New Job Program Assistant In Northwest Territories

Program Assistant
Program Assistant

Program Assistant

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $64,000–$76,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Inuvik, 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

This position is located at the Inuvik Regional Hospital, which is a 51 bed, accredited facility serving the Town of Inuvik and 12 outlying communities serviced by NTHSSA. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance health communities and well-being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

Reporting directly to the Rehabilitation Supervisor/Physiotherapist, the incumbent provides clerical and administrative support for the Rehabilitation department, with a focus in child development services. The Rehabilitation team consists of the Regional Manager, Allied Health Services, the Rehabilitation Supervisor/Physiotherapist, 2 Physiotherapists, 3 Occupational Therapists, 3 Speech Language Pathologists, An Audiologist, 3 Rehabilitation Assistants, 1 Program Assistant and a Child Development Team Coordinator. The responsibilities of the Program Assistant directly impact the quality of service delivered to clients and their families and the positive public image of the Rehabilitation team.


  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be self-directed
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written
  • Computer literacy, knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs
  • Ability to use computer resources such as MediPatient and Peoplesoft
  • Knowledge and demonstration of patient confidentiality policies
  • Knowledge of sensitivity to geographical and cultural needs of the clients
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of general office procedures and familiarity with electronic office equipment

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Diploma in medical office management and 2 years' experience in a medical or health care setting.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.