Employment Opportunities

Family Literacy Facilitator  

(Job Bank Title: Literacy Coach)

5-6 hours/week, January to June 2020.

Applications due December 15, 2019

Please click for full details and application instructions.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Hants Learning Network Association recognizes the valuable contributions volunteers make to the community. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with HLNA. Note that all HLNA volunteers must go through an informal interview process and provide a criminal record check dated within the last three months. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Tutors for Adults: Tutors receive resources and support from our Tutor Coordinator so they can work one-on-one or in small groups with adult learners who are trying to improve their reading, writing, or math skills. Tutors may also consider volunteering as assistants in HLNA classes.

  • Tutors for Children: Tutors receive resources, support, and supervision from the Tutoring Facilitator as they work one-on-one or in small groups with elementary and middle school students who are trying to improve their reading, writing, or math skills.

  • Drivers: Many HLNA adult students find it hard to get to school due to transportation issues. Volunteer drivers help students get to and from class. 

  • Fundraising Assistants: Help HLNA support our free literacy programs by participating in our fundraising efforts.

  • Fix-It Helpers: Have general "fix-it" knowledge/skills and like to help out? Volunteer for odd jobs around the centre. 

  • Board Members: HLNA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. These community members provide guidance and support to the organization. They generally meet once a month during the school year.



                            Hants Learning Network Association, Windsor, NS


Position Available:

Family Literacy Facilitator


Contract Period:

January to June 2020


Rate of Pay:




Average 5-6 hours/week (after school and evenings) and one Saturday/month



Various sites in West Hants, reliable transportation necessary


Position Scope:

Under the direction of the Hants Learning Network Association (HLNA) and reporting to its Executive Director, and in cooperation with the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education (AVRCE), the Family Literacy Facilitator is responsible for the effective delivery of the “Family Literacy Fun” family literacy program.


The Facilitator is expected to follow best practices as established for family literacy programs in Nova Scotia, including

  • providing programs that are based on the needs of the families and are relevant to their goals and ways of learning

  • adapting programs to reflect individual needs

  • actively involving families in the development of the programs

  • providing a safe environment for families to learn

  • assessing and evaluating programs to ensure all outcomes are achieved

  • using gender/age appropriate and culturally sensitive materials

  • ensuring that appropriate records, reports, and other documentation are accurate and up-to-date


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • plan, prepare, and deliver quality family literacy programs in math, reading, and writing to adults and children in consultation with HLNA and AVRCE staff  

  • arrange program times according to needs of site and participants

  • assess learning materials for bias and appropriateness

  • participate in planning and team meetings as requested

  • prepare lesson plans

  • communicate and consult with program partners on a regular basis

  • create a safe, encouraging learning environment

  • develop appropriate learning activities for program participants

  • maintain an open line of communication with program participants

  • encourage an interest in lifelong learning

  • prepare requested reports in a timely manner

  • maintain accurate and up-to-date records

  • follow guidelines for staff working in AVRCE schools

  • purchase appropriate resources within assigned budget

  • participate in training as requested

  • consult with executive director regularly regarding program planning and resources

  • advise executive director and school principals of any changes in program times, sick time, etc.

  • ensure confidentiality, respect, and professionalism in all matters 



  • must be able to work independently

  • understanding of principles of adult education

  • experience working with adults and children in an educational setting

  • strong knowledge and understanding of literacy development practices

  • comfort with elementary school level math concepts

  • knowledge of children’s literature

  • familiarity with reading strategies

  • proven organizational skills

  • excellent oral and written communication skills

  • sound computer skills



  • university degree in education

  • completion of the Nova Scotia Tutor and Instructor Training and Certification Program


Required Documentation

  • Criminal record check (dated within last three months and provided upon hiring)

  • Child abuse registry check (dated within last three months and provided upon hiring)



To apply:

Email your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

            Katharine McCoubrey, Executive Director, Hants Learning Network 



Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2019.

Hants Learning Network Association - 90 Sanford Drive  P.O. Box 2465, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0  -  (902) 792-6754    hantslearning@hotmail.com     ​

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