Health and Wellness Coordinator

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Closing date: Apr 3, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ECE Health Wellness & Stu Supp

Job Code: 15258

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Job Information

Reporting to the Director of HWSS and located in Yellowknife, the Coordinator is responsible for student support services, including physical education, health, wellness and career development, as well as, managing, supporting, promoting and actively encouraging: student­ centered / family-centered, culture-based, process-orientated, research-based, interactive, experiential, competency-based, cognitively challenging, inclusive education in accordance with the NWT Education Act, the NWT Official Languages Act, the NWT Day Care Act, regulations, ECE Departmental philosophies, guidelines, Frameworks and Action Plans, Ministerial Directives, curricula, and inter-jurisdictional initiatives.

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) is currently undertaking a process of renewal both in the early childhood sector and Junior Kindergarten to grade twelve (JK-12) schools. Substantial changes to curriculum and assessment approaches may result from this work It is anticipated that this Coordinator position will require substantial inter­ disciplinary theme and project based work.  The Coordinator is expected to work collaboratively with the Early Childhood Development and Learning (ECDL), Teaching and Learning (TL), Education Operations and Development (EOD), and Culture and Heritage (CH) Divisions, and the Aboriginal Languages and Learning Secretariat (ALLS), in addition to other GNWT Departments, and colleagues and educators from across the NWT, Yukon, Nunavut, and other jurisdictions in Canada, often in a team­ based approach following current foundational frameworks and their corresponding action plans, and directives including:

•           Right from the Start: Early Childhood Development Framework;

•           Directions for Change: Education Renewal Framework;

•           The Inclusive Schooling (IS) Ministerial Directive;

•           A Shared Responsibility: NWT Aboriginal Languages Plan;

•           The Aboriginal Language and Culture-Based Education (ALCBE) Ministerial Directive;

•           Skills for Success: 10-Year Strategic Framework; and

•           Strong Cultures, Strong Territory: GNWT Culture & Heritage Strategic Framework.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Enrolment in, or completion of a Master's Degree in Education or related field, and (8) years of related work experience, including a minimum of five (5) years of successful JK-12 Northern classroom teaching experience. Preference will be given to a candidate who has physical education, career development, health, or wellness education experience within a Northern context. Proficiency of the incumbent in at least one NWT Aboriginal language or French would be an asset.

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

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Term Position

This job opening is for an twelve (12) month term.

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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15258

Closing Date: April 3, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


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.


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.



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


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.65 per hour to $64.05 per hour (approximately $104,618 - $124,898) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.