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About Us

Crosswinds Occupational Activity Center Inc. is one of 38 agencies in New Brunswick that provides services to individuals with a disability through the Disability Support Program - Employment & Support Services Program (ESSP), formerly known as the ADAPT program. For over 40 years our dedicated staff have been using an individualized approach in assisting persons with a disability to reach their fullest potential.


Our Mandate

To facilitate for persons with a disability an increase in opportunities to develop community connections, improve life skills, and to access education and employment opportunities which result in an improved quality of life.


Our Programs

Crosswinds Center offers a variety of agency-based programs including independent living skills, personal care and hygiene, personal safety, community awareness, cooking and meal planning, recreation and exercise, behavioural support, as well as job exposures and volunteer support.

Crosswinds also supports day program participants in work opportunities including Crosswinds Country Crafters, the Coffee Cart and Hot Lunch program, as well as in-house and off-site contracted work opportunities.


Check out one of our fundraising ventures: Crosswinds Radio Bingo on 92.9FM CJCW

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Find us on Facebook at Crosswinds Sussex

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Community Connections Club

This is a volunteer led group which promotes the development of relationships through community awareness and volunteerism. Participants meet monthly to plan and carry out a variety of activities.


Employment Services

This program provides employment related services for individuals in the Kings County area with a disability, including intellectual or developmental; psychological or emotional; deaf or hard of hearing and blind or visually impaired.

Independent Living Facilities

Crosswinds House is a relatively new concept of Independent Living for Individuals with complex needs. Our goal at Crosswinds House is to

encourage each resident to be involved in their daily lives to the best of their ability. Our mission is to provide long term housing for individuals with a disability while providing opportunities for developing community connections. Residents are guided and taught independent living skills that result in an improved quality of life.

Wanda Steeves, Executive Director

wandasteeves@crosswindssussex.ca


Phone: (506) 432-7500

Fax: (506) 432-7510

For information on a career with Crosswinds, please contact: crosswindscareer@gmail.com

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About Us

Crosswinds Employment Services has been providing professional and confidential employment related services to individuals with a disability living in the rural communities of Kings County, NB since 1995. We offer cross-disability services including intellectual or developmental, mental health, mobility, deaf or hard of hearing, and blind or low vision.


Crosswinds Employment Services has a team of 3 Employment Counsellors who assist job seekers in breaking down barriers to employment. We also provide employer supports to businesses and organizations with a hiring need, who are looking to develop and implement inclusive recruitment and selection strategies.


Crosswinds Employment Services is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick through the Canada-New Brunswick Labour Market Agreements. We are a proud member of the avenueNB Cooperative and work closely with disability-specific organizations and other agencies across the province. This collaboration ensures that our participants receive tailored support and services to meet their unique needs.


At Crosswinds Employment Services, we are committed to fostering an inclusive community where individuals with a disability have equal opportunities for employment. Our collaborative approach ensures that we provide comprehensive support, empowering our participants to achieve their employment goals and succeed in the workforce.

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Individual Services

Our Employment Counsellors take an individualized approach to assist individuals aged 18 and up with setting and achieving their employment goals through career decision-making, skills enhancement, job search and employment maintenance.

This includes job readiness and skills development, resume and cover letter writing, job search coaching, interview strategies and preparation, networking and approaching employers as well as referring to on-the-job support services, government programming, and other community services and initiatives.


Employer Services

Our employer supports are available for small or large businesses and non-profit organizations who have a hiring need and are looking for support in hiring inclusively.

We work with an underrepresented demographic which make up a broad talent pool within our local labour market. Overlooking this cohort of job seekers means employers are missing out on a motivated group of potential employees who boast better safety records, higher attendance, and lower turnover. Businesses, job seekers & community members can profit with inclusion.



Our Team

Stacy Geldart

Employment Counsellor,

Career Development Practitioner

(506) 432-7503 | (506) 433-0204

stacygeldart@crosswindssussex.ca

Julia Mitton

Employment Counsellor,

Career Development Practitioner

(506) 432-7506 | (506) 434-1075

juliamitton@crosswindssussex.ca

Tracy-Lynn Eastwood

Employment Counsellor,

Career Development Practitioner

(506) 432-7502 | (506) 434-2125

tleastwood@crosswindssussex.ca

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For information on a career with Crosswinds, please contact: crosswindscareer@gmail.com.


Any current openings will be posted below.

Complete postings can also be found on Facebook at Crosswinds Sussex.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Documented education/experience in any of the following fields; Human Service Counselling, Personal Support Worker, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) or Registered Behavioural Therapy (RBT) or additional human service certifications or work experience
  • You possess amazing people skills and believe that all people, regardless of disability or challenge, deserve an incredible quality of life
  • You have been trained in Standard Workplace First Aid & CPR
  • You have been an exceptional employee in previous employment situations
  • You are extremely team oriented, adaptable and coachable
  • You have no issues in attaining a clean RCMP Criminal & Vulnerable Sector check


Current Openings

  1. Independent Living Coach: Part-Time, 6-Month Term position, potentially renewable. This opportunity will involve working collaboratively within a residential unit to provide support to 1-2 female residents. Due to Social Development mandate, this candidate must identify as female. Projected schedule: Monday to Friday, 4pm to 9pm each day. Hourly Rate: $22 (no other benefits offered with a PT position). Start date: ASAP. Primary work location: Apohaqui, NB. Deadline to apply June 21, 2024. Please send your resume to crosswindscareer@gmail.com and specify ‘PART-TIME’ in the email subject line.
  2. Independent Living Coach: Casual/On-Call positions (2), This opportunity will involve working collaboratively within residential units to provide home care and life skills coaching to adults with a disability. Casual opportunities are communicated via a mass text system, no hours are guaranteed. Shifts vary and include day, evening and overnight shifts. Hourly Rate: $20. Primary work location: Apohaqui, NB. Deadline to apply June 20, 2024. Please send your resume to crosswindscareer@gmail.com and specify ‘CASUAL’ in the email subject line.
  3. 1-on-1 Support Worker with the Employment Services and Support Program (ESSP), 6-Month Term position, subject to renewal depending on funding. Working under the direction of the ESSP supervisor and working collaboratively with the team to provide meaningful life and pre-employment skill development to adults with a disability. Typical schedule: Mon to Fri, 8:30am to 3:30pm (35hrs/wk). Hourly Rate: $20. Start date: ASAP. Primary work location: 100 Leonard Drive Sussex, NB. Deadline to apply June 21, 2024. Please send your resume to crosswindscareer@gmail.com and specify ‘ESSP’ in the email subject line.