Child and Youth Mental Health Coordinator

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 23046
Salary: $100,269 - $119,750
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled


The closing date has been amended to open until filled. 

Labour Market Supplement - Recruitment and Retention - Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery Positions - Yellowknife

A recruitment and retention supplement will be offered to front line Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery positions within the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority.   The successful incumbent will receive a $5000 supplement upon hire and an additional $5000 supplement after completion of 12 months of continuous employment contingent on remaining employed in an eligible position for a further 12 months.   This is a taxable benefit and will be subject to applicable deductions.  

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

Child and Youth Telepsychiatry is a new program developed in partnership with the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids). You will lead the program, liaise between Sick Kids and NWT community health centres, educate NWT caregivers about the services available, and manage the day-to-day implementation of the service. You will report directly to the Territorial Manager, Mental Health and Community Wellness and are responsible for providing service coordination for the Child and Youth Telepsychiatry program as well as consultation, specialized clinical support and direct service to child and youth, and their families throughout the NWT. You may also provide in person support and consultation to the Psychiatry Unit, and Emergency Department of Stanton Territorial Hospital or virtual consultation support to all NWT community facilities and health centres. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: 
A Bachelor of Nursing Degree with three (3) years of child and youth mental health nursing experience (within the past 5 years). 

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

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 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 vulnerable sector 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.


Eligible for current registration/certification with RNANT/NU is mandatory for this position. 

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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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may 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 #23046        

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $51.42 per hour to $61.41 per hour (approximately $100,269 - $119,750.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.