Day Program Coordinator

Job Summary

Location: Norman Wells
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20933
Salary: $69,479 - $82,992
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Sep 30, 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

The Day Program is based in the Sahtu Dene Necha Ke Long Term Care Facility. The Day Program Coordinator reports to the Regional Manager, Continuing Care Services. This position is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the social, recreational and lifestyle events for this program. The Day Program Coordinator has two direct reports - two activity coordinators. The program works for the participants and families, LTC residents, community members and families and other care providers. The purpose is to provide such services as social interaction, healthy living events, respite services, meal services, provide socialization to reduce isolation and to support families. Community volunteerism roles are encouraged.

This position reports directly to the Regional Manager, Continuing Care Services, and consults with the Health and Social Services Centre Nurse in Charge and the Nursing Clinical Care Co­ coordinator of LTC in Norman Wells.



• The  incumbent  must  have  a  solid  knowledge  of  recreation  therapy  and/or  be knowledgeable in current theory and practice of Day Program services.

• The incumbent must have experience working and communicating with older adults and/or have knowledge of geriatrics and the aging process.

• The incumbent must have experience working and communicating with persons with disability.

• The  incumbent  should  have  knowledge  of the  culture  and  traditions  of  northern peoples in the Sahtu region.

• The incumbent must have training or education in Recreation  Therapy, Rehabilitation, Kinesiology, and/or Gerontology.

• The incumbent must have well-developed organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills and must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and diplomacy.

• The incumbent must be able to work effectively in a cross-cultural situation.

• The incumbent must be computer literate.

• Ability to develop a network of resources within and outside the organization.


Typically the above gualifications would be attained by:
Completion of a Diploma in Recreational Health with 2 years of experience working in recreation, health or social care capacity or with persons' with disability/functional impairments with 6 months of supervisor experience.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360 
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

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.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License.

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 # 20933     Closing Date: September 29, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $36.16 per hour (approximately $70,512.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.