Director of Child, Family & Community Wellness

  • Hay River Health & Social Services Authority
  • Jul 09, 2021
Full time Director

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this position is one of 6 members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Other members are the Director of Finance, Director of Client Services, Manager of Quality and Risk, Human Resources Manager, and the Chief Executive Officer.

The overall purpose of this position is to ensure that clients of all social and community programs operated by the Hay River Health & Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) and its contracted agencies are served appropriately and in compliance with legislation. The Director is responsible for providing overall direction and management to social and community program departments of HRHSSA. This includes strategic oversight to ensure accountability to a number of contracted non-government organizations (NGOs) providing social programs and support to the community, including, but not limited to, overnight shelters, day shelters, family violence shelters, etc.

This position may be located at one of the Hay River Health & Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) locations. They include the Hay River Regional Health Center (HRRHC), the Gensen Building, Woodland Manor, Supportive Living Services and/or H.H. Williams Memorial Hospital (HHWMH). The HRHSSA is an accredited, integrated health authority that provides the following services:19 acute inpatient beds (14 Community Support Beds, 1 Family Suite (Palliative), 2 Secure Rooms, 2 Observation beds), Emergency and Ambulatory Care, including dialysis and endoscopy; Midwifery Care and Delivery; 25 Long Term Care beds; Supportive Living Campus, a Territorial campus providing 11 permanent residences; Diagnostic Services (Diagnostic Imaging, Ultrasound, Mammography); Laboratory; Medical and Specialty Clinics including Diabetes programming; Social Programs (Community Counselling, Healthy Families and Child and Family Services) Community Health and Home Care, Rehabilitation which include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology; and a full range of Support Services.

Programs and services are provided to Hay River, which has a population of approximately 3,800 plus six outlying communities with a catchment population in excess of 6,000. The HRHSSA has an operating budget of 33 million dollars and a staff of approximately 250 employees.

Located on the southern shores of Great Slave Lake, Hay River, Northwest Territories, offers a wide variety of winter and summer sporting and cultural activities, including camping, fishing, golf, skiing, curling, tennis, movie theatre, a swimming pool, as well as a public beach, a library with an active cultural program, and many more amenities. Hay River is an eleven-hour drive or a two hour flight from Edmonton, Alberta. We also invite you to check out the Hay River Web Site at

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are attained through a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and several years of work-related experience in various social program areas, including child protection, and at least 10 years management experience at a senior level.   Completion of a Master’s Degree in Social Work would be an asset. Must have or be eligible to be a Registered Social Worker in the Northwest Territories and obtain Statutory Appointment as a Child Protection Worker and Adoption Worker in the Northwest Territories.

A copy of the full Job Description can be found at under the ‘Employment’ tab. 

Salary for this position is $125,229 - $178,893 and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package and an annual Northern Allowance is provided in addition to the salary. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. A job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal record check with the RCMP.

Ref. #: 004-21            

Closing Date: May 7, 2021    or until suitable candidate found

 Please submit Resumes to:

Human Resources

Hay River Health & Social Services Authority

37911 Mackenzie Highway, Hay River, NT X0E 0R6

Phone (867) 874-8342,

Fax (867) 874-8345,


Hay River Health & Social Services website:

Job Category

Administrator, Director, Executive Director, Program Director, Social Worker


Hay River, NT