Amended - Regional Occupational Therapist

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20945
Salary: $94,380 - $112,730
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

This position is located in the Inuvik Regional Hospital, which is a 51 bed, accredited facility serving the town of Inuvik and 12 outlying communities serviced by the NTHSSA. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy communities and well-being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

Reporting directly to the Rehabilitation Supervisor/Physiotherapist, the incumbent independently provides assessment, diagnostic, rehabilitative and preventative services to inpatients and outpatients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. The Rehabilitation Services Department consists of the Regional Manager, Allied Health Services, the Rehabilitation Supervisor/Physiotherapist, 2 Physiotherapists, 3 Occupational Therapists, 3 Speech Language Pathologists, an Audiologist, 2 Rehabilitation Assistants, 2 Program Assistants and a Child Development Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current OT accepted standards of practice with a broad base of OT experiences.
  • Must be sensitive to the cultural, social and regional conditions in order to develop effective programs.
  • Must be able to travel to outlying communities via ice road and small aircraft. A valid NWT Driver's license would be considered an asset.
  • The ability to educate clients, their families (where applicable) and other health care professionals on appropriate self-management techniques.
  • Knowledge of and the ability  to  network  resources  within  and  outside  the  NTHSSA  (i.e. Social Services, WSCC, Community Health Nurses, Home Care, etc.) In order to ensure support for clients and their families (i.e. discharge planning).
  • Computer skills adequate for administration and report writing tasks.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is typically acquired through a university degree in Occupational Therapy at a Bachelor's or Master's level. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 2 years work experience. Must be eligible for membership with the CAOT, be professionally licensed in any Canadian province as an active member.

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 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

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 # 20945

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $48.40 per hour (approximately $94,380. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,234.