Municipality of the County of Inverness

Family Resource Worker

Cape Breton Family Resource Coalition

The mandate of the Cape Breton Family Resource Coalition is “families working together to build healthier families”.  We are currently seeking highly motivated, self-directed applicants who are interested in becoming part of our Island-wide team.

Family Resource Worker (1) – Full Time/Partial Year – Inverness County; Family Resource Worker (1) – Full Time – Inverness County – Term Position; and Family Resource Worker (1) – Full Time – Cape Breton County

The successful candidates will work out of our offices across Cape Breton.  They are required to develop, organize and facilitate self-directed groups who work together to strengthen and enhance support for families, particularly concerning parenting issues and challenges.  Programming responsibilities include the provision of child focused, adult focused and family focused programming.  The successful candidates will possess a solid understanding of early childhood education and adult education principles.  The candidates must also demonstrate solid analytical, problem-solving, program development and group facilitation skills.  Experience with community development and knowledge of resources available in the community is integral to these positions.  Excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work in a noisy environment and a willingness to travel are essential. Time management and organizational skills are also required.  Specific to the term position referenced above, it may be available for up to one year.

Family Place values the diversity of the people it hires and serves.  We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Family Place are based on Employer needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.  Family Place encourages applications of all ages.  Family Place will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.  Family Place policy requires that the successful candidates must be fully vaccinated re: COVID-19.


  1. Education and Experience
  • University degree or diploma in Early Childhood Education, Social Sciences or related degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Understanding of adult education principles
  • Experience in community development work
  • Minimum two years related experience
  • Previous experience working with families with children that are part of the intended population of the organization
  • A working knowledge of government and community-based programs and services that relate to the intended population’s needs
  • Current certification or willingness to become certified in safe food handling, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid and Infant/Child CPR
  1. Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Capacity to work in both official languages
  • Group facilitation skills using adult education principles
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
  • Excellent organization, time and general management skills
  • Ability to work effectively with participants, volunteers, staff, management, non-profit or publically funded groups, agencies and organizations
  • Non-judgmental and accepting attitude
  • Ability to work in a noisy, busy environment
  • Ability to work in a setting where there can be many interruptions
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of community development principles
  • Demonstrated ability and expressed interest to work with families living in difficult life circumstances
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Accurate record keeping abilities
  • Ability to work effectively independently
  • Ability to follow instructions and make decisions within the parameter of the position

Additional Information

This position requires:

  1. The ability to function both independently and collaboratively
  2. The ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule including evenings and occasional weekends
  3. The ability and willingness to travel
  4. Satisfactory Child Abuse Registry checks and Police Checks
  5. Access to reliable transportation
  6. Packing, lifting, setting up and closing up of community-based program related materials.

Salary:  $20.50 per hour

All applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter or resume that they meet essential qualifications of education and experience in order to be considered for further assessment.  Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references electronically, in Word format, to Janet at

Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Cape Breton’s Family Place Resource Centre

714 Alexandra Street

Sydney, NS B1S 2H4

Attention: Janet MacVicar

Applications will also be accepted electronically in Microsoft Word format at

Application Deadline:  November 18, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.


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