Amended - Speech Language Pathologist

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20916
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
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

Reporting directly to the Supervisor, Speech Language Pathology at Stanton Territorial Hospital, you will be one (1) of seven (7) Speech Language Pathologists who independently manages their own caseload and provides diagnostic, treatment, preventative or educational counseling and referral services to in and out-patients ranging from preschool to seniors.

The Speech Language Pathology Department has approximately 5,000 encounters a year (approximately 6 encounters per Therapist per day), receiving referrals from a variety of health professionals as well as directly from schools with parental consent. As the Speech Language Pathologist, you will perform clinical and standardized assessments and may provide ongoing intervention, as well as monitor the delivery of treatment. You will provide educational resources (I.e. programs, material, workshops) to the Western Arctic and Nunavut in school and healthcare settings.

Rather than specializing in one area, you as the Speech Language Pathologist at Stanton Territorial Hospital will work as a generalist. This includes patients of all ages who have speech, language, voice, pragmatic, and/or fluency delays or disorders which may be secondary to loss of hearing, congenital or developmental delays, physical illness or the aging process. Types of care delivered may include but not be limited to; improving articulation and/or language skills, increasing fluency, supporting patients using augmentative communication.

Typically, the qualifications for this position can be attained by:

  • The successful completion of a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology.

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

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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 Speech and Audiology Canada is mandatory for this position, as well as successful completion of the certification exam and all other certification requirements within six (6) months of hire. 

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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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

This position interacts with vulnerable members of the public.  The successful candidate will be required to comply with the GNWT?s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which can be found here:

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20916     

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $48.40 per hour to $57.81 per hour (approximately $94,380 - $112,729) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.