Occupational Therapist

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Closing date: Nov 24, 2017

Location: Fort Smith

Department: NTHSSA - Primiary Care

Job Code: 14866

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

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

Occupational Therapy provides diagnostic, intervention, treatment, preventative, educational, counseling and referral services to. Clients of all ages whose function is impaired by illness, injury, emotional disorder, developmental delays, disorders, or social disadvantage. Occupational Therapy is provided to clients to improve, support their health and quality of life for them and their families. OT treatment programs may be short term (1-3 visits) or long term (1 year) depending on the complexity of the issues addressed in treatment The incumbent will work closely with other rehabilitation staff, other hospital departments, homecare, third party insurers (WCB), schools, physicians, families, and staff in health centers so as to provide a holistic service to referred clients.

Encounters include direct care as well as many phone calls from clients or care givers seeking information/direction.

The OT provides independent care (i.e. assessment, treatment, etc.) and monitors the delivery of treatment delegated to family or other health care providers, provides functional direction and monitors delivery of care delegated to the Occupational Therapy Aide and acts as an educational resource to clients, family members, other health care professionals and stakeholders in various locations in Fort Smith that include but are not limited to: the hospital, WCB, schools and the patient's workplace or home. The incumbent must have advanced knowledge in all areas of occupational therapy as opposed to a specialization in one area.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a degree in Occupational Therapy and one year of related experience.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) year term.


Current registration with your provincial governing body is mandatory for this position. 

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca .

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87,262 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,167.


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 # 14866         

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


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
E-mail:  jobsfortsmith@gov.nt.ca