Are you an occupational therapist looking for new practice opportunities and an expanded scope of practice? Are you looking for a truly rewarding job that offers one of the best compensation packages in Canada and an excellent work / life balance? Are you interested in working in a place just minutes away from gorgeous wilderness and outdoor adventures? Then a job as an Occupational Therapist in the Northwest Territories may be the perfect fit for you!
Why the Northwest Territories?
Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in these communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. With summer just around the corner, northerners are eagerly anticipating all the wonders a Northwest Territories summer has to offer, such as the glorious midnight sun and outdoor adventures including hiking, canoeing, camping, fishing, and exploring the hundreds of easily accessible lakes and rivers.
About the Work
Occupational Therapists in the Northwest Territories independently manage their own caseload and provide diagnostic, intervention, treatment, preventative, educational, counseling and referral services for patients whose health and function is affected by developmental, cognitive, physical, and mental health challenges. Services are provided on an in-patient, out-patient, community, and school basis. Occupational Therapists work in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Rules of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and work to help ensure patients realize and maintain maximum functioning and independence.
Positions are currently available in Hay River and Yellowknife.
Typically these positions require a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Applicants must also be registered with either a provincial Occupational Therapy college or be a practicing member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
What are the Benefits?
In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700 for Yellowknife, $4,593 for Hay River), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support.
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Interested in knowing a little more about practicing in the Northwest Territories? Please feel free to send us an email, or visit www.PracticeNWT.ca and https://www.facebook.com/practicenorth for more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories.
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority is responsible for the design and delivery of health and social services to ensure that the residents in the Northwest Territories have the best health, best care, for a better future.