Personal Support Worker LTC

Job Summary

Location: Norman Wells
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 23839
Salary: $66,690 - $79,658
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jun 13, 2023

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within the Sahtu 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

The incumbent’s position may be in a Long Term Care home and/or the Extended Care Unit (ECU). The Personal Support Worker is part of the care team of the long term care home, and extended care unit and takes direction from and reports to the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.

•    Level of Knowledge equivalent to that acquired through the Personal Support Worker certificate program offered at Aurora College
•    Current CPR and Standard First Aid certificate
•    Basic computer knowledge, i.e. computer charting and email
•    Ability to operate basic medical equipment required to assess residents’ health status/condition (i.e, thermometer, stethoscope, blood pressure machine, blood glucose (sugar) monitor, LTC beds, etc.)

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a Personal Support Worker or equivalent Certification Program; or if no certification, must have at least 1 year of work experience with a minimum of 1000 hours providing care in a long term care or home and community care setting and be able to complete the PSW course within 5 years of hire.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360 
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

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

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23839      Closing Date: June 13, 2023 - 23:59, Mountain Time.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $34.20 per hour (approximately $66,690.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.