Engagement Specialist, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Health and Social Services
Job ID: 20917
Salary: $84,845 - $101,361
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Sep 27, 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 Engagement Specialist, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (Specialist) is responsible for design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of engagement and communication with the stakeholders to support the advancement of Health and Social Services and Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) strategic and priority actions for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (SPWD). The position plays a key role in ensuring the needs and priorities of NWT residents, community and Indigenous Government and other key stakeholders are reflected in programs and services offered for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities by the Government of the Northwest Territories.

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

A Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline such as public/media relations, journalism, or community development, plus three (3) years of progressive experience including a minimum of two (2) years working or engaging with Indigenous communities.

Advanced facilitation training, or additional certification in engagement of public participation methodologies such as IAP2 would be an asset.

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 two (2) 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.

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 # 20917         

Closing Date: September 27, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.16 per hour to $52.76 per hour (approximately $86,112 - $102,882) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.