Competition # : 38537
Department: Community Services
Type of Employment: Student
Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG
Closing Date: 4/5/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The primary responsibility of the Department of Community Services (DCS) is to ensure the basic needs of individuals and families are met by providing financial support to persons in need and by protecting children and adults at risk. The Department of Community Services is committed to a sustainable social service system that promotes the independence, self-reliance, and security of the people we serve. This will be achieved through excellence in service delivery, leadership, and collaboration with our partners. Together, these programs and services form a secure and predictable social safety net for vulnerable Nova Scotians
In order to better provide services and meet the needs of Nova Scotians, DCS is in the midst of a shift in how programs and services are designed, delivered, and managed province wide. The department is working to improve results and outcomes for income assistance recipients, persons with disabilities, and families (including children and youth in care).
We aim to:
DCS will benefit from the fresh perspectives, ideas, and energy the successful candidate will provide. The Department will offer unique opportunities to gain exposure to government processes/practices and to the various elements of large-scale public-sector shift. The successful candidate will gain extensive knowledge of the public sector, social service delivery systems, government decision-making and communications, and other concepts relevant to their education.
The successful applicant will provide support to project teams on a number of key initiatives. Key responsibilities associated with this work include research, analysis, design and documentation of business processes, development of procedures and training materials, and providing regular status updates to project leads. Other activities include coordinating, supporting, and developing communications to internal and external stakeholders, creating presentations and other communication material as needed, and providing general support to the project team.
The following skills and experiences are considered essential:
The following skills and experiences are considered assets but not required:
Additionally, the right candidate for this position should be an individual looking to actively contribute to an innovative environment. They should also be a self-motivated individual who wants to learn more about government processes and mechanisms and is able to produce results when working independently or within a team environment.
Work is primarily in-person with potential for remote work 1-2 days per week
Duration is for approximately 14-18 weeks (May 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023)
Pay Grade: HOURLY
Salary Range: $17.25 – $28.12 Hourly
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.