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Youth Engagement Coordinator

Date: Jun 7, 2019

Location: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada, B4V 2G9

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 35461
Location: Western Zone, 197 Dufferin Street - Bridgewater
Company: NSHA
Department: 60075042 PH School
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-term  (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Admin Professionals 
Bargaining Unit - NSGEU 
Posting Closing Date: 21-Jun-19


Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.



Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.



Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Job Classification

Please note that this is a reposting of Req 35461 - of you have already applied, you need not re-apply.



Reporting to the Public Health Strategic Partnership and Engagement Consultant, the Youth Engagement Coordinator, Health Promoting Schools is responsible for embedding and supporting the implementation of the UpLift project within the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) model and plans within the South Shore Regional Centre for Education. The Youth Engagement Coordinator will work closely with other members of the Healthy Communities Team to support schools and school communities to implement local HPS action plans. The focus of the position is at the school level where the Youth Engagement Coordinator will engage students as change agents and leaders to improve student health and well-being and build the capacity of adults to support youth engagement in the implementation of HPS. The position requires a strong background in youth engagement, health promotion, understanding of comprehensive school health, community development, knowledge of the school system and a solid track record in building partnerships.



  • Baccalaureate degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Education, Community Youth Development, or other relevant field with relevant experience.
  • Masters’ degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years related job experience.
  • Experience in working with youth including developing and implementing youth engagement, peer mentoring, and knowledge and skills building strategies.
  • Experience in planning, development, and evaluation of health promotion policies and programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of a population health and health promoting schools approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders using a variety of methods.
  • Demonstrated success in building strategic partnerships, networks, coalitions, and collaborative working relationships with a variety of internal and external partners to support HPS planning and work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting with a strong focus on school settings.
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational, and time management skills.  Ability to deal with competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated judgment, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Demonstrated innovative systems thinking with an understanding of working with schools and communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community development and mobilization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in organization and behavior change and social movement theory, theories of school change, critical analysis, strategic framing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Sound written & verbal communication skills.
  • Strong ability to work through conflict and maintain strong relationships.
  • Exceptional time management and priority setting skills.
  • Ability to prepare written reports.
  • Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment.
  • Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment.
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position, including the ability to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Travel will be required for this community-based position- a valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.
  • Successful Applicants are required to provide a Child Abuse Register Check, Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any additional costs as a condition of employment.


Hours of Work

* Long Assignment, Full-time position; 70 hours bi-weekly

* Beginning August 6, 2019 with a duration of July 9, 2021

* Dates are approximate and subject to change


Salary Information

$30.4312 - $38.4277 hourly




Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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