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Job Posting: Inclusion Facilitator

JOB TITLE: Inclusion Facilitator

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

A. GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Under the direction of the Executive Director and in accordance with the NSACL’s mission and vision, the Inclusion Facilitator is responsible for family leadership, support, family advocacy, and facilitation of programs.

B. NATURE & SCOPE


The Inclusion Facilitator reports to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will work with individuals and families along with members of family committees and networks. They will liaise with other NSACL staff, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Department of Community Services, Department of Health and Wellness, Labour and Advanced Education, and other community and government agencies.

Additionally, they will facilitate our Life Transitions: School to Community Inclusion program and may develop and facilitate additional programs in the future. Approximately 40% of this position will focus on the Life Transitions program, with 60% spent on a variety of family support tasks and research. These allocations are approximate only, as workflow can change depending on organizational requirements.

C. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Family Networking

  • Build relationships with family support networks across Nova Scotia

  • Develop and maintain family support networks both in person and with online platforms

  • Track family supports requested and provided

  • Attend family support events to learn about new resources

Family Advocacy

  • Provide advocacy support to families and individuals

  • Provide advice and support to NSACL staff and others in the provision of advocacy support to families

  • Empower and educate families to be good advocates for themselves

  • Identify gaps and barriers affecting families and regularly bring forward this information to the Executive Director for provincial public policy advocacy purposes

  • Identify and link families to provincial networks and services

Program Facilitation

  • Liaise with schools and community organizations connected to Life Transitions participants

  • Recruit youth participants for Life Transitions program

  • Review/Adapt/update learning modules and materials Plan and facilitate weekly Life Transitions sessions with youth

  • Lead team meetings with participant support teams

  • Maintain participant files

Education & Communication

  • Contribute information for our social media platforms, website, and newsletter

  • Research and develop training materials for families and others who support people with ID

Research & Data Collection

  • Maintain family data tracker

  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge database of the services and supports available in the region(s)

  • Research current options for housing in Nova Scotia, alternative models being used and/or developed in Nova Scotia and other jurisdictions

  • Stay apprised of best practices for inclusive education, employment, and housing.

Other

  • Participate in work-related training and development opportunities as required

  • Conduct research to support policy review/changes

  • May require some travel within Nova Scotia

  • Other related duties as required

  • Some evening and weekend work required, including one regularly scheduled evening per week

D. QUALIFICATIONS

Competencies include:

  • The ability to maintain and promote confidentiality

  • The ability to use current technologies such as word processing, e-mail, and social media

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • The ability to prioritize work

The successful candidate will need:

  • Post –secondary degree or diploma with a focus on Human Service, such as Social Work, Child and Youth Study or disability supports

  • Previous experience working with persons with an intellectual disability and families

  • Excellent communication skills including written and oral

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Must have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Please submit your cover letter and resume to inform@nsacl.ca by 4 p.m. on August 4, 2020.

This is a full-time term position until March 2021, with a possibility of an extension.

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