists of Occupational Therapists (OT), Rehabilitation Assistants, OT Aide and a Recreation Therapist.  The Supervisor, Occupational Therapy models and promotes clinical excellence by providing seasoned advice and recommendations to OTs and other healthcare professionals.

As a mentor, educator, researcher and consultant in OT practice, the incumbent helps guide OTs from task orientation to move empowered analytical thinking in their day to day assessment and treatment approaches.  A highly skilled and experienced clinician, the incumbent must have fundamental knowledge in all areas of occupational therapy related to their service as opposed to a specialization in one area.

The incumbent will have knowledge of current accepted standards and rehabilitation practice with a broad base of skills and clinical experience as well as the knowledge of applicable protocols, policies, regulations and legislations. 

This level of knowledge is typically acquired through the successful completion of a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy and five years of clinical OT practice.  Two years of experience as a supervisor in a health discipline would be considered an asset.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

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

More Information

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.



Must maintain active membership with an accredited Occupational Therapy provincial college or be a practicing member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist (CAOT). 

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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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #19302         

Closing Date:  27 November 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.62 per hour to $62.37 per hour (approximately $96,759 - $121,621.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3700.