Manager, Services for Persons with Disabilities

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Health and Social Services
Job ID: 20413
Salary: $106,548 - $127,257
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jun 22, 2021

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS 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. HSS 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.

Job Information

As the Manager, Services for Persons with Disabilities, you will lead the development of territory-wide policies, program standards, parameters, and reporting requirements for rehabilitation and continuing care services that guide the Department of Health and Social Services to ensure ongoing effective delivery of services for persons with disabilities. Reporting to the Director of Seniors and Continuing Care, the Manager, Services for Persons with Disabilities is a leader in identifying opportunities for meaningful change which includes overseeing a team of specialists that conducts research, analyses and provides recommendations on issues related to the delivery of disabilities services in the Northwest Territories.

In order to be successful in this role, we require the completion of a Master's degree in a health discipline (i.e. rehabilitation therapy, occupational therapy) with three (3) years related work experience or a combination of education and experience equivalent with five (5) years of progressively more responsible experience in the field of Continuing Care Services/Health Services. This position must maintain a current license to practice in a Canadian jurisdiction.

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 vulnerable sector check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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 # 20413         

Closing Date: June 22, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $54.64 per hour to $65.26 per hour (approximately $106,548 - $127,257) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.