Supervisor, Occupational Therapy  (Job ID#: 15348)
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority- Stanton Territorial Hospital
Yellowknife, NT


This position is located in the City of Yellowknife, situated on the Northern shore of Great Slave Lake; Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The population of Yellowknife is 20,000. This multi-cultural community is welcoming and the wilderness is your backyard. All the big city amenities are available without the big city issues. There are year round outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, golf, boating and canoeing, and a wide variety of individual and team sports. The City of Yellowknife and businesses maintain fantastic recreational facilities for residents, including a 240 metre indoor track, a pool, three skating rinks, an indoor soccer field and an abundance of walking trails. The city is also home to a vibrant arts and theatre community. After moving here, Yellowknife quickly becomes a place you call home. For more information about the community please visit

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA) is offering challenging work and work life balance. NTHSSA is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility in Yellowknife, and is a referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.  For more information please visit

This is an exciting time to work at Stanton as the hospital is undergoing major redevelopment with a new $350 million facility being built with operations scheduled to transition into the new facility in 2019, for more information on the redevelopment visit

The Supervisor, Occupational Therapy reports directly to the Manager, Rehabilitation Services and provides day to day clinical supervision to a combined staffing complement of 12 consisting of Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants, a Clinical Program Assistant and a Recreation Therapist. The budget for the OT Department is approximately $1.4 million and the incumbent has a signing authority of up to $5000 per transaction for equipment and supplies.

The Supervisor, Occupational Therapy models and promotes clinical excellence by providing seasoned advice and recommendations to OTs and other healthcare professionals.

As a mentor, educator, researcher and consultant in OT practice, the incumbent helps guide OTs from task orientation to more empowered analytical thinking in their day to day assessment and treatment approaches. These provisions have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided.

A highly skilled and experienced clinician, the incumbent must have fundamental knowledge in all areas of occupational therapy related to their service as opposed to a specialization in one area.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • The successful completion of a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy,
  • Five years of clinical OT practice.

All other equivalencies will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Occupational Therapists must maintain active membership with an accredited Occupational Therapy provincial college or a practicing member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

  • A comprehensive benefits package includes: Participation in the Federal Public Service Superannuation Plan
  • Mandatory Leave with Pay; 5 days off with pay that you are required to take over the course of the year
  • 16.5 days of annual vacation leave to start
  • Pay Increases, Health, Dental, Relocation expenses, Northern Living Allowance, Winter Bonus days, Special and Sick leave

Closing Date:
May 4, 2018                                                                          Apply online:

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