The Opportunity

Truro, NS
Competition Number: 2425-158

Operational Support

Employment Specialist - Achieve (TS13)

Education and Language,

Truro Campus

Truro, Nova Scotia

School of Access
Full Time Term Position: Commencing approximately August 19, 2024 and ending approximately May 30, 2025
Application deadline is 11:59PM, July 11, 2024

Competition No. 2425-157

Salary range: $ 52,720.85 to $ 61,767.93 annually

What you'll do


What you'll be doing...

  • The Employment Specialist is responsible to the College/campus for the facilitation and support of employability skill development for participants with disabilities in Achieve Program.
  • As a member of the Achieve Program you will work closely with employers, the business community and service providers.
  • You will provide leadership and guidance that will enable persons with disabilities to obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for long-term employment. Specifically, you will support the development of employability skills, provide job coaching and coordinate work experiences.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a post-secondary diploma in human services, social services or related discipline.
  • Certified Career Development Practitioner designation (CCDP) is considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of three years (full-time equivalent) of recent and related occupational experience supporting persons with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.
  • Occupational experience that includes facilitating workshops or groups or with adult education would be considered an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, Enterprise Resource Planning software, and Learning Management Systems.
  • 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 liaising between students and industry (work experience providers) would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in on-site job coaching 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 that enable you 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 Career Development. Specifically, job searching techniques, interview skills, onboarding new employees, and developing workplace accommodations for employees with diverse skill sets.
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • You are a strong communicator
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to work integrated learning. Specifically, coordinating workplace experiences for students.
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities specifically related to tracking employees (students) at various physical locations

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?

Work With Us

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 accommodation, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.