Location: NEW GLASGOW
Type of Employment: Term
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 11/2/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The Correctional Services division of the Department of Justice is responsible for the administration and operation of community and custody-based programs and services for adult offenders and young persons.
Within the Correctional Services core business area there are two programs: community corrections as well as correctional facilities. Each of these program areas is broken down into closely related activities that have a specific impact on the program's target group.
About Our Opportunity
Correctional Services requires a teacher to deliver educational programming at the Northeast Correctional Facility in New Glasgow. As a teacher, you complete educational assessments, prepare and deliver academic programs and assist individuals with transitioning to the community. Your curriculum knowledge will allow you to adjust to the varying needs of learners, differentiate instruction and collaborate effectively with others. We will rely on your holistic approach in working with other professionals in the case management process of individuals.
Qualifications and Experience
To be considered for this position, you possess a valid Nova Scotia Teaching License (TC 5 or ITC) in addition to experience working with at-risk populations. Experience teaching core subject areas, and familiarity with GED, Adult Learning Program, and Nova Scotia Community College is essential.
You also demonstrate the ability to engage and communicate ideas and information to learners, some of whom have learning difficulties or are not highly motivated. Your knowledge of assessment, differentiated instruction, and classroom management are also strengths of yours. You function successfully as a member of a team, but you also work well in an independent and self-directed manner. Your initiative and motivation are important qualities, as is the ability to stay organized.
Experience in working in a correctional setting, transition planning and awareness of community employment supports would be considered an asset.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.
This is a 24-hour tobacco free environment.
This term position is based in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and has a projected end date of November 28, 2022.
What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
Countless career paths.
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.
Pay Grade: PR 07 - PR 17
Salary Range: $1,880.06 - $3,421.98 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:
Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.
External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to Competitions@novascotia.ca.