New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is committed to transforming lives and communities. The College is currently seeking a dynamic and competent individual for the position of In-Community Indigenous Support Coordinator (Counsellor I). When you work at NBCC, you are a valued team member and a part of a community of leaders who are driven by learning excellence and social and economic development.
This is a Term employment opportunity for the period of September 2023 to August 2024, with the possibility of extension, located at Tobique First Nations (Neqotkuk).
As part of the Academic, Innovation and Student Affairs division, and reporting to the Academic Chair of Arts, Community and Protective Services, the In-Community Indigenous Support Coordinator will provide students with culturally responsive support and coaching services for the in-community Social Services Community Worker (NBCC) Program. Moreover, the Support Coordinator will jointly liaise with the Neqotkuk Child and Family Services Steering Committee.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Work closely with the NBCC Academic Chair School of Arts, Community and Protective Services, Instructor, and the Neqotkuk Child and Family Services Steering committee to support the program.
- Work closing with Neqotkuk SSCW Steering Committee to plan and respond to needs of students, instructors, facility etc.
- Organize regular meetings with the Steering Committee to provide updates, concerns, progress, etc., setting the agenda and other meeting logistics.
- Ensure the Wolastoqey perspective and voice in the program planning process.
- Create strong relationships with students and faculty to establish a safe, productive learning environment.
- Collaborate with NBCC Student Services to best support student success.
- Help students to keep up to date with assignments.
- Attend classes and support instructor and students, when needed.
- Proactively refer students to the appropriate student support services based off their individual needs.
- Diploma or Degree in field of Social Sciences or Education with relevant field experience.
- Preference may be given to candidates with 3 years of recent and related experience.
- Demonstrated experience with program coordination and coaching will be considered an asset.
- Preference may be given to candidates who have worked within Indigenous Child and Family services.
- Excellent knowledge of the Wolastoqey culture, the legacies of colonialism, and the impacts on the community will be considered an asset.
- Must possess a valid New Brunswick driver's license.
- Highly flexible with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to navigate and build relationships effectively throughout the organization.
- Working Knowledge proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills, analytical ability, and innovative thinking.
- Self-motivated, service and results oriented.
- Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and within a team.
- A desire for continuous learning and growth.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Preference may be given to candidates who have experience working in a post-secondary environment.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet these qualifications on their resumes.
Other combinations of education and experience may be considered as equivalent. Subject to competition response, the minimum qualifications may be raised.
Work With Us
- A culture that is focused on nurturing a sense of belonging for all employees.
- A competitive salary range of $1,994 to $2,388 bi-weekly.
- Become a member of the New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan.
- Opportunities for professional development and training.
- NBCC supports the wellbeing of its employees. We provide free access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
- Paid sick and vacation leave.
- Volunteer leave.
- Tuition Reimbursement Programs (Employee: Tuition Reimbursement Program AND Family: Tuition Reduction Benefit - Spouse and Children).
This position is a unionized position where the terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the NBUPPE - Education (Consultation and Development) collective agreement for the College.
All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.
The New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is committed to being flexible in its operations and to the wellbeing of its employees. This includes considering reasonable requests for alternative work arrangements, when feasible, to meet the changing needs of the College and its students. In order to ensure our student needs are met, flexible work arrangements cannot extend beyond the New Brunswick border. NBCC employees must be living in a location that is a reasonable distance from one of our seven work locations around the Province.
We promote an equal opportunity work environment.
All interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed application, with a resume, online by September 24, 2023. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.