NATIVE COUNCIL OF NOVA SCOTIA
NCNS Parenting Journey Facilitator
A Native Advocacy Representative Organization representing, promoting and advancing the self-governing institutions and services of the off-reserve Aboriginal/Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, “Going Forward To A Better Future.” To further the objective of improving the social, cultural, educational and employment situation of the rural, urban, off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples of Nova Scotia.
POSITION TITLE: NCNS Parenting Journey Facilitator
LOCATION SETTING: Native Council of Nova Scotia
The Parenting Journey Facilitator will ensure a family centered and strength based program that is directed at establishing a trusting relationship with Aboriginal families within rural and urban areas of the province of Nova Scotia. The Parenting Journey Facilitator will ultimately assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship and will assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment by enhancing family support systems and increasing the family’s ability to problem solve and advocate for themselves and their children. The Parenting Journey Facilitator will also provide supportive services and referral to Aboriginal families, their children to improve their access and knowledge of services/programs available to them.
The Parenting Journey Facilitator will work internally as part of the Native Council of Nova Scotia’s Caring Connections team, with linked agencies of our services as well as with partners and volunteers linked to our services to the rural, urban, off-reserve Aboriginal target group. The Outreach Support Worker is expected to work closely with community members and local, municipal and provincial agencies.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:
- BA degree in health or human services related field; or combination of related education and experience
- Case Management experience or experience working with a caseload is an asset;
- Experience in successfully working with infants, children, youth and their families;
- Community resource awareness;
- Above average writing, organizational and communication skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals whose value systems and behaviors may differ from what would be expected;
- Past work experience through employment or volunteer that demonstrates supportive counselling activity;
- Possess a strong desire to help others, patience and understanding will be a highly valued characteristic;
- Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and access to reliable transportation;
- Must be able to provide a recent criminal record check and child abuse registry check;
- Computer literate, including but not limited to the use and application of software used to develop professional presentations;
Salary Range: negotiable
Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with some extended hours as needed
Holiday, vacations, and other employment benefits as per office policy and procedure of NCNS
Closing Date: December 14th, 2021
Interested applicants should apply directly on this site.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, if you are Indigenous, please self-identify in cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.