Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant - Occupational Therapy

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20436
Salary: $97,325 - $116,240
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

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

Based in Yellowknife, the Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant - Occupational Therapy provides child and family centred care for individuals, who have suspected or diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder, within all NWT communities by collaborating and consulting with regional and community teams. The incumbent will monitor the delivery of the individual's intervention plan and acts as a resource for best practice ASD interventions to families, rehabilitation teams and other service providers. 

This position initiates and fosters essential positive integrated working relationships within the NTHSSA, TCSA, HRHSSA, non-government organizations (NG0s), education districts, school personnel and other stakeholders to assess and deliver the type and level of support required to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective services. 

This position reports to the Manager, Rehabilitation Services at Stanton Territorial Hospital and collaborates with the regional rehabilitation teams in Fort Smith, Hay River, lnuvik, and at Stanton Territorial Hospital. Additionally, as diagnostic services are provided out of territory, the incumbent works closely with the Alberta Health Services diagnostic and follow up teams.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is most commonly obtained through a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy and a minimum of five years of work experience in a pediatric setting with individuals who have ASD. Preference will be given to candidates possessing advanced autism training. 
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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.


Eligible for current registration/certification with either a provincial Occupational Therapy college or be a practicing member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) is mandatory for this position. 

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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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20436         

Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.91 per hour to $59.61 per hour (approximately $97,325 - $116,240.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.