Come work with us!

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Experience Bonny Lea Farm as an Employee

About You:

  • You are prepared to experience joy and fulfilment on a daily basis.
  • You are flexible and embrace a workplace where no two days are the same.
  • You believe everyone deserves the chance to learn, grow and succeed.
  • You are a team player who is committed to a high-level of workplace professionalism
  • You embrace a person-centered approach to support
  • You honour Participants’ choices and respect their personal perspectives, values, beliefs, and preferences

Minimum Qualifications

  • Required: Valid NS Driver’s License
  • Required: Possession or willingness to attain Class 5 driver’s license
  • Required: Acceptable driving record/abstract
  • Required: Suitable Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Required: Proof of double covid-19 vaccination

No experience? No problem. We offer a trainee program which will offer you support while acquiring hands on experience. We also help you attain and maintain all required core competency courses (such as first aid, crisis intervention, and medication awareness etc.).


About Us:

Located in Chester (only 40 minutes away from Halifax and the Valley), we are Nova Scotia’s first and only one-stop all-inclusive residential, vocational and therapeutic service provider for adults living with intellectual disabilities. Our participants are the reason we are here and they have come from across Nova Scotia and beyond to access our services.

We are committed to empowering individuals with disabilities, providing opportunities to experience faith, self-respect, love one for another, dignity, integrity, productivity, and responsible community living.

We use an individualized approach for each participant, and are known for our great support for participants and staff alike. 

We are a registered charitable organization, employing over 70 people in full and part-time positions. 


We offer our employees:

  • competitive compensation rates (full-time permanent Residential Counsellor has an earning potential of $40,000-54,000/year)
  • shift premiums for evening and weekend hours
  • set stipend for overnights
  • full-time work of 77 hours bi-weekly plus the potential for overnight shifts
  • comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, EAP and RRSP matching)
  • generous paid vacation time and paid sick time
  • opportunities to learn and grow your skills
  • a unionized environment, which enhances the work experience
  • assistance in gaining your class 4 license
  • company vehicles for transporting Participants


We are currently hiring for a number of positions.

For a complete list of available positions check and search <South Shore Community Service Association> or click on links below for job descriptions.


TO APPLY, please submit a resume and cover letter to Joanne Delong at

For more information call 902-275-5622 ext 225

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