Supervisor, Occupational Therapy (Yellowknife, NT)

  • PracticeNWT
  • Apr 13, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Are you an Occupational Therapist ready to take on a leadership role in your work? Do you want to inspire innovation and excellence in your field?  We are currently looking for a passionate and dedicated individual for Occupational Therapy Supervisor at the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  Adventure and opportunity are waiting for you - apply today!

Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city.

Home to the Capital City of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is a captivating mix of city life and untamed wilderness. Fully stocked with the essential businesses and surprising amount of services for a population of 22,000, Yellowknife also embraces its quirky northern roots with colourful houseboats, world famous fish shacks and houses springing up from the rocks. From the endless glow of the midnight sun in the summer, to the nightly aurora shows in the winter, Yellowknife is waiting to amaze you!

About the Work

The Supervisor, Occupational Therapy (OT) provides clinical supervision to a combined staff compliment of 12 consisting of Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants and a Recreation Therapist.  The OT Department has about 5,000 encounters a year with patients being referred by physicians, nurse practitioners, community nurses, and midwives, along with schools for school-based services.

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 occupational therapy practice, the incumbent helps guide OTs from task orientation to more empowered analytical thinking in their day to day assessment and treatment approaches.

A position is currently available in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Typically these positions require completion of a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and five (5) years of clinical OT practice.  Two (2) years of experience as a supervisor in a health discipline would be an asset.

What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700), 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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Want to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like being an Occupational Therapist in the Northwest Territories? Check out our profile on Stephanie Leblanc an Occupational Therapist located in Yellowknife:

Interested in knowing a little more about practicing in the Northwest Territories? Please feel free to send us an email, or visit and for more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories.

Job Category

Allied Profession, Manager


Yellowknife, NT