Youth Health Centre Coordinator

Nova Scotia Health Authority

​Req ID: 157182
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, Shelburne/Lockeport Schools  
Department: PH School DGH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (83%FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 22-Jul-24

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

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 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
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

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

  • 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.  

Compensation and Incentives

$33.30 – $42.05 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. (Permanent Long Assignments Only)

Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire. 

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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