Northern Lights College
  • 06-May-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Fort St John, BC, CAN
  • $34.18 - $42.60
  • Hourly
  • Temporary, Full Time

$0.50/hour in lieu of benefits, 6% vacation and 4.2% statutory holiday pay included with each pay.

Term of App't: Monday - Friday, 7 hours per day (until September 2021)

Start date: Immediately

Reporting to: Director of Student Services


$34.18 - 42.60/hr, depending on experience and qualifications as per the BCGEU Faculty Collective Agreement. Temporary employees receive an additional $0.50/hour in lieu of benefits, 6% vacation and 4.2% statutory holiday pay included with each pay.


The Learning Support Specialist (LSS) is a regional position supporting students learning and wellness. This is a key position in NLC's student retention strategy and in NLC's students in distress plan. This individual will meet with students in person, or at a distance to help them identify barriers to their success. The LSS will help students develop skills to overcome these barriers as well as link them to internal and community resources.

This position will be responsible for creating and offering student success workshops to groups, in both face to face and online webinar formats. The position will look at the students' whole well-being and success as many factors in a student's life can contribute to their success in school. The LSS also connects with community resources to provide on campus wellness education in areas such as mental health, substance abuse, etc. As well, this individual works with students who have been placed on academic probation.

This is a regional position that will be based at our Fort St. John campus. There may be some travel throughout the region, which would be required year round. Some evening and weekend work may be required on a scheduled basis in order to meet students' needs.


Requirements for this position include a minimum Bachelors' Degree in Education, Adult Education or Social Work, or a related field (e.g. Nursing, Communications, etc.) and 3-5 years experience in the post secondary education field or a related field, or a combination of education and related experience may be considered. As well experience and training in student wellness, learning strategies and retention is essential.

The LSS must be able to demonstrate the ability to make presentations and prepare presentation material, for both in person presentations and online webinars. This person must be capable of organizing all aspects of hosting a workshop. This person must have a thorough knowledge of the local, regional and provincial resources available to students and be able to refer students to other departments within the college, going to outside agencies as required.

Proven ability to work positively within a team, with a demanding workload, changing priorities, and continuous interruptions is a must. We are looking for someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills and ability to multitask. Ability to maintain confidentiality is required. Must demonstrate proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office, Internet research and hosting a webinar. Current drivers' license and willingness to travel to other campuses a minimum of 2 days a week.

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