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Counsellor 2(A)-(B) (Nexus) (Relief Roster)

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: KENTVILLE, NS, CA, B4N 4H2

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 1/23/2019  


Community Services 


Counsellor 2(A)-(B) (Nexus) (Relief Roster), Casual, KENTVILLE  


Competition # 17754 




Who we are


Our Programs within Community Services help thousands of Nova Scotians in vulnerable situations every day. We offer various types of support from Child, Youth & Family Support, to Employment Support & Income Assistance, Disability Support Programs, Research & Statistics and Housing.  The Department of Community Services is committed to a social service system that helps people become as independent as possible and reach their full potential. We want a system that makes it easy for Nova Scotians to find the services they need, and we want those services to be there for years to come. Simply put, we want better results for Nova Scotians, and we need your help to get this done!


A day in the life of a Counsellor


You report directly to the Team Leader (Counsellor 3) and are responsible for administering approved care plans and providing care to the youth (approximately 12-21 years old) in the Centers.  You are responsible for accurate reporting, file maintenance, crisis intervention, and assisting with developing programs and activities.


What makes a great Counsellor


Approved child & youth care worker diploma from a provincially approved post‐secondary institution; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be acceptable.


You will have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of youth in residential care, along with effective report writing skills, verbal communication and counselling skills.  You should also maintain rapport and serve as a role model and demonstrate an approach toward the children/youth which is compatible with the program model of the facility.  You can work as part of a team with minimal supervision, exercise attention to detail and have discretion with confidential matters.  A valid driver’s license is required. Knowledge of the Children and Family Services Act and Family Court proceedings would be considered assets.


Special Statement


Because facility is a 24/7 (open) operation, shift work (days, evenings, weekends and holidays) is required.




Pay Grade:  TE 18  


Salary Range:  $22.28 - $29.48 Hourly


All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer


 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For questions or concerns, please contact


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