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Shearwater Children’s Centre

The Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre (H&R MFRC) is a registered provincial charity governed by a board of directors. We provide programs and services to meet the needs of our military family community, which assist them as they navigate through the challenges that arise from the military lifestyle, such as moves and frequent separations.

Are you an experienced early childhood educator looking for a new challenge? Are you comfortable working in a variety of environments, including one on one with children, in a child care centre classroom in the military family community? Can you innovate, coordinate and articulate with the best of them? Do you want to work in a fun atmosphere as a part of a growing organization? If so, we want to talk to you. The H&R MFRC has a fantastic part-time opening for someone who has a full toolbox of skills. The successful candidate will have varied responsibilities including direct child support and program coordination, while providing a safe and nurturing environment for military children.

Role Responsibilities

• Provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environment to enhance development in all areas, while providing for the health and social well-being of the children;

• Responsible for the active supervision and interaction of children enrolled;

• Daily communication with parents; keeping them informed of all pertinent information regarding their children;

• Work collaboratively with other ECE’s in a team environment; and

• Responsible for curriculum implementation in cooperation with other ECE’s, in accordance with developmentally appropriate practice, which will allow children to make choices.

Competencies

• Communication and interaction with others – must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team; engaged, collaborative and sharing knowledge;

• Organizational skills and planning – ability to multi-task; take own initiative; and able to work independently or within a team;

• Continuous involvement and innovation – ability to be creative and innovative when challenged with limited resources; able to problem solve using a solution focused approach;

• Personal accountability and professional conduct – ability to take personal accountability for situations and one’s own actions and job duties; and

• Community and family focus – ability to provide excellent family program or services to meet the evolving needs of military families.

Qualifications

• Hold a NS Classification in Early Childhood Education (an asset);

• Experience working with children ages 5 years - 12 years in a licensed childcare facility;

• Experience working with parents and as part of a team in a licensed childcare facility;

• Must have valid criminal records check, vulnerable sector search, child abuse registry check, and First Aid Level C certificate;

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and

• Proficiency in French is an asset.

Compensation

Hours: 6:30 – 8:30 am; Monday - Friday

Wage: $ 11-19 based on ECE classification level

Start Date: 10 October, 2017

Location: Shearwater Children’s Centre

A detailed terms of reference (job descriptions) can be provided upon request.

Note: Interviews will be scheduled as qualified resumes are received.

To apply send a detailed cover letter and resume to:

Chris Saldon

Mail: WP 106 Windsor Park, Halifax, NS B3K 5X5

Email: employment@halifaxmfrc.ca

Fax: 902-427-7794

SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

One Year Term

The Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre (H&R MFRC) is a registered provincial charity governed by a board of directors. We provide programs and services to meet the needs of our military family community, which assist them as they navigate the military lifestyle and challenges associated with mobility, separation, risk.

Are you an experienced event coordinator looking for a new challenge? Are you comfortable working in a variety of environments, including large and small venues, in a professional office and in the military family community? Can you innovate, coordinate and articulate with the best of them? Do you want to work in a fun atmosphere as a part of a growing organization? If so, we want to talk to you. The H&R MFRC has a fantastic part-time opening for someone who has a full toolbox of skills. The successful candidate will have varied responsibilities in coordinating events, volunteers, and employee participation. Are you up for the challenge?

Role Responsibilities

• Create and manage the H&R MFRC annual schedule of Centre and community events, acting as the main point of contact, coordinating resources, arranging for employee and volunteer involvement; arrange for donations where applicable and provide marketing and promotional ideas;

• Required to maintain an inventory and control of all H&R MFRC materials, games, equipment and event related items; and

• Complete post-event evaluations, including recommendations for improvement and return on investment.

Competencies

• Communication and interaction with others – must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team; engaged, collaborative and sharing knowledge;

• Organizational skills and planning – ability to multi-task; take own initiative; and able to work independently or within a team;

• Continuous involvement and innovation – ability to be creative and innovative when challenged with limited resources; able to problem solve using a solution focused approach;

• Personal accountability and professional conduct – ability to take personal accountability for situations and one’s own actions and job duties; and

• Community and family focus – ability to provide excellent family program or services to meet the evolving needs of military families.

Qualifications

• Degree or diploma in marketing, public relations, or related field of study;

• Five years direct work experience;

• Knowledge and experience using social media; Twitter, Facebook, Hootsuite, Instagram, Snap Chat, etc);

• Must complete a criminal records check, vulnerable sector search, and child abuse registry check; and

• Bilingual candidates will be given preference.

Compensation

Job Type: One Year Term – Part-time

Hours: 21 hours per week (day, evenings, weekends)

Wage: $22.00 per hour, plus benefits

Start Date: 16 October, 2017

A detailed terms of reference (job descriptions) can be provided upon request.

Note: Interviews will be scheduled as qualified resumes are received.

To apply send a detailed cover letter and resume to:

Chris Saldon

Mail: WP 106 Windsor Park, Halifax, NS B3K 5X5

Email: employment@halifaxmfrc.ca

Fax: 902-427-7794

YOUTH COORDINATOR

Shearwater

The Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre (H&R MFRC) is a registered provincial charity governed by a board of directors. We provide programs and services to meet the needs of our military family community, which assist them as they navigate the military lifestyle and challenges associated with mobility, separation and risk.

Are you an experienced youth care worker looking for a new challenge? Are you comfortable working in a variety of environments, including one on one with youth,, in a professional office and in the military family community? Can you innovate, coordinate and articulate with the best of them? Do you want to work in a fun atmosphere as a part of a growing organization? If so, we want to talk to you. The H&R MFRC has a fantastic part-time opening for someone who has a full toolbox of skills. The successful candidate will have varied responsibilities including direct youth support, program coordination, employee scheduling and payroll administration. Work hours will be set to coincide with the Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre’s hours of operation.

Role Responsibilities

• Day to day supervision of casual youth employees and the youth committee;

• Practise a family centred and strengths based approach to program development and implementation;

• Develop and deliver inclusive programming, including facilitation of youth workshops and programs; ensuring efficient use of resources to deliver effective programming that meets outcomes; and

• Establish, and maintain partnerships with both military services and civilian agencies to ensure a coordinated approach to programming and service delivery;

Competencies

• Communication and interaction with others – must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team; engaged, collaborative and sharing knowledge;

• Organizational skills and planning – ability to multi-task; take own initiative; and able to work independently or within a team;

• Continuous involvement and innovation – ability to be creative and innovative when challenged with limited resources; able to problem solve using a solution focused approach;

• Personal accountability and professional conduct – ability to take personal accountability for situations and one’s own actions and job duties; and

• Community and family focus – ability to provide excellent family program or services to meet the evolving needs of military families.

Qualifications

• Degree or diploma in Child & Youth studies, in Recreation or a related field of study;

• 3-5 years’ experience working in youth focused program development, delivery and evaluation;

• 3 years minimum supervisory experience;

• Superior youth group facilitation skills;

• Experience and skills in event planning (small and large scale events);

• Experience working within and understanding of the military family support; understanding of the unique challenges of the military lifestyle;

• Must complete a criminal records check, vulnerable sector search, and child abuse registry check; and

• Proficiency in French is an asset.

Compensation

Job Type: Permanent Part-time

Hours: 28 hours per week (day, evenings, weekends – typically Wednesday - Saturday)

Wage: $22.00 per hour, plus benefits

Start Date: ASAP

A detailed terms of reference (job descriptions) can be provided upon request.

Note: Interviews will be scheduled as qualified resumes are received.

To apply send a detailed cover letter and resume to:

Chris Saldon

Mail: WP 106 Windsor Park, Halifax, NS B3K 5X5

Email: employment@halifaxmfrc.ca

Fax: 902-427-7794