Community Wellness Worker Aklavik

Job Summary

Location: Aklavik
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 22096
Salary: $69,089 - $82,505
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: May 30, 2022

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within the Beaufort-Delta Region.

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


Located in Aklavik and reporting to the Supervisor of Community Wellness, the Community Wellness Worker is a part of a regional Community Counselling Program team provding services to communities in the Beaufort-Delta.  Community Wellness Worker is responsible for serving their community and the region by working with individuals and communities who express a desire to improve their overall mental health and well-being.

The Community Wellness Worker provides education and prevention initiatives to communities to achieve a better understanding of the issues surrounding cultural identity, mental health, addictions and family violence.  This involves working with various community groups and stakeholders, Aboriginal leaders and the generic public including a diverse population (elders, adults, adolescents, children and families).

The Community Wellness Worker is a member of the PCC Team and therefore plays an important role in ensuring that client needs are met through culturally relevant education, referral and aftercare and facilitating personal development in issues related to cultural identity, mental health, addictions and family violence.  The incumbent works collaboratively with other social and medical professionals as well as organizations and professionals outside of the health and social services system in the community and region, to meet the overall goals and objectives.


  • Ability to perform health promotion activities in the area of mental health, addictions and family violence and its impact on physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health.
  • The ability to facilitate individual and group learning using a client centered approach and popular education model.
  • Knowledge of physical, psychological and social effects of addictions, mental health/mental health disorders and family violence.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply current practices in the management of risk factors for addictions, mental health disorders and family violence.
  • Knowledge of treatment options for people of all ages with addictions, knowledge of referral routes and care coordination.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are typically attained by a Diploma in the Social Sciences together with one year of relevant experience in a scope of practice or experience solely restricted to addictions, mental health or family violence.  A supervised work experience is also required.  

Previous work experience in a remote northern location would be an asset.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

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 Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is committed to promoting, protecting and providing for the health and wellbeing of the people of the Northwest Territories.  In order to decrease the risk of workers contracting and/or spreading vaccine preventable communicable diseases in NTHSSA workplaces, unless specifically stated, the NTHSSA will require all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of January 11, 2022.  Candidates must provide proof that they have met the vaccination requirements or provide a valid medical or Human Rights exemption to complete the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #22096

Closing Date:  Monday, May 30, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $35.43 per hour (approximately $69,088.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.