Healthy Family Worker - 1 Year Term

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20649
Salary: $77,435 - $92,489
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Aug 3, 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

As a Healthy Family Worker, you are responsible to deliver three ‘streams’ of services, all of which are universally accessible to families with children 0-6 years. This includes conducting one-to-one visits with parents/caregivers, facilitate group programs and community workshops, and serve as “community connectors,” linking families with healthcare, cultural, and peer support resources. Additionally, you will engage in multi-disciplinary teams to support the integration of early childhood services and participate in on-going quality improvement activities to support the implementation of culturally safe, universal services. The Healthy Family Worker is also responsible for administrative duties, including regular program reporting and documentation and participation in regular knowledge sharing forums

Healthy Family Worker reports to the Supervisor, Healthy Family Program (Supervisor), and is an integral member of the community Child and Family Services team. Clientele include families, children under school age, other family members, community members and other health care providers.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: 
Diploma in Early Childhood Education or Social Work, and a minimum of one (1) year of experience working with families (0-6 years).

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

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

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.

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 #20649    

Closing Date: AUGUST 3, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $39.71 per hour to $47.43 per hour (approximately $77,435 - $92,489.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.