Regional Supervisor, Child and Family Services (6 Positions)

Job Summary

Location: Across the NWT
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 23596
Salary: $104,910 - $125,307
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

The Regional Supervisor, Child and Family Services (Supervisor) is located in Inuvik (2 positions), Norman Wells, Fort Smith and Yellowknife (2 positions) and reports to the Regional Manager, Child and Family Services (Manager). The Supervisor uses several documents and protocols that serves as a foundation for the Family and Community Social Worker's role (please see full job description for more details). 

The Regional Supervisor, Child and Family Services, supervises a team consisting of Family and Community Social Workers, based in Inuvik, Norman Wells, Fort Smith and Yellowknife. On a regular basis, this position is required to complete, or assist with the completion of any and all of the duties of the Family and Community Social Worker. This position acts for the Regional Manager, Child and Family Services as required and provides cover of responsibilities for other supervisors as necessary.

The Supervisor is required to practice from a perspective that is trauma- and violence-informed, anti-oppressive, strengths-based and family centered approach and the position requires that interaction with clients and families, community members, partners and colleagues is tactful, respectful and humble. The Supervisor is required to provide after-hours supervision to Family and Community Social Workers on a regular basis, and provides assistance and services to other Regions within the NTHSSA as well as the other Authorities from across the NWT.

Please see full job description for more details on the position's scope and responsibilities. 

Typically, the qualifications for this position are:

Bachelor’s degree in social work and three (3) years of related work experience, with at least one (1) year of direct supervisory experience, OR

A diploma in social work and five (5) years directly related work experience with at least two (2) years of direct supervisory experience.

Completion of a Master in Social Work would be an asset.

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 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 the GNWT Professional Licensing Registrar as a Social Worker 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.

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 # 23596

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.80 per hour to $64.26 per hour (approximately $104,910 - $125,307.) plus an annual Northern Allowance.