Term Position 
This job opening is for a two-year term position.

Job Information 
The NTHSSA (Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority) is the single provider of all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Tlicho regions, covering 1.2 million square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services, protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and development activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff. 

This position is located in the Inuvik Regional Hospital, which is a 51 bed, accredited facility serving the town of Inuvik and 12 outlying communities serviced by the 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 healthy communities and well-being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity. 

The Beaufort-Delta Region Child Development Team (BDR-CDT) provides services to eligible children in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Patients of the BDR-CDT are referred by physicians, community health nurses, schools, community agencies or other health care professionals. The BDR-CDT works with children from birth to 16 years of age who have been affected by physical illness or injury, congenital or development delays, mental illness and/or psychosocial challenges. The BDR-CDT works in partnership with communities in the Beaufort-Delta and Sahtu Regions of the NWT with a community care focus to improve the quality of life of children with special needs.

Reporting directly to the Rehabilitation Supervisor, the incumbent leads the child development team in the implementation of service and case management, incorporating best practice, consultative feedback from stakeholders, and service navigation throughout the Northwest Territories.

The BDR-CDT Coordinator is a subject matter expert with a broad knowledge base in the following areas:

  1. Child Development
  2. Common Developmental Disabilities including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome
  3. GNWT Childhood and Disability Initiatives with Disabilities
  4. Supports and Services for individuals with Disabilities
  5. Integrated service delivery models

This position works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group including, BDR-CDT members (Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Audiologist), Pediatricians, FASD Coordinator, Social Work, Regional Rehabilitation teams, in addition to early childhood/education professionals, and other community service providers to ensure the provision of a holistic service to children.

This position may provide representation on intergovernmental and interagency committees as required.

The BDR-CDT Coordinator's responsibilities have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families and on the cost of the services provided ie. medical travel costs and hospital operating costs.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is typically acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a rehabilitation discipline and 3-years clinical experience in Pediatric Rehabilitation. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

The Child Development Coordinator must be a registered member of the Canadian national body or hold a provincial license for their respective profession.

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Immunization Status 
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information 
Salary for this position is currently Under Review.

Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check 
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. 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 #: 15680
Closing Date: July 6, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Inquiries Only:
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1869, 105 Veteran's Way
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

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