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Term Schools Plus Facilitator

The Strait Regional School Board is entrusted, under The Education Act of Nova Scotia, to deliver the public school program to approximately 6,600 students in 21 schools throughout the counties of Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond.   The Strait Regional School Board, with the support of approximately 970 staff members, has worked diligently to influence its vision of excellence in lifelong learning.  Located in the northeastern part of Nova Scotia, the School Board’s jurisdiction encompasses an area of approximately 11,000 square kilometers with a population of 54,972.

Location/Site: Richmond Education Centre/Academy
3238 Whiteside Road, Louisdale, NS  B0E 1V0


The role of the Schools Plus Facilitator is to work under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Student Services, and in consultation with school administrators. The Schools Plus Facilitator will work to increase collaborative service delivery for at-risk children, youth and their families by:

  • Facilitating all phases of service delivery for children and youth deemed at risk, including but not limited to, identification, intervention, monitoring and consultation services;
  • Liaising with outside agencies to increase local access to services for identified students and their families;
  • Overseeing the implementation of specific programs with the Schools Plus initiative, including but not limited to, after school and summer programs;
  • Completing all aspects of documentation, data collection and reporting association with Schools Plus, as required at the Board and Provincial levels, including a daily log of activities to be shared weekly with the Coordinator of Student Services;
  • Tracking and reporting of budget;
  • Direct supervision of Schools Plus Community Outreach Worker;
  • Completing other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Student Services.

Competition Number: 16-576R

Vacancy Type: Term

Start Date: 02/28/2017 (Anticipated to start)

End Date: 02/28/2018 (Anticipated to end)

Standard Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work;
  • Three (3) years successful professional experience acquired post-degree in a private or public agency serving children and youth;
  • Knowledge and experience with computers;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including case notes;
  • Excellent presentation, organizational, problem solving and team-building skills;
  • Professional experience in interagency service delivery to youth and families with complex needs;
  • Experience working independently and providing leadership;
  • Ability to work as a team member in all phases of programming;
  • Valid NS Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Must be able to work flex hours.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of youth and their families.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work;
  • Strong working relationships with community partners to support children and youth deemed at risk;
  • Experience and knowledge in an educational setting;
  • Familiarity of community resources available in the Richmond County and Port Hawkesbury area;
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification or willingness to obtain;
  • Direct knowledge of the communities served is an asset;
  • Training and/or experience in working with children and youth at risk is an asset.

Additional Information:

This is a non-union regional circuit position. Please note that the base office and hub-school is at Richmond Education Centre/Academy. Travelling will be required to Felix Marchand Education Centre, East Richmond Education Centre, Tamarac Education Centre and Strait Area Education Recreation Centre (SAERC).

Deadline for applications: 02/17/2017 – 11:59 PM

The Strait Regional School Board is using a new platform for Employment Opportunities through Successfactors.  Please use the link on the Board's website under "Employment Opportunities" to access the Successfactors Login: http:://


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Merci de votre intérêt pour ce poste. Seuls les candidats retenus pour une entrevue seront contactés. La Régie de la santé en Nouvelle-Écosse est fière d'offrir un environnement de fumée et sans parfum sur ce site. La politique Health Authority Nouvelle-Écosse à ce site nécessite pas fumer, vaping ou l'usage du tabac sur la propriété ou pendant personnel dirigé sorties des patients. Cela signifie ne pas utiliser de produits du tabac, d'autres substances fumé ou chauffées. Les cigarettes électroniques (ecigarettes), cigares, pipes, stylos et autres Vape nicotine Systèmes livraison électroniques à tout moment. Les demandes peuvent être envoyées par télécopieur au (902) 567-7224, envoyé par e-mail à l'emploi, ou par courrier à 1482, rue George, Sydney, NS B1P 1P3. ________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________