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Employment Opportunities

1EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
>>> Senior Safety Coordinator with Lunenburg County Seniors’ Safety Program


The Lunenburg County Seniors’ Safety Program is a community-based program that is a project of Lunenburg County Seniors’ Safety Partnership Society and managed by Bridgewater Police Service in partnership with the RCMP.

BACKGROUND
The Lunenburg County Seniors' Safety Program (LCSSP) is a free confidential community-based non-profit service that works collaboratively with BPS, RCMP, and many community partners to help address the safety concerns of older adults residing in Lunenburg County. Service is provided through awareness campaigns, advocacy, community outreach projects, educational programs, community presentations and one to one service on referral. Referrals of individuals age 65+ are accepted, but this service may be expanded to assist those age 60+ who are on limited income and are not affiliated with DCS.

The day-to-day operation of the program is the responsibility of the Seniors’ Safety Coordinator.

The coordinator works in close partnership with local police agencies and a large network of local, provincial, and federal partnering agencies.

Supervisor: Bridgewater Police Chief, in partnership with RCMP District Commander. The LCSSP is overseen by the Lunenburg County Seniors’ Safety Partnership Society.

QUALIFICATIONS
The Seniors’ Safety Coordinator has the following qualifications or equivalent work experience:

  • Post-secondary education from a recognized institution in social work, health, or other related field as well as previous experience working with seniors. A combination of education and experience may also be considered
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that meets the needs of the client base
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated, responsible, and professional work ethic
  • Proficient with computers including word processing, data collection & collation, and presentation software
  • Ability to maintain social media presence (to inform and promote awareness of safety issues, community opportunities & supports)
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills as well as the ability to organize and facilitate meetings
  • Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license
  • The successful candidate must provide/clear police check, vulnerable sector records check
  • Willingness to pursue educational opportunities to enhance role

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Seniors’ Safety Coordinator is responsible for the following:

> Community Awareness and Education

  • Provide education and awareness about safety issues such as elder abuse, crime prevention, scams & frauds, personal safety, and well-being
  • Present to senior groups and senior-serving organizations as requested
  • Support effective relationships between older adults and law enforcement
  • Maintain a high level of communication and interaction with the members of the Bridgewater Police Service and RCMP

> Collaboration with Community Partners to Enhance Services for Vulnerable Older Adults

  • Share community education program delivery whenever possible.
  • Attend meetings where appropriate with allied professionals; build networks and collaborate to improve services in Lunenburg County
  • Work collaboratively with other Seniors’ Safety Coordinators/Programs

> Client Services

  • Assess and triage referrals received; arrange direct client meeting if required
  • Provide information and refer client to appropriate services; arrange case conferences as needed
  • Perform other duties as required

Hours of work to be determined.

TO APPLY OR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If this role sounds like it's ideal for you, please contact Bridgewater Police Service at 902-543-2464 for more information or you may forward your cover letter and resume in confidence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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Please note: Currently, our Communications Technicians positions are filled, however we frequently have opportunities arise for interested candidates. Even though positions are currently filled, if this posting interests you we still encourage you to apply per the steps outlined below. We will retain all CVs/applications submitted and will refer back to them in the future as postings become available. Thank you!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN (PART-TIME)

Bridgewater Police Service is inviting applications from professional and responsible individuals to fill the following part-time position: Communications Technician.

These half-time positions are responsible for dispatching on-duty patrol officers and completing necessary documentation with impeccable accuracy and efficiency. The Communication Technician is also responsible for front-line service to the public (telephone and in-person), whether contacting the office for an emergency or a general inquiry.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of a high school diploma. Post-secondary education is preferred and considered an asset The candidate must be computer literate and comfortable learning and navigating new programs and systems.

Although experience in a policing, emergency services, or a dispatching environment is preferred, training will be provided. A high level of tact, diplomacy, and the ability to handle sensitive heated situations in an appropriate and professional manner in combination with a high level of organization, accuracy, and attention to detail are key qualifications.

The successful candidate must also submit to a security clearance, including Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector checks.

To download the detailed job description, please click here: https://www.bridgewaterpolice.ca/document-library/employment/49-bps-comms-technician-2021-job-description/file

Those interested in applying may submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Patty Sleep
c/o Bridgewater Police Service
45 Exhibition Drive,
Bridgewater, NS
B4V 0A6

Or candidates may also submit files electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..