Resident Care Aide

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Closing date: May 31, 2017

Location: Tlicho Community Services Agen

Department: TCHSSA Jimmy Erasmus Sen Home

Job Code: 14355

Salary: $60,762 - $72,540

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Behchoko NT.

Department Information

The Tlicho Community Services Agency is a unique organization
responsible for the delivery of education, health and social services
within the Tlicho region. The Tlicho Community Services Agency's vision 'Strong Like Two People' is a metaphor for the desire by community leadership to build an organization, and create programs and services that recognize the strength and importance of two cultures.


Job Information

The Long Term Care Facility in Behchoko is a territorial facility serving the residential needs of 18 seniors admitted through the Territorial Admissions Committee. Located within the Long Term Care Facility and reporting directly to the Clinical Care Coordinator, The Resident Care Aide (RCA) provides 24-hour culturally sensitive care to residents of the 18 bed facility.

Residents within the Long Term Care Facility are usually long-term convalescent, geriatric or respite patients. These residents live within the unit (home environment) and are experiencing a chronic illness or disability that has resulted in physical frailty and/or cognitive impairment and require 24-hour care.

The RCA is a member of the resident care team who provides direct personalized care to residents who have common well-defined nursing diagnoses. The RCA will act as a resident's advocate and facilitates communication between the patient, family, the clinical care coordinator, the facility coordinator, and other health care professionals. This will result in a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching, and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the residents.

The RCA provides individualized care to residents in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the TCSA and assist the Clinical Care Coordinator with the day-to-day administration and clerical functioning of the Facility

The incumbent will have knowledge of and an ability to apply basic first aid and CPR and be able to provide basic home nursing support with knowledge of traditional healing methods and community and cultural norms.

The incumbent must be a Certified Personal Support Worker , Long Term Care Aide  or have adequate experience working in a Long Term Care setting; Achieved by graduating from a Certified Nursing Assistant or Long Term Care Aide Program, from a recognized educational institution. 

Having knowledge and skills in personal care, communication, and the effects of the aging process while working as a team member can be gained with two (2) years' experience in a long term care setting.


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Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.



Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


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.



Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Tlicho Client Service Centre
GNWT Human Resources
Nishi Khon Building, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 419
X0E 0Y0
Ph. (867) 392-6863
Fax (867) 392-6861

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14355        

Closing Date: May 31, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $31.16 per hour to $37.20 per hour (approximately $60,762 - $72,540.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,158.