The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Competition Number: 2425-003

Achieve Program Assistant (TS10)


IT Campus

Halifax, Nova Scotia

School of Access Education and Language
Term Full Time Position
: Commencing approximately August 26, 2024 and ending approximately November 16, 2024.

Application deadline is 11:59PM, April 9, 2024

Competition No. 2023-335

Salary range: $46,458.01 to $54,559.58 annually

What you'll do


What you will be doing…

The Achieve program uses a student-directed model of delivery to further prepare students for life after high school. Working with the principles of person-centered planning ooutcomes support growth and self-determination, wellness, and employability and community engagement. As a member of the Achieve team this position will support the development of relationships and interdependence of Achieve students at home, work and in community.

Learners in the Achieve Program take part in college life and experience hands-on activities and workshops in this transition program. They are guided through a person-centered process of developing personal goals and action plans for employment, independent living, and social networking. Classroom and campus experiences create a foundation for learning essential & employability skills. Applied learning experiences on campus and in the community provide job shadowing, and work experience.

The Program Assistant supports the Achieve Coordinator and/or Employment Specialist in the daily activities of working with and supporting students to achieve the program outcomes. This may involve participating in planning sessions with the Achieve Program Coordinator and/or Employment Specialist, working one-on-one with students, working with and/or leading small groups of students, onsite mentorship in community and workplace settings, participating in the planning and execution of field trips and community outings, and supporting the set up and maintenance of the classroom environment. Supporting facilitation and leading small groups in topics that may include (but not limited to): culinary lab, financial management, community involvement, self-advocacy and safety.

As a member of the Achieve Program team you will work closely with employers, the business community and service providers. You will also provide support and guidance that will enable Achieve students to obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for independent living

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a relevant college diploma in social services or a related discipline. Experience and/or certification in adult education would be considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of two years of recent and related occupational experience supporting persons with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.
  • You have demonstrated experience working with individuals with social and emotional issues and working with employers and supporting young people with disabilities in developing life skills and transitioning to independent living.
  • Occupational experience that includes supporting the facilitation of workshops or small groups.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, Office 365, E-mail, assistive technology programs, IPads, and Smart Phones.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology, and you are committed to using technology in advancing your work
  • Experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation would be considered an asset
  • Experience supporting/providing service to post-secondary students would be considered an asset

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • You demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism.
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills and are able to interact at all levels of an organization
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in supportive workplace strategies
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • You are a strong communicator
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to small group facilitation and community engagement
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

All NSCC positions are advertised every Tuesday and Thursday. To learn more about us and our hiring process, please follow this link.

Are you interested?

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Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact David Meister, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.