Company : IWK Health

Req ID: 152179

Department/Program : Children's Intensive Services, Mental Health & Addictions Program

Location: Halifax

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Start Date: May 2023

Union Status: Non-union, Management/Non Union Bargaining Unit

Compensation: $20.9533 - $26.1917 /hour

Closing Date: May 11, 2023 (Applications are accepted until 23:59 Atlantic Time)

IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across Nova Scotia. People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other's talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.

Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq people. Working in Mi'kma'ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.

The Opportunity

Accountable to the Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Program, the Administrative Assistant provides high-quality administrative and organizational support for the day to day operations of the Teams such as coordinate schedules, maintains records and fi les, and provides organizational support to teams and committees. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Provides high level support to the Manager and maintains a high degree of confidentiality with all issues; Creates written correspondence and proofreads/edits material for accuracy; Types/transcribes reports photocopying and distributes accordingly; Provides administrative support to committees chaired by the Manager(s); Provides logistic and organizational support for conference planning including arranging travel, booking and expense recovery; Organizes and maintains electronic and hard copy fi ling system including personnel fi les and recruitment processes; Assists with budget tracking and monitors financial expenditures, as required; Assists in the development of reports, including gathering and compiling information; Answers telephone/e-mail inquiries and communicates messages and information accurately with follow-up, as appropriate; Other related duties as assigned.

Hours of Work

Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 (flexible)


  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Graduate of a recognized Office Administration, Business or Secretarial Program required.
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience providing administrative/secretarial support to management level required.
  • Keyboarding skills of 60 wpm required; maximum four (4) allowable errors.
  • Excellent judgment, diplomacy and discretion in handling confidential and/or sensitive information required.
  • Demonstrated superior IT skills with a thorough working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook and Database Programs (SAP/HASP) required.
  • Proven time management and problem-solving skills required.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills required.
  • Proven ability to act decisively and to exercise a high degree of initiative and self-motivation required.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and/or supervision required.
  • Demonstrated high regard for quality, accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a stressful environment with multiple deadlines and concurrent activities required.
  • Experience with MEDITECH, eSource and Internet an asset.
  • Competencies in other languages considered an asset.

Keyboarding and IT Testing will be conducted on short listed candidates (i.e. typing speed, Microsoft Office documents, etc.)

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.

Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.

This is a Management/Non Union bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

An offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials. Additionally, as per Nova Scotia's COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre's obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis

If you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant.

Additional Information

Halifax, NS, Canada
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