Opportunities

This page features opportunities within Sexual Health Nova Scotia as well as at its member-centres throughout the province. All member-centre hirings are done through the Board of Directors of each autonomous member-centre.

Most of our member-centres are always looking for engaged volunteers for their Board of Directors or day-to-day operations. If you have any interest in volunteering, contact your local member-centre today.

 

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PROJECT LEAD – Sexual Violence and Intellectual Disability

Sexual Health Nova Scotia (SHNS) is the representative organization of the autonomous sexual health centres across the province. SHNS and its Member Centres promote positive sexual health across the lifespan, in an inclusive environment that respects and supports choice.

The AFFIRMATIVE project aims to prevent sexual violence among people with intellectual disabilities (IDs) by providing training and updated resources for professionals, volunteers, care partners, and others engaged in the fields of sexual violence prevention and/or intellectual disability support. This project is funded by the Department of Community Services through the Sexual Violence Strategy.

The Project Lead will develop and deliver a train-the-trainer program, create additional educational resources, and conduct community engagement for this project. This position reports to the Provincial Coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and consult with an Advisory Committee of specialists, community members, and individuals with IDs to receive their input on the project.
  • Create (or update existing) educational resources on sexual violence and intellectual disability.
  • Develop and deliver a train-the-trainer session for 10-15 participants
  • Support train-the-trainer participants to offer additional training sessions in their communities.
  • Perform various community engagement and promotional activities, including public presentations and media interviews.
  • Conduct a formal evaluation of the project upon completion.

Qualifications

The ideal applicant will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of training and experience)
  • Strong understanding of sexual violence prevention
  • Strong understanding of intellectual disability, preferably with experience working directly with individuals with IDs
  • Experience in teaching and/or facilitation
  • Experience in developing and/or facilitating professional training workshops
  • Understanding of the train-the-trainer model
  • Basic expertise in project evaluation, data gathering, and reporting
  • Project management skills
  • Commitment to working within a sex positive, feminist, and LGBTQ+ inclusive framework

Position Type: Term contract until March 31, 2018.

Location: Remote work within Nova Scotia (some travel may be required)

Hours: 28 hours per week

Salary Band: $40,000 - $45,000

Application Deadline: May 29, 2017

To apply, please send a full CV and cover letter detailing your interest to shns.affirmative@gmail.com.