Student Internship, Island Employment – Port Hawkesbury

  • Location: Port Hawkesbury
  • Deadline: April 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Student Internship Term

Island Employment, an innovative and dynamic organization with 19 years of experience in providing employment programs and services to residents of Cape Breton, is currently seeking to fill the full time term position of Student Internship at Nova Scotia Works-Island Employment Port Hawkesbury location.
Island Employment is an innovative and dynamic organization currently seeking students to fill a Student Internship position within our Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre. Working cohesively within a team of career development professionals and alongside the Information Resource Specialists (IRS), the Student Intern at Island Employment will support the organization’s goals of providing employment and career assistance to individuals accessing our services.

The duties of this position consist of supporting the IRS (Information Resource Specialist) with the following tasks, but are not limited to:
– Develop and maintain internal records, files, databases, and resource centre information
– Input, analyze and review historical data to help understand operational trends and patterns
– Book/manage client appointments and manage flow of service delivery within the resource centre
– Assist clients in the preparation of job search materials, the use of technology, and providing general advice
– Refer incoming clients to appropriate interventions or resources where appropriate
– Manage the job board in the resource centre
– Record accurate meeting minutes for weekly staff meetings
– Maintain, in strict confidence, individual client information and records
– Support the delivery of front end/job search services to all Nova Scotians
– Provide youth with job search support
– Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:
– This is a designated position. Island Employment is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. Island Employment encourages applications from qualified First Nations people, Francophone, Immigrants, African Nova Scotians, persons with disability, racially visible persons, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who contribute to the diversity of our community. (Please self-identify in your cover letter)
– Preference will be given to students studying in the fields of human services, human resources, education, social work, social sciences, and humanities.
– Bilingual (French) required
– Experience delivering services and support in a client-centered work environment
– Strong computer skills across the Microsoft Office suite combined with reliable typing speed and accuracy
– Working knowledge of the labour market and educational/training opportunities at the local/provincial levels and beyond
– Well versed in job search techniques and familiarity with career related resource materials
– Successful candidate will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement

Personal Attributes:
– Motivated by a passion for helping others to develop positive client relationships
– Brings a consistent energy and enthusiasm to the workplace
– Effective listener and communicator, with the ability to adapt style and delivery to a broad range of diverse clientele
– Collects information and data with precision, accuracy and attention to detail
– Able to handle a high volume of interactions in a dynamic and fast paced environment
– Quickly learns new software and technologies
– Always acts in a professional, ethical and confidential manner

The students will be supervised and mentored by the Operations Manager.
Hours of Work: The hours of work for this position are Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, at the Island Employment office, 811 Reeves Street, Unit 6, Port Hawkesbury, NS.
Term: 16 weeks, beginning May 11, 2020.
Positions Available:
There is one (1) Student Internship positions available, conditional on funding.

To Apply for this position:
Email your resume and cover letter to the address below with the email subject line, Student Intern Position May 2020 .

Please note that only emailed applications will be considered.
Deadline for Submissions:
Wednesday April 22nd, 2020 at 4:30 pm.
We thank you for your interest in NS Works Island Employment; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. References will only be contacted for those that have been selected for an interview.