Relief Personal Support Worker

Job Summary

Location: Norman Wells
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 24098
Wage: $34.20 - $40.85
Employment Type: On Demand, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Norman Wells, NT.

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

Personal support workers (PSW) provide personalized care for residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT) by promoting independence, providing assistance and support for functional challenges with activities of daily living (ADL) and ensuring that respect for cultural diversity and personal choice is maintained within the Long Term Care (LTC) home environment. Care needs are met by adhering to the NWT Long Term Care Standards, the "Vision," "Mission," "Values," and policies of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA), and the philosophy and principles of Supportive Pathways. The aim of this position is to create a home environment that honors and respects the diversity of everyone including but not limited to needs, desires, and challenges; to focus on promoting resident independence and choice, and to value ones individual participation in ongoing education and knowledge that accomplishes this aim.

•    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.);
•    Knowledge of universal precautions and how to use personal protective equipment (PPE);
•    Knowledge of body mechanics;

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

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 24098       Closing Date: Open until filled. 

Salary Information

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