Student Parent Support Worker – Pathways to Education Program
Chebucto Connections

Salary: $22.05/hour

Hours of Work: Mon – Fri with ability to work flexible hours including evenings

Start Date: 2 positions to fill –as soon as possible

Application Process: Please submit resume and cover letter to laura@chebuctoconnections.ca by August 15, 2022. Use your cover letter as an opportunity to share your personal qualities and highlights of your experience.

Position Overview: Pathways to Education plays an important role in developing confidence and building resiliency with young people in the Spryfield area. Pathways strengthens the community by lowering highschool dropout rates and increasing post-secondary education access among disadvantage youth. Reporting to the Program Manager the Student Parent Support Worker (SPSW) plays an essential role for the facilitation and success of the Pathways. Chebucto Connections is a learning organization and is open to innovative ideas on how we share our work and serve more people.

Qualifications:

  • Detailed oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills, written and presentation skills. Bilingual is an asset.
  • Experience working with diverse populations of youth; one-on-one and in groups
  • Post-Secondary in relevant field or a combination of education and experience
  • Computer proficiency is required, particularly Microsoft Office and comfortable working with databases
  • Ability to set priorities, manage time and workloads
  • Knowledge of community and social service resources that support youth and families is an asset
  • Facilitation experience considered an asset

 Demonstrated Skills:

  • Understanding of the strengths, capacities, challenges and barriers faced by youth today
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to work in a manner that preserves confidentiality, dignity and well-being
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem solving skills

Job Duties:

  • Maintain positive and supportive relationships with students and families
  • Refer students and their parents/guardians to other agencies when appropriate
  • Support and supervise volunteers during programming
  • Help organize and develop any needed resources and handouts for programming
  • Oversee student academic success through meetings with students, teachers and parents/guardians
  • Respond to incidents or crisis and build youth capacity to advocate for themselves
  • Maintain and implement organizational policies

What we offer:

  • Dental Care & Extended Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Wellness and Sick Time
  • Casual Dress
  • 3 Weeks Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holiday Break

Working Conditions
Chebucto Connetions strives to be an employer that supports all employees with a conviction to place employee’s health and happiness along with their family first. To that end we endeavor to provide a clean, safe and secure workplace with various support mechanisms and operational flexibility. The following list includes specific assumptions about the organization’s working conditions:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Overtime may be required at times and will be compensated an equal amount of time off work (these hours must be pre-approved)
  • Employees are expected to multi-task with possible interruptions from colleagues, management or other persons
  • A typical work week is an 8 hour shift that includes one 30 min paid break and one 30 min unpaid break

Chebucto Connections recognizes the value of a representative workforce and is committed to the principle of employment equity. Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Our priority groups are indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify.