Community Animator


The Opportunity

Bathurst, NB Healthcare Services and Wellness Experienced Part-time

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic individual committed to the vision, values and philosophy of inclusion. The Community Animator position is part of a Social Inclusion Program for persons with disabilities in New Brunswick. This position will be located in Bathurst. The successful candidate will work in Bathurst and the surrounding areas. This is a part-time contract position for 20 hours/week.

The Community Animator will assist individuals with an intellectual disability to develop opportunities for social inclusion within their communities.

What you'll do


  • Development of personal support networks;
  • Facilitating connections to community;
  • Developing partnerships with community organizations to promote inclusive practices.

What you'll need


  • Post-secondary education in the social sciences or human services and/or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Valid driver's license, a reliable vehicle necessary for work related duties and willingness to travel throughout the assigned work area and province;
  • Strong computer skills and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to work independently and work flexible hours;
  • Current and valid Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Persons Check.

We're looking for

Core Skills

  • Strong planning skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Knowledge and experience in community development and engagement strategies
  • Excellent time management skills, the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and maintaining flexibility while doing
  • Strong oral and written communication, including presentation skills
  • Excellent problem solving and creative thinking skills
  • Previous experience in working with persons with disabilities, knowledge of inclusive practices, and knowledge of the local co
  • Demonstrated stakeholder collaboration and/or partnership development;
  • Fluently Bilingual (French and English) mandatory

A little bit about us

New Brunswick Association for Community Living

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is looking for enthusiastic, energetic individuals committed to the vision, values and philosophy of inclusion. We are very proud to be a 2017 Globe and Mail Employee Recommended Workplace Award winner. Come and join our #teamawesome!

NBACL is a provincial, voluntary, nonprofit organization that works on behalf of children and adults with an intellectual disability and their families to ensure that persons with an intellectual disability live meaningful lives and participate in society as valued and contributing members. NBACL works with the individual, their families, employers, educators, governments and communities to change lives, change communities and defend rights.

New Brunswick will be an inclusive society in which all citizens feel that they belong, and in which all individuals have the means and opportunity to participate in the social and economic life of the province (NBACL/ANBIC, 1999).

Our staff members work provincially, based out of our six regional offices located in Fredericton (head office), Moncton, Saint John, Edmundston, Bathurst and Miramichi.

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