Supervisor, Family and Community Programs

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Closing date: Nov 24, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 14865

Salary: $91,358 - $109,064

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Yellowknife Region (NTHSSA) is one of eight health and social services authorities established by the Department of Health and Social Services in the Government of the Northwest Territories. 

NTHSSA – Yellowknife Region delivers and administers Population Health, Primary Health Care and Social Services programs in the communities of Dettah, Fort Resolution, Lutselk’e, Ndilo and Yellowknife.

Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.

Job Information

The purpose of this program is to ensure the effective delivery of child protection services, voluntary services program, and community development initiatives by providing administrative and clinical supervision to front line Family and Community Social workers, and to provide quality assurance through monitoring, evaluation and the facilitation of training and support.

This position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Social Programs. The following legislation, policy documents and protocols serve as foundation for the Family and Community Social Worker's role: the Child and Family Services Act (2002); Adoption Act (2002); Child and Family Services Standards and Procedures Manual; NWT Child Abuse Protocol; and the Child and Family Services Adoption Manual.

A Supervisor, Family and Community Programs is responsible for supervising 4-5 Family and Community Social Workers, based in Yellowknife, Lutsel K’e and Fort Resolution, as well as a Family Preservation Worker, Entry Level Community and Family Social Worker and the Social Worker, Adoptions and Foster Care. On a regular basis, this position is required to complete, or assist with the completion of any and all of the duties listed in the job description for the Family and Community Social Worker. This position is able approve financial expenditures up to $6000.00 and provides cover of responsibilities for other supervisors as necessary.

The Supervisor, Family and Community Programs is required to provide after-hours supervision to Community and Family Social Workers on a regular basis, approximately 8 days per month.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Acquired through a Bachelor's degree in social work and four years of directly related work experience, with at least two years of direct Supervisory experience.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $46.85 per hour to $55.93 per hour (approximately $91,358.00 to $109,064.00 annually) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00 per annum.


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


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

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


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.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #14865

Closing Date: November 24, 2017- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445