Veteran Family Services
VETERAN FAMILY Services
Term Job Posting
The Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre (H&R MFRC) a registered charity that provides quality programs and services to military families. Veteran Family Services (VFS) reports directly to the Executive Director. VFS will be responsible for developing and coordinating the pilot veteran’s family program. This position is currently a 3.5 year term position (based on funding) and is part of a pilot project to support medically releasing members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and their families for up to two years as they transition to civilian life.
Create a welcoming, safe, non-judgmental, nurturing environment for veterans and their families;
Educate and make aware of the Military Family Services Program (MFSP) services to respond to the needs of medically releasing CAF Veterans and their families for two years from the date of release;
Provide or support the development of awareness sessions, briefings, and resources pertaining to change management and transitioning into a civilian community;
Conduct and/or refer group and individual education sessions to support the transition to civilian life;
Develop and maintain strong community partnerships with both civilian and military organizations and stake holders;
Collaborate on the coordination and provision of general information briefs for chain of command, CAF & Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) personnel, and CAF & VAC communities and community agencies and partners;
Degree or certificate in community development, social or family related services or equivalent education and experience;
Superior planning, organizational and project management skills;
Superior program design, delivery and facilitation experience/skills
Previous experience working in a not for profit;
Self-starter with excellent communication, collaborating and networking skills;
Superior awareness of community resources and agencies available to support veterans and their families.
Understanding of the unique challenges of the military family lifestyle and proficiency in French are considered an asset.
Applications are being accepted until 13 Nov at 4pm
Start Date: 14 Dec 2015 – Sept 2019 (term) position
Salary: based upon an annual salary of $ 40, 000 plus benefits
Please forward resume to: Chris Saldon
By Mail: PO Box 298, Shearwater, NS, B0J 3A0
Fax: (902) 720-1943
Note: No telephone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.