Employment Opportunity – Support Services Assistant (Part-time/Term, 70 hrs bi-weekly)

In accordance with Article 21.01 (c) of the Collective Agreement, we are posting the following vacancy:

Support Services Assistant (Broadening Options) Part Time Term (70 hours bi-weekly)


Anticipated Start Date: October 10, 2017

Anticipated End Date: June 1, 2018

(Possible Opportunity for Renewal)

Rate of pay as per the Collective Agreement

Summary: Provide supervision and programming support primarily to one adult male participant in our Day Program. This may include vocational programming, recreational activities, Adult Daily Living Skills training, leisure activities or more. Must be flexible and willing to trying new things.

Qualifications: University degree preferred or graduate of a recognized community college Human Services Worker program. Achievement of the 7 Provincial Core Competencies mandated by the NS Department of Community Services. (Fire & Life Safety, Health & Personal Care, Medication Awareness, Individualized Planning, Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Supports, Standard First Aid/CPR.) Computer skills are an asset. Experience working with or supporting people living with a disability including demonstrated experience developing appropriate relationships in a helping or support capacity. Strong background in supporting adults with traumatic brain injuries. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to support alternative communication strategies.  Ability to work independently without constant supervision/direction; proven effective oral and written communication skills; current Standard First Aid/CPR certification; Valid NS Drivers’ License Class 4.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: Occasionally there are crisis situations that may place the safety and well-being of our staff and participants in jeopardy (severe behaviors, suicide threats and attempts, verbal and physical acting out.) Lifting requirements related to production work-chunks of wood, industrial machinery, bags of mulch, wipers, bundles of kindling, other. Lifting 20 to 50 lbs. would not be uncommon. Lifting requirements may also include physically assisting participants using approved transfer methods. Standing, bending, pulling/pushing on a regular basis throughout the day is common.  Work areas may be noisy, dusty, hot or cold with the possibility of exposure to odours, fumes and irritants.  Assisting participants may include exposure to bodily fluids which requires the use of Universal Precautions.  A work place environment means exposure to viruses and common bugs; good handwashing practices are a necessity. Meeting production deadlines and interacting with the public is also characteristic of this work place.

Submit a current resume and cover letter by September 25th at 2:00 PM to:

Joanne DeLong

Financial/HR Coordinator

PO Box 560

Chester, NS B0J 1J0

Fax: 902-275-2567

Email: jdelong@bonnyleafarm.ca


Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posted: September 15, 2017