International Services Coordinator (Former Employee) – Halifax Regional Municipality, NS – 28 August 2017
Depending on your position this could be a great work environment, I didn't have supportive management, long hours and nothing was ever considered good enough. Workplace bullies were also a major factor. However, I am sure that's not all departments.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 16 August 2017
Everyday was a learning experience, Department Heads were always willing to share resources and debrief lesson plans with new teachers. Always a challenge to keep students engaged, one of my favourite parts of the job was trying to meet that challenge- the ability to redesign a lesson if it didn't work for one group of students, find a way to make it work, differentiate instruction as a means to guide even differently-abled students to the same outcomes.
School Secretary (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 30 May 2017
Loved working at Lockview High School. I worked under an excellent team of administrators who really cared about the students' welfare. I liked issuing transcripts for the students moving on to the most exciting part of their education.
Working with students about to start their future.
Student Monitor (Current Employee) – Monitor, AB – 17 April 2017
Watching children and getting to experience both their hardships and their accomplishments makes for a rewarding job. The job is not paid well and there are not many hours required but it has its benefits for stay at home moms to return into the workforce
Educational Program Assistant(EPA) (Former Employee) – MULTIPLE SCHOOLS – 28 September 2016
Loved going to work everyday. Enjoyed the challenge. Loved the interaction with both students and teachers. Great way too meet new people. Learn something new everyday. Every child is unique and individual.
Love working with children but the job is high stress with little to no perks
Recreational Program Leader (Current Employee) – Bedford, NS – 14 April 2016
My position allowed me to form wonderful bonds with the children I worked with. I love feeling like I make a difference in their day to day life. The program itself is quite poorly run, with little to no support for staff. We lost 2 staff during the first half of the year which have yet to be replaced which puts a strain on our 15-1 ratio when additional children are placed into groups to make up for lack of staff. The rate of pay is rather low considering the workload, as well as many unpaid days off and no possibility of health/dental coverage.
free child care, fun, everyday presents possibility for new experiences, lasting bonds with children
no benefits, low pay, low hours with no possibility for extra, unpaid PD days, little management support, high noise levels
excellent, smart and funny people to work with, very socialable people
DUTY or LUNCHTIME MONITOR (Current Employee) – Beechville, NS – 24 February 2016
Job started at 11:00 (snack + coffee time) 11:15- 11:55am working with the grade 5 and 6 students. Also grades 7 + 8's @ 12:15-12:55. Making sure they don't run down the Hallways., Supervising them, advised them to throw their garbage away. As, it is always their responsibility to do so. Watching them, observing their behavoir making sure they were safe. I learned to love my job, came into work everyday, worked well with everyone. Never had a problem that I can remember. The hardest part of the job, was working alone, when my co-workers were absent. Love the social interaction between myself + the children., Trying hard not to laugh @ them (silly Behavior) laughed with them. Kids are mostly always happy...
Excel group leader (Current Employee) – Bedford, NS – 11 December 2015
I thought working for HRSB would be a great career with benefits... Not so much I wasn't given hardly any training like I was promised when hired. Looking after a group of 15 or more children is stressful at times especially coming up with fun lesson plans for clubs, art and science, and NO benefits at all! If you are a parent then you won't have any time for after school activities with your child finishing work at 6pm during the week but you do get free after school care working in the program. My work colleagues are great bunch of ladies and we all try to help each other out when needed the salary isn't great and unless you work morning, lunch moniter and afternoon it's hard to get enough hours to pay all the bills