Relief Dietary Aide

Job Summary

Location: Fort Simpson
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 22730
Wage: $31.79 - $37.96
Employment Type: On Demand, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 6, 2022

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 incumbent works as part of the dietary team to provide meal service to residents of an 18 bed LTC facility as well as special requests from within the Health Authority. Failure to perform duties completely, safely and promptly would directly affect the service delivery of this function, and may impact the well-being and comfort of the residents. 


Thorough knowledge of food, food preparation and equipment, safe food handling, and proper storage methods.

Thorough knowledge and skills related to nutrition, cooking, serving methods, and portion control.
•    Reliable and able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
•    Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
•    Must  have  the  ability  to  formulate  and  communicate  procedures,  meal  plans,  and schedules.
•    Customer service focused.
•    The ability to speak South Slavey would be an asset.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: 
Completion of Red Seal Trades certificate or 2-4 years' experience working in an institutional food services environment. 

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Dehcho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
9602  100 STREET
BOX 240
Tel (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

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 # 22730

Closing Date:  OCTOBER 6, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $31.79 per hour to $37.96 per hour (approximately $65,169 - $77,818) plus a pro-rated annual Northern Allowance of $6.24 per hour.