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YMCA Nova Scotia Works Staff

Career Counsellors - Case Managers - Employer Engagement Specialists - Information & Resource Specialists - Job Developers/Employment Support Practitioner - Workshop Facilitators - Operations Managers - Executive Director

 

Career Counsellors

Our qualified Career Counsellors utilize specialized counseling techniques, combined with tools and resources, to provide career guidance that supports clients facing difficult situations, in making complex decisions. The focus of Career Counseling is career exploration, career change, personal career development and other career related issues.
Alicia Serroul
Career Counsellor
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2262
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Case Managers

Case Managers are experienced and certified career practitioners, responsible for assessing client employment or career needs and working collaboratively with the client to develop a Return to Work Action Plan; the plan will consist of a series of steps that will help the client achieve their employment goals.    
Bram Steensma
Case Manager
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2240
Brenda Mercer
Case Manager
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2247
Chalene Rhude
Case Manager
t: (902) 276-5506
Corrie Bunin
Case Manager
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2244
Danielle Kelly
Case Manager
t: (902) 862-8603
Gail Clarke
Case Manager
t: (902) 276-5505
Jenny Ross
Case Manager
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2241
Joanne Davies
Case Manager
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2246
Loretta Littlejohn
Case Manager
t: (902) 862-6155 
Lynn Webb
Case Manager
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2261
Mary Best
Case Manager
Sabreet Ghumman
Case Manager
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2248
Sheila MacAulay
Case Manager
t: (902) 276-5504
Stephanie Peach
Case Manager
t: (902) 276-5502
Tamara Kyte
Case Manager
t: (902) 276-5507
Tammy Marshe
Case Manager
t: (902) 862-3546
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Employer Engagement Specialists

Employer Engagement Specialists ensure that employers have the supports that they need to address their human resource and strategic planning needs by providing appropriate referrals to Government, community and industry programs and services.
Bethany Eyking
Employer Engagement Specialist
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2243
Karen Furey
Employer Engagement Specialist
t: (902) 276-5509
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Information & Resource Specialists

When visiting our Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre you will be greeted by an Information and Resource Specialists, they will provide an orientation to our centers and direct you to the appropriate services.   They also staff the self-service area and maintain our directory of community-based services and employment resources materials.  They can provide information on the labour market information and job opportunities.  They can also support you in your online job search, in creating a resume or cover letter and in applying for jobs via email, fax or online. 
Brenda Haabeka
Information & Resource Specialist
Celeste Campbell
Information & Resource Specialist
t: (902) 276-5513
Divya Joshi
Information & Resource Specialist
Jeannie Burke
Information & Resource Specialist
t: (902) 862-8856
Pranav Gogna
Information & Resource Specialist
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2263
Rachel Webb
Information & Resource Specialist
Yadan Du
Information & Resource Specialist
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Job Developers/Employment Support Practitioner

The Job Developer is responsible for creating job opportunities for individuals who have difficulty marketing themselves to employers.  Job Developers make a crucial link between the job seeker and the local business community.  Job developers understand diverse client needs, prepare clients for employment, make effective client-employer matches, and maintain effective relationships with employers.

The Employment Support Practitioners provides an orientation to workplace duties and responsibilities to clients who are experiencing difficulty maintaining employment for any length of time.  They also act as liaison between the employer and client if required, providing assistance and support to the client post-employment to ensure that successful attachment continues. The Employment Support Practitioners also liaises with employers to identify client supports, such as workplace accommodations
Leslie Yorke
Job Developer/Employment Support Practitioner
t: (902) 276-5503
Louisa Esangbedo
Job Developer/Employment Support Practitioner
& Case Manager
t: (902) 564-9151 press 0
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Workshop Facilitators

The Workshop Facilitator offers short employment related group sessions to enhance the skills needed to conduct a successful job search.  These can include: cover letter/resume; job search strategies/accessing the hidden job market; networking; labour market research; use of internet to access job opportunities; self-marketing; interview techniques; personal presentation for job search; preparing to start a job.
Jen Walsh
Workshop Facilitator
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2264
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Operations Manager

Terri Lynn and Blair are responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centres; they are here to ensure our: facilities are clean, welcoming and accessible, staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional, and services are appropriate, coordinated, and timely.  Reach out any time to let us know how we are doing!
Blair Cameron
Operations Manager (Glace Bay/New Waterford)
t: (902) 276-5501
Terri Lynn Keats
Operations Manager (Sydney)
t: (902) 564-9151 ext: 2242
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Executive Director

Colette provides strategic direction for the YMCA Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centres; she is responsible for public relations, specific to our Employment Services Centres, and community engagement around employment services in the CBRM.  Reach out to discuss employment initiatives in the area or opportunities to collaborate and improve employment outcomes for all Nova Scotians!
Colette Sexton
Executive Director
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