Speech Language Pathologist

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 23213
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
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

Located within the Fort Smith and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Allied Health Services, the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) independently provides diagnostic, treatment, preventative, counseling, educational and referral services to In and out-patients ranging from newborns to geriatric in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Rules of the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) and the philosophy and objective of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) to overcome and prevent communication problems/disorders in language, speech, voice and fluency. 

The Speech Language Pathologist will see patients/clients daily in a suitable setting from referrals by physicians, public health nurses, daycares, parents, social workers, etc. or those who may request treatment directly. The SLP will design and implement programs, research, educational material and design and deliver workshops on topics related to speech language. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is typically acquired through the successful completion of a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology. 


Within the Fort Smith Region Speech Language Pathologists must be a certified member of the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) . 


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

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 an 18 month 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 criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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 # 23213      

Closing Date:  Open till filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.12 per hour to $58.68 per hour (approximately $95,784 - $114,426.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of 7,374.