Website The North Grove

The North Grove is a dynamic community hub in Dartmouth North

Child Development Program Assistant
Full-time, Term Position

The North Grove strives for a staff composition that is diverse and reflective of the community of Dartmouth North. Individuals who identify as Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, Black, from other racially visible backgrounds, 2SLGBTQIA+, or another group that is underrepresented in workplaces due to discrimination, are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

Priority will be given to members of these equity-deserving groups.

About The North Grove
The North Grove ( is a dynamic community hub, situated in the Dartmouth North community. Our Family and Community Food Centre offers programs, services and space for people to learn and connect through family support, food, and friendship. Our approach is rooted in strengths-based practice. This practice sees all members of our community as having resourceful and resilient qualities and strives to support an individual’s self-determination. We seek applicants who share our commitment to working within this model.

Start Date: Tuesday July 4th 2023
End Date: Friday August 25th 2023
Hours: 35hrs/ week
Wage: $16/hour
Eligibility: To be eligible for this position, you must:
o be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
o be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has
been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
o have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Position Description: The Child Development Program Assistant will help implement successful outdoor summer camps at The North Grove. The ideal candidate will have a genuine desire to work with young children and their families. They will perform administrative and organizational tasks and assist with other programming as required.

What you’ll do:
• Support the planning and facilitation of program sessions;
• Set up the physical space for programming;
• Create program materials;
• Carry out relevant administrative duties;
• Participate in team meetings;
• Interact positively with children and adults with diverse backgrounds and abilities;
• Model positive interactions in program spaces;
• Maintain accurate records of participation;
• Collect participant feedback; and
• Perform other duties that support the program sites, as required.

What you’ll bring:
• Creativity
• Organizational skills
• Enthusiasm
• Sense of responsible/Conscientiousness
• Flexibility
• Ability to perform self-directed work
• Non-judgemental approach

To apply, please mail or email a cover letter and resume in one document to Maryann Borg, Child Development Coordinator (6 Primrose Street, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 4C5/
Applications due: Wednesday May 31 2023

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