NSCC - Program Assistant - Achieve Program

September 5, 2017

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) – Akerley Campus

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Operational Support

SCHOOL OF ACCESS Term Full-Time Position: Commencing approximately September 14th and ending approximately May 31st Salary range: $34,319 to $39,207 annually

Application deadline is midnight, September 7th, 2017

Competition No. 2017-253

What you’ll be doing…

As a member of the Achieve team, you will be responsible for the facilitation and support of the independent living and social skill development of the students in the Achieve Program. This includes job coaching support when students are involved in work experience. You will work closely with employers, the business community and service providers. You will provide leadership and guidance that will enable persons with disabilities to obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes for independent living. You will be required to facilitate workshops related to independent living, interpersonal skill development as well as to provide job coaching in order to transition students toward independent and/or supported employment.

What we’re looking for…

A collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in their role and who strives for excellence every day. Committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission, they bring a learning-centered perspective to everything they do. They think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. They flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within their role and the College. Is this you? You have:

Minimum qualifications:

  •  A relevant college diploma in social services or a related discipline

Minimum experience:

  • Three years of recent and relevant occupational experience which includes:

    • Supporting persons with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.

    • Demonstrated experience working with individuals with social and emotional issues.

    • Demonstrated experience working with employers and supporting young people with disabilities in developing life skills and transitioning to independent living.

  • Proficient in computer applications such as Microsoft Office, assistive technology programs, IPad, and Smart Phones.

  • Experience in facilitating workshops using adult education principals including Universal Design for Learning practices will be an asset.

Minimum skills and ability:

  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing educational, independent living and social skills and opportunities for persons with disabilities.

  • Innovative and committed to the principles and philosophies of person-centered planning; exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; recognized skills in time management, organization and a team approach to supporting individuals.

  • Ability to interact effectively at multi-levels.

  • Ability to create relationships of trust beyond the immediate interaction.

  • You are innovative, committed to life-long learning and you possess the ability to deal effectively with a broad range of stakeholders.

  • You are familiar and embrace the concepts of portfolio education.

  • Adult education experience is considered an asset.

What you’ll experience at NSCC…

You’ll change lives. You’ll join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you’ll be part of that change.

You’ll find a place to grow. With a lot of opportunity for professional development and collaborative projects, you’ll continue to grow and learn throughout your career. You’ll find a place to thrive. Doing meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You’ll have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence. You’ll celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. Our college welcomes diversity in both its student body and its employees, and we take every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities including but not limited to aboriginal persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application. NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, relevant references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

To apply for College jobs, simply click on the Apply Now Online button. To serve you better, NSCC has a user-friendly on-line application process in partnership with Career Beacon. First time users will complete a basic registration and receive a username and password via email (NOTE: email may appear in "Junk Mail" folder depending upon your mail management configuration). You will then have the option of uploading your existing resume(s) and cover letter(s) in seconds or creating them on-the-spot in the "editor". For more information about working at the College, please visit us at http://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/jobs_at_nscc/

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