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COMMUNITY EVENTS FACILITATOR

Halifax site | Summer Employment Position

Under the direction of the Communications & Marketing Supervisor, the Community Events Facilitator ensures the Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre (H&R MFRC) is promoted and publicized to the community and stakeholders, ensuring maximum awareness of the MFRC and its programs and services.

Community Engagement

• Research, manage, schedule and attend events that align with the MFRC’s Mission throughout the Halifax and region;

• Positively represent the H&R MFRC and use a variety of media to engage with military families and community partners;

• Establish and maintain partnerships with both military and civilian agencies to ensure a co-ordinated approach to marketing and promotion such as MFS, Public Affairs and PSP, etc.; and

• Engage and work with volunteers, as required, for support at events.

Marketing Responsibilities

• Develop content for social media, ensuring it is reflective and responsive to the military family community;

• Take photos for use on social media, print, and presentations, and archive in Google Drive;

• Write creative copy for promotional materials specific to events;

• Write short articles on events; and

• Maintain website calendar of events.

Administration

• Create and maintain files on each event, including event preparation and evaluation;

• Manage budget for event expenses;

• Assist with special projects and initiatives as required; and

• Conduct Centre briefings to increase awareness of the MFRC Mission and Vision.

Competencies

• Social, outgoing, a people person, proactive, professional, detail-oriented;

• Use effective communication and active listening skills;

• Able to take initiative;

• Able to work independently and within a team; being adaptable and flexible;

• Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task;

• Able to be creative and innovative when challenged with limited resources;

• Able to problem solve using a solution focused approach;

• Able to take personal accountability for situations and one’s own actions; and

• Able to engage with others’ in a professional manner especially in stressful situations; using tact, empathy and maintain sense of humor.

Conditions of Employment

• Ability to work in fast paced, ever changing environment that is responsive to community needs;

• Willingness to work outside of normal working hours, as required, including evenings and weekends;

• Ability to perform tedious manual labour tasks (ie lifting, lugging, dragging, stuffing envelopes, etc);

• Willingness to work in both Halifax & Shearwater sites;

• Ensure confidentiality of families, volunteers etc. including maintenance and use of database information in accordance with the MFRC Privacy Code;

• Ensure adherence to provincial legislation, legal rules and guidelines to identify areas of risk and opportunity for risk;

• Ensure compliance with all Fire, Security, and Occupational Health and Safety regulations;

• Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Records Check & Vulnerable Sector Check are required;

• Enhanced Reliability Clearance is required;

• Valid driver’s license is required; and

• Supports the H&R MFRC Professional Workplace Culture Concepts.

Education and Experience

• Working towards a Degree or Diploma in public relations, communications, or marketing;

• 5 years customer service experience;

• 2-3 years of experience organizing events;

• Knowledge of social media platforms, content management systems, and Google Drive;

• Ability to take quality photos;

• Strong computer skills including but not limited to, Microsoft Office and Mac systems;

• Knowledge of the unique challenges of the military lifestyle;

• Being a military family member is an asset; and

• Proficiency in French is an asset.

Must be a returning student to a post-secondary program.

Details:

Term: June 15 to August 20, 2017

Working Hours: 35 hours per week (including evening and weekend work)

Salary: $16/hr

Apply by forwarding a detailed cover letter and resume, which speaks to the duties and competencies listed above; interviews will be conducted as qualified applications are received.

Christina Saldon, Executive Assistant

Address: WP106 Windsor Park, Halifax, NS B3K 5X5 Fax: 902-427-7794

Email: Christina.saldon@forces.gc.ca

Lead Casual Child Care Provider

Halifax MFRC Child Care Centre

Applicants must provide a detailed cover letter and resume outlining their experience and education regarding the responsibilities and competencies listed below.

The Lead Casual Child Care Provider will provide a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment for children of military families in compliance with the philosophies and guidelines of the Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre. The Lead Casual Child Care Provider is responsible for taking the lead with other casual child care providers during casual child care sessions to ensure they meet the expectations set out for the session.

Family Support

• Ensure the confidentiality of all families in our Child Care Centre and the MFRC;

• Effectively communicate with Casual Child Care Coordinator, and other employees of the MFRC when necessary, regarding program plans, program concerns, parent’s concerns and matters pertaining to the children attending the program;

• Recognize and affirm families strengths and resilience and respond to their concerns, needs and priorities;

• Refer parents to other programs offered by the MFRC; and within the community.

Program Implementation

• Ability to work with children of all ages;

• Develop and implement stimulating and age appropriate program plans that include: songs; stories and art experiences which allow children to make choices;

• Maintain direct responsibility for the health and safety of the children attending the Casual Child Care Program;

• Work collaboratively with other Casual Child Care providers in a team environment;

• Use appropriate behaviour management techniques as outlined in the MFRC Behaviour Guidance policy; and

• Adhere to the centre’s inclusion statement and philosophy.

Leadership

• Provide clear expectations to Child Care Providers, ensuring active leadership and interaction with children;

• Take the lead role with other Casual Care Providers providing mentorship and coaching to ensure they are supported to achieve desired expectations; and

• Ensure administrative tasks are completed for the session.

Administration Responsibilities

• Complete daily attendance sheets and ensure each child is signed in and signed out appropriately;

• Collect child care fees and issue receipts or invoices for services provided according to program guidelines;

• Handle cash in a safe and secure manner as required;

• Ensure that written consent is received from physicians prior to dispensing medication to children;

• Keep informed with children’s records (ie medical conditions and allergies);

• Ensure accident and incident reports are filled out in detail and signed by parent, witness and Casual Child Care Coordinator;

• Inform Casual Child Care Coordinator of attendance, program concerns, concerns of parents, issues regarding children, progress of programs, and request program supplies and toys in a timely manner; and

• Complete Statistical reports on a daily basis (on the daily sign in form).

Qualifications

• Must possess a Nova Scotia Level 2 or 3 Classification in Early Childhood Education;

• A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children ages 2 mos.- 12 years;

• Experience delivering children’s programming, child care and working with parents;

• Current First-Aid and CPR certification (Standard “C”); and

• Current Criminal Records, Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Abuse Registry Check required.

(Should you be selected for an interview, be prepared to bring all documentation)

Interviews will occur as acceptable applications are received:

Start Date: ASAP

Rate of pay: $15 -17 per hour based on Classification Level, Education & Experience.

Hours: Evening and weekend programming, which require casual child care.

All interested please forward detailed cover letter and resume to: (ensure your resume demonstrates your ability to fulfill the duties outlined in this job posting)

Chris Saldon, Executive Assistant

Email: Christina.Saldon@forces.gc.ca

Mail: PO Box 99000, WP 106, Windsor Park, Halifax, NS B3K 5X5

Fax: 902-427-7794

CASUAL CARE PROVIDER

Applicants must provide a detailed cover letter and resume outlining their experience and education regarding the responsibilities and competencies listed below.

We are currently seeking Casual Child Care Providers for both our Halifax and Shearwater Sites. The Casual Child Care Provider provides a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment for children of military families in compliance with the philosophies and guidelines of the Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

Family Support

• Maintain direct responsibility for the health and safety of the children attending the Casual Child Care program;

• Communicate with parents and keeps them informed of all pertinent information regarding their children;

• Practice from a strength based, family centered approach;

• Ability to build trust and positive relationships with families in the program adhering to the boundaries policy of the H&R MFRC; and

• Ensure the confidentiality of all families of the Military Family Resource Centre.

Program Development & Delivery

• 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;

• Develop and deliver stimulating and age appropriate program plans that include songs, stories and art experiences which allow children to make choices;

• Be able to interact and engage children of all ages on their level (sitting with them on the floor, playing games, doing art activities);

• Work collaboratively with other Casual Child Care providers in a team environment;

• Ensure children are served snacks and drinks;

• Use of appropriate behavior management techniques as outlined in the Behavior Guidance policy; and

• Adhere to the centre’s inclusion statement and philosophy.

Administration

• Accurately complete daily attendance sheets and ensure each child is signed in and signed out appropriately;

• Maintain a clean and healthy classroom environment including routine disinfecting of toys and equipment as per program guidelines;

• Collect child care fees and issue receipts or invoices for services provided according to program guidelines;

• Handle cash in a safe and secure manner when needed;

• Update forms every 6 months and keep files in a secure locked place;

• Ensure confidentiality of families, volunteers etc. including maintenance and use of database information in accordance with the MFRC Privacy Code;

• Ensure adherence to provincial legislation, legal rules and guidelines to identify areas of risk and opportunity for risk; and

• Ensure compliance with all Fire and Occupational Health and Safety regulations.

Competencies

• Treat children with respect and dignity regarding individual needs, talents, interests, learning style, religion, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds;

• Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team; engaged, collaborative and sharing knowledge;

• Use effective communication and active listening skills;

• Superior organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task;

• Able to take initiative;

• Able to work independently and within a team; being adaptable and flexible;

• Ability to be creative and innovative when challenged with limited resources;

• Able to problem solve using a solution focused approach;

• Able to provide and receive constructive feedback;

• Able to resolve and negotiate conflict to achieve desired results;

• Able to take personal accountability for situations and one’s own actions; and

• Able to engage with others’ in a professional manner especially in stressful situations; using tact, empathy and maintain sense of humor.

Conditions of Employment

• Ability to work in fast paced, ever changing environment that is responsive to community needs;

• Willingness to work outside of normal working hours, including evenings and weekends;

• Willingness to work in both Halifax & Shearwater Sites;

• There will be a requirement to deliver programs and services and attend meetings in both Shearwater and Halifax sites;

• Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Records Check & Vulnerable Sector Check are required;

• Enhanced Reliability Clearance is required;

• First Aid & CPR Certification (Level C) is required;

• Valid driver’s license may be required;

• Must be able to lift 50 pounds;

• Knowledge of the unique challenges of the military family lifestyle is considered an asset; and

• Supports the H&R MFRC Professional Workplace Culture Concepts

Education and Experience

• 2-3 years’ experience working with children 3 months to 12 years in a child care or group setting (home or centre); experience delivering children’s programming, childcare and working with parents;

OR

• Working towards a NS Classification in Early Childhood Education; experience working with children ages 3 months-5 years in a licensed childcare facility; experience working with parents and as part of a team in a licensed childcare facility.

Applications are being accepted and interviews will be conducted as qualified applications are received.

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: $11.00 /hour

Please forward detailed cover letter and resume to:

By Mail: Chris Saldon H&R MFRC WP 106, PO Box 99000, Halifax, NS B3K 5X5

Email: employment@halifaxmfrc.ca

Fax: (902) 427-7794

Note: We appreciate and thank you for your interest in working for the Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.