Employment Opportunities

Title: Family and Community Resource Worker
Reports to: Supervisor of Family and Community Resource
Location: Bear River, NS

Overall Purpose

The role of the Family and Community Resource Program is to design and implement community based initiatives through creating partnerships, sharing knowledge/expertise and using the indigenous process to address issues which impact family and community wellness. All programs and services presented by the Family Community Resource Program are respectful of Mi’kmaq customs and traditions.

Duties:
-Provide support, information and guidance combining traditional and mainstream family prevention models that is audience specific
-Facilitate and conduct workshops, training programs for MFCS staff, interagency, youth, elder, women and men’s programs
-Plan, organize and direct prevention programs for group and community needs
-Maintain and strengthen relationships with community stakeholders, professional associations and informal social networks
-Assist in the development and implementation of curriculum and evaluation strategies for program delivery as it relates to family and community capacity building and well being
-Establish and maintain cooperative relationships and work with community groups, agencies and community members in developing public interest and awareness in Family and Community Healing Projects which include parenting and life skills
-Public education on issues related to healthy relationships and provide information about community resources
-Participate in departmental program planning to identify and implement culturally relevant community prevention programs
-Work closely with police, social services, education system, Chief and Council, Nova Scotia Health Authority, interagency and Mi’kmaw communities throughout Nova Scotia
-Using a holistic approach, encourage and support Mi’kmaq women, men and children to develop and practice a peaceful and healthy lifestyle
-Represent the Agency in the community on various inter-agency committees and physically attend community events
-Must be able to work on weekends and after hours when required
-Must be willing to travel throughout Nova Scotia

Qualifications:
-Human Services diploma, or degree in a related Human Services field of study such as Community Services
-Experience in facilitation skills and group presentations
-Certification in various program development such as parenting skills, life skills, culturally appropriate activities and knowledge of traditional values
-Must be able to travel to Indian Brook office weekly for training purposes
-Experience working in Mi’kmaw communities and knowledge of the Mi’kmaw language considered and asset
-Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle
-Preference given to Aboriginal People in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Classification Range : TE 18(1) - TE 22(5)
Salary range : $43,462.38 - $60,024.64

Closing date: 4:30 pm on Wednesday February 20, 2019

A resume with a cover letter should be submitted directly to:

Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 902-379-2381

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Title: Social Worker
Reports to: Supervisor
Location: Bear River, NS


Duties:
Under the direction of the Supervisor, the Social Worker is responsible under the Children & Family Services Act for:
-receiving reports of child abuse and neglect;
-carrying out child abuse investigations independently and where necessary, with police;
-providing services to children and their families to ensure the safety and well-being of children;
-participating in family/group conferencing to seek family and community-based solutions;
-presenting cases to Court;
-supervising and providing services to children in the care of the agency;
-maintaining records on the case management system; and
-responsible for afterhours duty on a rotational basis.
-must be able to travel extensively

Qualifications: 
-BSW or MSW, previous child welfare experience considered an asset
-eligible for or have membership in the NSCSW
-a good knowledge of child development, family dynamics and functioning, child abuse and neglect
-demonstrated skills in investigation and therapeutic intervention with children and families
-Knowledge of the Children and Family Service Act is a definite asset
-a valid driver’s license, vehicle in good working order, and insured for transporting clients
-Must be able to travel to Indian Brook office weekly for training purposes
-excellent oral and written communication skills and a willingness to work in an environment where Mi’kmaw is the first language
-experience working in Mi’kmaw communities considered and asset
-Preference given to Aboriginal People in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission
     
Classification Range : PR 8(1) – PR 14(6)
Salary range : $48,608.04 - $75,339.16                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Closing Date: 4:30 pm on Wednesday February 20, 2019

 

A resume with a cover letter should be submitted directly to:

Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 902-379-2381

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

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Title: Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Supervisor
Location: Bear River, NS

Duties:
This position requires a dynamic team player who works well in a busy office environment. This position provides a wide range of secretarial/administrative support to the Agency. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to welcoming visitors by greeting, in person or on the telephone, receiving and directing inquiries from the public, and other government departments. Other duties include gathering and compiling information, data entry, maintaining a filing system, photocopying, maintaining and developing databases, arranging for courier requests, typing and drafting general correspondence. Maintain security by following procedure & monitoring logbook.

Qualifications:
- Business Administration diploma/certificate from an accredited institution
- Two years’ minimum relevant work experience considered an asset
 -Skilled in the use of modern office practices, time management and technology, proficiency with integrated computer applications, specifically Microsoft Office and Outlook
 -The ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a busy highly confidential environment
- Excellent organizational, time-management, multi-tasking, communication skills written, and verbal are essential.
- Preference given to Aboriginal People in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Pay Scale:   CL 16(1) - CL 16(5)
Salary Range:   $37,200.02 - $41,593.50          

Closing Date: 4:30 pm on Wednesday February 20, 2019

A resume with a cover letter should be submitted directly to:
Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 902-379-2381
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.