Youth Health Centre Coordinator – Public Health

Nova Scotia Health Authority

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager Healthy Communities, the Youth Health Centre Coordinator (YHCC) is an active member of the Healthy Communities Public Health Team and works within the Public Health Standards and Protocols and a Health Promoting Schools Approach, guided by the Public Health, Health Promoting Schools Standards.

The YHCC provides leadership, informal assessment, service navigation, youth engagement, and support for youth associated with the assigned school facility and its immediate community. The YHCC champions youth health, and health equity and facilitates youth engagement as a component of health-promoting schools. The position works with youth and fosters cooperation and collaboration among school administrators, teachers, SchoolsPlus, guidance, student/youth support workers, primary health care, mental health and addictions, and other community partners to ensure youth have access to support, programs, and services within the school and community that promote health. The YHCC models and provides safe, equitable, and inclusive youth support and understands the diverse experiences of the school and the surrounding community

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree in a relevant health care discipline (registered nurse, occupational therapist, social work, nutritionist).
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a relevant field is required; directly working with youth is preferred.
  • Registered/licensed with your regulated health care discipline, college or association is required (registered nurse, occupational therapist, social work, nutritionist).
  • Must be bilingual in French and English both written and oral
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team both within the organization and in the community
  • Ability to critically assess situations, and navigate complex scenarios using sound decision-making and a non-judgmental , trauma-informed approach in supporting youth.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in creating opportunities for meaningful youth engagement and fostering youth leadership.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of health, health equity, and the impact on health outcomes for youth, families, and communities.
  • Experience in the application of public health principles and practices, partnership development, and community development
  • Experience relevant to children and youth, health promotion strategies in school and community settings preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.

  • Status / FTE / Hours Bi-weekly
  • Start / End Dates (temporary positions)
  • Shiftwork / Call / Rotation / etc

Compensation and Incentives
  • 1 Permanent Part Time: .83%, 70 Hours Bi-weekly
    • 0.83 FTE Youth Health Centre Coordinators –

      Coordinators work 70 hours biweekly for an approximate ten-month period, aligning with the school calendar year. Their salary is pro-rated to 0.83 FTE, paid over a twelve-month period, contributing to a period of leave over 8 weeks during a pre-determined summer break in July and August.