Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority, Yellowknife, NT

Speech-Language Pathology


The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority is looking for a Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant: Speech Language Pathology (‘ASD Consultant SLP’) to join the team located at Stanton Territorial Hospital.



Department Information: 

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

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Manager of Rehabilitation Services at the new Stanton Territorial Hospital, the ASD Consultant SLP works closely with teams in Fort Smith, Hay River, Inuvik and Stanton Territorial Hospital to support school staff, community members and clients on the ASD spectrum.

With a population of 20,000 people, the welcoming community of Yellowknife is both the capital and the only city in the Northwest Territories. While having the amenities found in larger Canadian cities, Yellowknife is located within driving distance to lots of outdoor activities all year around, including beautiful hiking views with popular attractions such as the Northern Lights and winter ice roads.

We are offering an opportunity to have an incredibly positive impact in the lives of our northern children and youth as a Speech Language Pathologist working specifically with individuals affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The successful applicant will be an important member of a supportive team that works collaboratively on client goals and care plans. 

This role provides the opportunity to travel as part of a team to a variety of northern communities that many Canadians will never have the chance to experience.  In these communities you will work closely with school staff and community members to support clients on the ASD spectrum. 

STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

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Transfer Assignments:

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Job Information:

Under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, the NTHSSA is established to move toward one integrated delivery system as part of the government’s transformation strategy.

There are four regional rehabilitation teams located in Fort Smith, Hay River, Inuvik and at Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) in Yellowknife. Rehabilitation services consist of audiology, occupational therapy (OT), physiotherapy (PT) and speech language pathology (SLP). All teams provide PT, OT and SLP services; the Stanton and Inuvik teams provide audiology services. Each regional team is responsible for delivering services within the community they are located as well as other smaller communities in their catchment areas. The provision of regional services is achieved using various methods of delivery including community travel clinics, Telehealth, telephone, etc. Child Development Teams (CDT) are located within the Stanton and Inuvik rehabilitation teams. Additionally, a territorial FASD Family and Community Support program is embedded in the Stanton CDT.

This position is based out of Yellowknife, a welcoming community of approximately 20,000 situated on the shores of Great Slave Lake.  The community has many of the amenities you would expect to find in a larger city without the hassles that come with bigger city centers like traffic and pollution.

While based in Yellowknife, the ASD Consultant SLP will have the opportunity to travel to communities across the Northwest Territories to support, monitor and deliver individuals’ interventions plans to support families, rehabilitation teams and other service providers in best practice in the best interest of clients with suspected or diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The incumbent will monitor the delivery of the individual’s intervention plan and acts as a resource for best practice ASD interventions to families, rehabilitation teams and other service providers. This position initiates and fosters essential positive integrated working relationships within the NTHSSA, TCSA, HRHSSA, non-government organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders to assess and deliver the type and level of support required to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective services.

This position reports to the Manager, Rehabilitation Services at STH and collaborates with ASD Consultant: OT, the regional rehabilitation teams in Fort Smith, Hay River, Inuvik, and at STH. Additionally, as diagnostic services are provided out of territory, the incumbent works closely with the Alberta Health Services diagnostic and follow up teams.

The ASD Consultant: SLP has the opportunity to develop relationships with the clients of the Rehabilitation Services unit, and is expected to remain calm, controlled and professional, regardless of the situation and demonstrate compassionate care to the client, family and other members of the health care team.

The incumbent is required to be motivated and innovative in the area of continuing education and practice to encourage the professional growth of self and others.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and a minimum of five (5) years of work experience in a pediatric setting with individuals who have ASD. Preference will be given to candidates possessing advanced autism training. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.



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:

The salary range for this position is from $48.69 per hour to $58.15 per hour (approximately $94,945 to $113,392.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3700.




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 ID#: 17785


Closing Date: November 25, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time



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Management and Recruitment Services

Department of Finance

Government of the Northwest Territories

Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor 

P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9

Fax: (867) 873-0445