Community Health Representative

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Closing date: May 25, 2018

Location: Fort Simpson

Department: NTHSSA DC Public Health Units

Job Code: 15575

Salary: $62,946 - $75,153

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within a 25 kilometre radius of Fort Simpson, NT.

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

Reporting to the Regional Health Promotion Coordinator (RHPC), the Community Health Representative (CHR) works with community members, health care providers, and other agencies to promote healthy living and well-being in the Dehcho communities. The CHR has a significant role in acting as a liaison between the communities and the NTHSSA. This practice ensures that individuals within their respective communities have access to knowledge and resources that promote health and healthy lifestyles and identify illness prevention information that may be specific for communities. Health Promotion Programs and Services include the delivery of public health and homecare programs designed to promote community health and wellness (i.e. including but not limited to Well-Child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, communicable disease surveillance, etc.).

Programs and Services may be provided within the Health Centre, Health Stations, community halls, schools or in a patients/clients home (i.e. elderly population). Programs and Services are intended to promote a healthy way of life, and reduce the incidence of disease. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The completion of the NWT Community Health Representative training program.


More Information

Term Position

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

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 $32.28 per hour (approximately $62,946 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,192.


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 # 15575        

Closing Date: May 25, 2018 - 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