New Job Relief Personal Support Worker In Northwest Territories

Relief Personal Support Worker
Relief Personal Support Worker

Relief Personal Support Worker

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $66,000–$79,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Paulatuk, 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 across the territory and a staff of more than 1,000, serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot region.

Job Information


The incumbent works autonomously and collaboratively with the nurse in charge, Regional Home Care. The position is part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes community health centre nursing and health and social services staff in the community and region.

The aim of this position is to provide care in a home environment that honours and respects the diversity and culture of each individual, including but not limited to needs, desires, and challenges. The focus on promoting client independence and choice, providing support and assistance for functional challenges with activities of daily living (ADL) and ensuring personal participation in ongoing education and knowledge that accomplishes this aim.


  • O level knowledge equivalent to that acquired through the Personal Support Worker certification program offered at Aurora College? (*)
  • The current standard first aid certification and the CPR certification?
  • Computer knowledge: basic computer knowledge, e-mail and charting. ;)
  • Ability to operate basic medical equipment required to assess patients' health status/condition (ie: thermometer, stethoscope, blood pressure machine, glucose monitor, LTCT beds, etc.).
  • What are the universal precautions and how to use personal protective equipment (PPE)?
  • Knowledge of body mechanics;
  • Be able to assist residents with transfers and be knowledgeable on transfer belts, mechanical lifts and one or two-person assisted transfers. Requirements?
  • The knowledge of different concentrations of liquids and diets (ie: nectar-like liquid, honey-like liquid; mechanically soft diet, pure diet etc.) and the consequences of not receiving the appropriate liquid/diet textures. )
  • Working with minimal supervision and setting priorities as necessary. ;)
  • How do I understand the healthy aging process?
  • What is the best way to support someone with dementia?
  • Can provide assistance with complete personal hygiene, grooming and dressing. Request details
  • An ability to speak, read and write English (this includes the verbal and written instruction and the ability to interpret health information accurately).
  • How do I work flexible hours?
  • The incumbent must be aware of the importance of confidentiality, he said.
  • What is the importance of traditional healing and community cultural practices? What are some examples?
  • The ability to learn an indigenous language is an asset, he said.

Typically, the above qualifications would be achieved by:

The successful completion of a Personal Support Worker or equivalent certification program must have a minimum of 1 year of work experience with one day providing care in a long term and community support setting, and be able to complete the Personal Support worker course within 5 years. (see details)

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-8071 Ext 15644
Fax (867) 678-6620
[email protected]

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