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Supervisor, Occupational Therapy (Amended close date)

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20079
Salary: $101,829 - $121,622
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: May 24, 2021

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.

Job Information

The Supervisor, Occupational Therapy provides day to day clinical supervision to a combined staffing complement of 12 consisting of Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants and a Recreation Therapist. 

As a mentor, educator, researcher and consultant in OT practice, the incumbent helps guide OTs from task orientation to more empowered analytical thinking in their day to day assessment and treatment approaches. These provisions have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided. 

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.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
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.

Within Stanton Territorial Hospital, Occupational Therapists must maintain active membership with an accredited Occupational Therapy provincial college or a practicing member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Immunization Status

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


The incumbent in this position will be required to travel for approximately 10 days per year and will be required travel by small plane to remote settlements.

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 # 20079       

Closing Date: May 10, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $52.22 per hour to $62.37 per hour (approximately $101,829 - $121,621.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.