Adult Services Social Worker

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Closing date: Mar 23, 2018

Location: Inuvik

Department: NTHSSA BD Social Services

Job Code: 15166

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

About the Job

Job Information


The NTHSSA is the single provider of all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Tlicho regions. Covering 1.2 square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services, protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff.

Under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, the NTHSSA is established to move forward one integrated delivery system as part of the government’s transformation strategy.

Located in Inuvik, the Adult Services Social Worker reports directly to the Regional Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Services.  This position is responsible for management of the Adult Services Program for a client base from any of the eight (8) communities in the Beaufort Delta Region:  Inuvik, Fort McPherson, Tsiigehtchic, Aklavik, Tuktoyaktuk, Sachs Harbour, Paulatuk and Ulukhaktok.  The population of the Beaufort Delta Region as a whole is approximately 7500.

This position provides case management to adults with brain injury and/or developmental disabilities, and chronic mental health and addictions issues.  This position is responsible for: intake, assessment and referral to southern placements; case management of out of territory clients; the provision of outreach services to a caseload of additional clients residing in supportive living environments outside of the BDR Region, but within the NWT requiring information, support, referral to other community resources along with related joint-case planning with other agencies.

The ASSW plays a key liaison role with non-government organizations providing programs/services which impact cases.  This position also participates at key joint stakeholder meetings, such as the Out-of- Territory Placement Committee Meetings as requested.

The incumbent works with on various regional and territorial committees to ensure that Adult Service Programs are delivered in an integrated Primary Health Care approach resulting in the most appropriate care delivered in the most appropriate setting with proper assessment, care planning, cultural sensitivity, and implementation of care and evaluation of outcomes.


  • Must be sensitive to the geographical and cultural needs of the people and understand how community and cultural needs impact the delivery of health and social services;
  • Must have knowledge of aboriginal history and be familiar with diverse cultures in the region
  • Must be knowledgeable with theoretical approaches for addressing mental health and addictions issues, group and family dynamics, counseling theories, tools for assessing clients with psychiatric disabilities, development disabilities or brain injury, mental health diagnosis;
  • Must have skills in community development, program planning, development and evaluation of programs, and policies and structures pertaining to health and social programs;
  • Ability to conduct presentations and facilitation to groups;
  • Must have conflict resolutions skills, group therapy skills, facilitation, negotiation and mediation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Ability to interact effectively and individuals who are cognitively impaired;
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals with chronic mental illness;
  • Ability to provide brief counseling and support in area of bereavement.
  • Computer literacy;
  • Must have excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member;
  • Knowledge and experience working with families and children.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or psychiatric nursing with 2 years of related experience;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related social science discipline with 3 years of related experience;
  • Diploma in Social Work with 4 years of related experience;
  • Equivalences will be considered on a case by case basis.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $42.75 per hour (approximately $83,362.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. 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 # 15166     

Closing Date: March 23, 2018 -  23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620