New Job Relief Personal Care Attendant (2) In Northwest Territories

Relief Personal Care Attendant (2)
Relief Personal Care Attendant (2)

Relief Personal Care Attendant (2)

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

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

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


The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is the single provider of all the Northwest Territories (NWT) health and social services, with the exception of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority and the Tlicho Community Services Agency. These three regions cover 1.2 million square kilometres and serves approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and non-aboriginals. Health and social services include the full range of primary, secondary, and tertiary health services and social service, including family services, protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff.

White the Tlicho Community Services Agency (TCSA) will operate under a separate board and Hay River Health and Social Services Agency (HRHSSA) will in the interim, the NTHSSA will set clinical standards, procedures, guidelines, and monitoring for the entire Northwest Territories. Service Agreements will be established with these boards to identify performance requirements and adherence to clinical standards, procedures, guidelines, and policies established by the NTHSSA.

This position is located in the Inuvik Long Term Care unit and reports to the Supervisor of Long Term Care. The PWS LTC is part of the care team of the long term care home.


  • Level of Knowledge equivalent to that acquired through the Personal Support Worker certificate program offered at Aurora College.
  • Current CPR and Standard First Aid certificate;
  • Basic computer knowledge, ie computer charting and E-mail;
  • Ability to operate basic medical equipment required to assess residents' health status/condition (ie: thermometer, stethoscope, blood pressure machine, blood glucose (sugar) monitor, LTC beds, etc.);
  • Knowledge of universal precautions and how to use personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Knowledge of body mechanics;
  • Must be able to assist residents with transfers and be knowledgeable on the use of transfer belts, mechanical lifts, and one or two-person assisted transfers;
  • Knowledge of different consistencies of liquid and diets ( ie: nectar think liquid, honey thick liquid, mechanical soft diet, puree diet, etc.) and the consequences of a resident not receiving the appropriate liquid/diet textures;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and set priorities for care as necessary;
  • Knowledge of the healthy aging process;
  • Knowledge of dementia and how to support individuals living with dementia;
  • Ability to provide assistance with or complete personal hygiene, grooming and dressing;
  • An ability to speak, read and write English (this includes and ability to follow verbal and written instruction and interpret health information accurately);
  • Ability to work flexible hours, ie: evenings, nights, and/or weekends;
  • The incumbent must be aware of the importance of confidentiality;
  • Knowledge of the importance of traditional healing and community cultural practices;
  • The ability to speak the indigenous language of the community is an asset.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The successful completion of a Personal Support Worker or equivalent Certification Program; or if no certification, must have at least 1 year of work experience with a minimum of 1000 providing care in a long term care or home and community care setting and be able to complete the PSW course within 5 years of hire.

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.