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Job Posting: Safer Spaces Live-in Residence Coordinator

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Hours: 9:00 pm-9:00 am on-site for emergencies; possibility of casual support shifts outside of these times

Start date: November 25, 2020

Posting closing date: Until the job is filled

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multiservice, not for profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and their families at a critical turning point in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive positive and lasting change. We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness.

Safe Spaces is an emergency crisis housing project for victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Engaging with the NSTAY (Nova Scotia Transition and Advocacy for Youth) program, this project will provide youth in crisis with a safe space to stay so they can stabilize and take the first steps to regain control over their lives. Often times, for this clientele, the shelter system and the domestic violence system can feel unsafe and/or unwelcome.

The YWCA Halifax is seeking a Live-in Residence Coordinator to join our innovative, client-centred team of individuals who work together to create safer spaces for youth experiencing sexual exploitation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be able to assess risk and respond accordingly to ensure the safety of all residents
  • Must be able to work as part of a team, communicate effectively, and maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times
  • Experience and commitment to working within confidentiality guidelines
  • Good communication skills: able to negotiate and enforce policies, provide support and encouragement and accurately maintain written logs
  • Knowledge of sexual exploitation and/or experience working with victims/survivors of sexual exploitation will be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a shelter environment will be considered an asset.
  • Certification in Non-violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid and CPR, ASIST or willingness to obtain these at the start of employment
  • Subject to Criminal Records check with Vulnerable Sector search and a Child Abuse Registry search

Essential duties of the position

  • Follow safety protocols
  • Supportive role for participants in crisis and emergency situations
  • Light cleaning duties and yard work
  • Be available for any overnight emergencies
  • Work in close liaison with the Housing Coordinator and Peer Outreach Workers to provide wrap-around services to clients
  • Attend professional development training, as needed

Compensation and incentives: This position offers a furnished bedroom with a separate bathroom. The following utilities are included: heat, hot water, electricity, Wi-Fi, along with parking. There will also be a weekly/monthly stipend for food. Additionally, this position is suitable for students seeking an experiential learning opportunity. There will be professional development opportunities at no cost to the successful candidate. 


If interested, please forward your cover letter and resume, in one document, with the position title in the subject line, to: Danielle Hodges – NSTAY Manager at d.hodges@ywcahalifax.com.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until suitable candidates are found. No phone calls, please.

 

 

Title:                       Finance and Administration Assistant
Classification:      Permanent, 1.0 FTE -Position
Compensation:     $15-17/hr plus vacation, health & dental and parking

Hours:                    Typically 37.5 hours/week
Deadline:               Position will remain posted until filled

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change.  We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness.  Our four program focus areas include: promoting the health, wellness, and leadership of women and girls; advancing women’s economic and housing security; delivering quality, accessible, early learning and childcare; and working to end violence against women and girls.

 

Job Description: The Finance & Admin Assistant, reporting to the Director of Operations, is responsible for finance related duties including; processing of accounts payable, assistance with accounts receivable, invoicing for programs, reconciliations and other accounting tasks as required. The Finance & Admin Assistant is also responsible for general office administration duties such as purchasing office supplies, filing, general office systems management and providing administrative support to the Executive Director and other directors and managers as required. The Finance & Admin Assistant will also assist Fund Development with events and donor recognition.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Post-secondary education in finance and administration at the college level. Work experience in a related role. Previous finance experience. Strong attention to detail and high degree of accuracy. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a high level of computer literacy and administrative skills. Working knowledge of Excel and accounting software preferred. Working knowledge and familiarity with non-profits would be considered an asset. Working knowledge of Quickbooks would be considered an asset.

 

Why work for the YWCA

Staff at YWCA Halifax enjoy a supportive and dynamic team environment, a commitment to staff growth, a connection to the national and international YWCA movements, learning from colleagues in a multiservice agency, and a strong shared vision.

 

Why YOU should apply

Even if you don’t have all of the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate.  If you have finance experience with strong attention to detail and a passion for numbers and accuracy, we want to hear from you.  Take a chance and apply.  Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

 

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com  – Attention: Shannon Steele, Director of Operations. No phone calls please. YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Facilitator – GirlSpace

 We are looking for passionate and ambitious Facilitators interested in running a weekly program for youth this school year!

 GirlSpace is a cyberviolence prevention program for girls and gender non-conforming youth aged 12-16. This youth-led program and its discussion topics are adaptive, and will depend on the interests and learning styles of participants. Girlspace intends to provide a safe space to facilitate these discussions while helping participants build life skills, increase awareness, foster resilience, and encourage collaboration. This year, GirlSpace may be delivered virtually, in person, or a combination of the two. As such, applicants will need reliable access to a computer and a stable internet connection.

 

GirlSpace Facilitators will be responsible for moderating youth-led discussions while providing a safe non-judgmental space and providing support where necessary. Duties will include:

  • using an open-minded approach to working with youth;
  • planning and delivering programs at junior high schools;
  • supporting youth to take leadership roles within their programs;
  • assisting with Youth Advisory Council events including peer leadership training and other community projects;
  • ongoing documentation and reporting; and
  • assisting with other tasks pertinent to the YWCA youth programs as required.

The Facilitator contributes to the advancement and achievement of the YWCA mission, vision, values and guiding principles.

 

Qualifications and Experience: You have experience working with youth programming and a knowledge of and interest in youth engagement and community development strategies from an equitable and anti-oppressive perspective. You also have experience working with diverse youth in a facilitator capacity. You have strong organizational skills, are reliable and dependable and are comfortable in a leadership role. If you are pursuing further education in Gender Studies, Social Work, Education, Child and Youth Studies, Health Promotion, International Development Studies or a similar field, this position might be a great fit for you. Access to a reliable vehicle, computer, and a secure internet connection are required. First aid certification and willingness to provide a current Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks are required.

 

This is a part-time, contract position (without benefits) Part-Time ($15/hour; 6-10 hours/week; November 2020 – mid-June 2021 – depending on school calendar). Facilitators report to YWCA Halifax’s Open New Tab Team Lead.

 

Please apply by sending a Cover Letter and Resume to Stephanie Albert, GirlSpace Coordinator, at s.albert@ywcahalifax.ca by 4:00 pm on Friday November 11, 2020.

 

 

 

 

Facilitator – GuySpace

 

We are looking for passionate and ambitious Facilitators interested in running a weekly program for youth this school year!

 

GuySpace is a cyberviolence prevention program for boys and gender non-conforming youth aged 12-16. This youth-led program and its discussion topics are adaptive, and will depend on the interests and learning styles of participants. Guyspace intends to provide a safe space to facilitate these discussions while helping participants build life skills, increase awareness, foster resilience, and encourage collaboration.  This year, GuySpace may be delivered virtually, in person, or a combination of the two. As such, applicants will need reliable access to a computer and a stable internet connection.

 

GuySpace Facilitators will be responsible for moderating youth-led discussions by providing a safe non-judgmental space and providing support where necessary. Duties will include:

  • using an open-minded approach to working with youth;
  • planning and delivering programs at junior high schools;
  • supporting youth to take leadership roles within their programs;
  • assisting with Youth Advisory Council events including peer leadership training and other community projects;
  • ongoing documentation and reporting; and
  • assisting with other tasks pertinent to the YWCA youth programs as required.

The Facilitator contributes to the advancement and achievement of the YWCA mission, vision, values and guiding principles.

 

Qualifications and Experience: You have experience working with youth programming and a knowledge of and interest in youth engagement and community development strategies from an equitable and anti-oppressive perspective. You also have experience working with diverse youth in a facilitator capacity. You have strong organizational skills, are reliable and dependable and are comfortable in a leadership role. If you are pursuing further education in Social Work, Education, Child and Youth Studies, Health Promotion, Gender Studies, International Development Studies or a similar field, this position might be a great fit for you. Access to a reliable vehicle, computer, and a secure internet connection are required. First aid certification and willingness to provide a current Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks are required.

 

This is a part-time, contract position (without benefits) Part-Time ($15/hour; 6-10 hours/week; November 2020 – mid-June 2021 – depending on school calendar). Facilitators report to YWCA Halifax’s Open New Tab Team Lead.

 

Please apply by sending a Cover Letter and Resume to Joseph Dorrington, GuySpace Coordinator, at j.dorrington@ywcahalifax.ca by 4:00 pm on Friday November 11, 2020.

Casual Housing Support Staff                            

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Hours: Casual shifts during weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays

Wage: $15.00/hour with opportunities for professional development

 

The YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multiservice, not for profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and their families at a critical turning point in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive positive and lasting change. We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness.

 

Safe Spaces is an emergency crisis housing project for victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Engaging with the NSTAY (Nova Scotia Transition and Advocacy for Youth) program, this project will provide youth in crisis with a safe space to stay so they can stabilize and take the first steps to regaining control over their lives. Often times, for this clientele, the shelter system and domestic violence system can feel unsafe and/or unwelcome.

 

The YWCA Halifax is seeking casual housing support staff to be available for on-call shifts at the Safe House in Dartmouth, N.S.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to NSTAY participants at Safe Spaces
  • Assist with programming, including meal preparation
  • Log writing and other administrative duties
  • Attend quarterly staff meetings
  • Basic maintenance and cleaning duties
  • Other duties as directed by the Management or the Safe Spaces coordinator

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a supportive role
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds
  • Good communication skills: able to negotiate and enforce policies, provide support and encouragement and accurately maintain written logs
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Certification in Non-violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid and CPR, ASIST or willingness to obtain these at the start of employment
  • Enthusiasm and affinity for work with youth and young adults
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to work in an environment that is not always predictable
  • Must be able to provide a current Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record check with a Vulnerable Sector check upon hiring

Assets:

  • ECE, Child and Youth, or Social Services degree/diploma from a recognized educational institute or equivalent
  • Knowledge of sexual exploitation and/or experience working with victims/survivors of sexual exploitation will be considered an asset.
  • Training and experience in conflict resolution
  • Experience with program delivery
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

If interested, please forward your cover letter and resume, in one document, with the position title in the subject line, to: Danielle Hodges – NSTAY Manager at d.hodges@ywcahalifax.com.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until suitable candidates are found. No phone calls, please.

 

Housing Support Worker

Reports to: Housing Manager

Classification: Full time – Permanent: typically (37.5 hrs/week), 

Remuneration: To be determined based on experience and education

Closing Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020

Other: Must have a valid driver’s license and consistent access to a reliable vehicle.  

 

YWCA Halifax is Nova Scotia’s largest, multi-service organization for, by, and about women and girls.  We transform lives by providing a continuum of critical services and programs that build capacity for lasting positive change.  We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness. Our housing programs support women and children who face multiple barriers to safe, affordable housing. Our Housing First approach has been recognized nationally and our participant-centred program has proven successful in the more than ten years it has been operating. 

We are seeking an experienced front line worker to join our dynamic and creative housing team.  Reporting to the Housing Manager, the Housing Support Worker is part of a team that believes that women have a right to quality, affordable housing and the supports they need to be successful in life.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work or related fields such as sociology, psychology, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with individuals who have multiple barriers, women who are homeless or at risk, women living in poverty and/or those who face mental health and addiction concerns. 
  • Experience in case management and delivery of direct support services required.   
  • Strong advocacy skills and the ability to work collaboratively with community partners.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Exceptional communication (both written and oral) skills.  
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, computer literacy. Familiar with HIFIS (Homeless Individuals and Families Information Systems, a national database that tracks statistics related to homelessness) and SPDAT considered an asset.  
  • Must have First Aid/CPR, ASIST and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training or a willingness to obtain these upon being hired.
  • Subject to Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search and a Child Abuse Registry search.

Essential Duties of Position

  • Advance the mission and vision of the YWCA Halifax.
  • Responsible for direct service delivery to participants in a housing setting: case management, home visits, advocacy.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with external program partners including the Department of Community Services, health care professionals, etc.
  • Responsible for achieving goals/objectives/outcomes, and reporting on results in relation to work plans. 
  • Ensures that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the YWCA Halifax.
  • Ensure that participant information files are properly maintained and kept confidential.
  • Train and supervise students and volunteers
  • Must be available for emergency and On-Call duties.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply, including but not limited to, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous peoples, woman identified Trans and queer folks. 

 

Please forward resume and cover letter as one document, by midnight on Sunday, August 16th to jobs@ywcahalifax.com Attn: Krista Dunn – Housing Manager 

 

        

Substitute Early Childhood Educator

Reports to:  Director, YWCA Early Learning and childcare

Job Classification: Casual, Hourly

Hours: Varies

Salary:  $12.55 per hour (untrained/min-wage) – Or if trained – $15/$17/$19/per hour (depending on classification level)

Location:  Halifax NS 

Deadline for resume submissions: Open until filled

 

Position Summary

The Early Childhood Educator substitute is expected to work with regular full-time ECE staff within established guidelines of the YWCA and within the policy, procedures and regulations of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Food Safety Guidelines to deliver a quality childcare program.

 

General Competencies 

Must be a team player with proven skills in caring for children in a group setting.  Must have a professional attitude and effective communication skills.  Must have common sense, sound judgment and decision-making skills. Must be able to implement appropriate programs according to policies and practices.  Work can be demanding both physically and mentally.  Must be a good communicator.

 

Qualifications:

  • Preferred – Level 1, 2, or 3 ECE Qualified as recognized by the province of Nova Scotia 
  • Food Handling/Safety Certificate would be an asset
  • First Aid with Infant CPR
  • Child Abuse Record Check
  • Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Program Implementation

  • Work with full-time staff respecting established routines for the children.
  • Provide for active physical play both indoor and outdoor.  Maintain playgrounds by ensuring that fire escape routes are kept clear of toys, and debris.
  • Create a warm, pleasant and inviting atmosphere and ensure that all areas in and out of the classroom are kept tidy, clean, and in good order and repair.
  • Devote the whole of working time, attention and energies to the care of the children.
  • Communicate with children with respect and at their own individual and developmental level and set realistic behaviour expectations following the YWCA Behavior Guidance Policy.  Support children in developing problem- and conflict-solving abilities.

Health and Safety

 

**All Employees must adhere to and follow YWCA COVID-19 Early Learning Centre Operational Plan, rules, regulations and guidelines.

 

  • Maintain personal hygiene.
  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times and in accordance with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development regulations, ratios,  and YWCA policies and procedures
  • Follow established procedures for diapering, toilet training, hand washing, and safe and healthy food handling. Ensure that children with allergies and other special conditions receive the appropriate food and other accommodations.  Follow procedures for the administration of medication.
  • Understand and follow strategies for the prevention of communicable diseases.
  • Ensure all dangerous product and equipment is kept out of the reach of children.
  • Follow protocols regarding communications with parents, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Release children only to authorized people.
  • Remain calm during drills and emergency evacuations.

Communication /Professionalism:

  • Respect the confidentiality of all information related to the children and their families as well as any non-published information pertaining to all YWCA programs and operations. 
  • Maintain a courteous and professional relationship with co-workers, supervisor, other employees, and families of the children.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with parents and greet parents and children warmly at drop off and pick up times.

Working Conditions

  • Caring for children is physically and mentally demanding.
  • Work requires heavy physical effort for lifting, bending, stooping, carrying and reaching overhead
  • Work may require long periods of standing or walking
  • Work may require dealing effectively and calmly with emotionally volatile situations

How to Apply

Please submit resume with cover letter to the attention of: Kerri Johnson, Director, YWCA Early Learning and Childcare by email k.johnson@ywcahalifax.ca

 

 

Early Childhood Educator

Reports to:  Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care

Job Classification: Term (possibility of full-time) September to January (4 months) – 42.5 hours per week

Salary:  Based on Classification Level

Benefits: Pension, Medical/Dental, monthly bus pass, generous vacation, sick / health & wellness days. 

In addition to above, all YWCA Full-time employees receive a “Y” day (additional paid day off.)

Location:  Halifax, NS 

Deadline:  August 21, 2020

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change.  We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness.  

Position Summary

The Early Childhood Educator is expected to work within established guidelines of the YWCA and within the policy, procedures and regulations of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Food Safety Guidelines to deliver the planned quality childcare program.

General Competencies 

Must be a team player with skills in caring for children in a group setting.  Must have a professional attitude and effective communication skills.  Must have common sense, sound judgment and decision-making skills.  Work can be demanding both physically and mentally.  Must be a good communicator.

Qualifications

  • Must hold a valid ECE Classification Level 1, 2 or 3
  • Food Handling/Safety Certificate would be an asset
  • First Aid with Infant CPR ( Level C)
  • Child Abuse Record Check
  • Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Implementation

  • Work in a team setting respecting established routines for the children.
  • Provide for active physical play both indoor and outdoor.  Maintain playgrounds by ensuring that fire escape routes are kept clear of toys, and debris.
  • Create a warm, pleasant and inviting atmosphere and ensure that all areas in and out of the classroom are kept tidy, clean, and in good order.
  • Devote the whole of working time, attention and energies to the care of the children.
  • Communicate with children with respect and at their own individual and developmental level and set realistic behaviour expectations following the YWCA Behavior Guidance Policy.  Support children in developing problem- and conflict-solving abilities.
  • The practice of child and educator self-reflection is key to our quality program

Health and Safety

**All Employees must adhere to and follow YWCA COVID-19 Early Learning Centre Operational Plan, rules, regulations and guidelines.

  • Maintain personal hygiene.
  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times and in accordance with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development regulations, ratios,  and YWCA policies and procedures
  • Follow established procedures for diapering, toilet training, hand washing, and safe and healthy food handling. Ensure that children with allergies and other special conditions receive the appropriate food and other accommodations.  Follow procedures for the administration of medication.
  • Understand and follow strategies for the prevention of communicable diseases.
  • Ensure all dangerous product and equipment is kept out of the reach of children.
  • Follow protocols regarding communications with parents, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Release children only to authorized people.
  • Remain calm during drills and emergency evacuations.

Communication /Professionalism:

  • Respect the confidentiality of all information related to the children and their families as well as any non-published information pertaining to all YWCA programs and operations. 
  • Maintain a courteous and professional relationship with co-workers, supervisor, other employees, and families of the children.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with parents, greet parents and children warmly at drop off, and pick up times.

Working Conditions

  • Caring for children is physically and mentally demanding.
  • Work requires heavy physical effort for lifting, bending, stooping, carrying and reaching overhead
  • Work may require long periods of standing or walking
  • Work may require dealing effectively and calmly with emotionally volatile situations

How to Apply

Please submit resume with cover letter to Kerri Johnson – Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care by email: k.johnson@ywcahalifax.com, or by mail to YWCA Halifax, 358 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax NS B3R 1V8.   


Before and After School Program Assistant

Reports to:  Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care 

Job Classification: Part-time / Regular 25 hours per week

Salary:  Based on Qualifications and Experience

Benefits: Comprehensive benefit package

Location: Rockingstone Heights School, Halifax, NS 

Deadline:  August 21, 2020

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change.  We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness.  

Position Summary

The Program Assistant is expected to work within established guidelines of the YWCA and within the policy, procedures and regulations to deliver the planned quality before and after school program.  The Program Assistant receives daily instruction from the Program Lead in the implementation of program plans, menu plans and delivery. The Program Assistant works in collaboration with the Program Lead to assist in the creation of daily programming plans and/or activities. The Program Assistant leads students in a variety of settings and assists in delivering a variety of indoor and outdoor games and activities.

General Competencies 

Must be a team player with skills in caring for children/students in a large group setting.  Must have a professional attitude and effective communication skills.  Must have common sense, sound judgment and decision-making skills.  Must be reliable, flexible and dependable. Work can be demanding both physically and mentally.  Must be confident in their verbal/written communication skills.

Qualifications

  • Education in Early Childhood Education/ Child and Youth Studies, Community recreation and /or related experience in child care or recreation setting 
  • Minimum 1-year experience working with children
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Food Handling/Safety Certificate would be an asset
  • Standard First Aid and CPR 
  • Child Abuse Record Check
  • Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Check 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Implementation

  • Work in a team setting respecting established routines for the students.
  • Provide for active physical play both indoor and outdoor.  
  • Create a warm, pleasant and inviting atmosphere.
  • Devote the whole of working time, attention and energies to the care of the students.
  • Communicate with children with respect and at their own individual and developmental level and set realistic behaviour expectations following the YWCA Halifax NS-BAP Early Learning Behavior Guidance Policy.  
  • Support children in developing problem- and conflict-solving abilities.

Health and Safety

**All Employees must adhere to and follow all COVID-19 rules, regulations and guidelines related to this position.

  • Ensure that students are supervised at all times and in accordance with YWCA policies and procedures in conjunction with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Department of Community Culture and Heritage standards and guidelines.
  • Follow established procedures for hand washing, and safe and healthy food handling.
  •  Ensure that students with allergies and other special conditions are documented and communicated to program staff to ensure students receive the appropriate food and other accommodations. 
  •  Follow procedures for the administration of medication.
  • Understand and follow strategies for the prevention of communicable diseases.
  • Ensure all dangerous product and equipment is kept out of the reach of students.
  • Follow protocols regarding communications with parents, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism.  Release students only to authorized people.

Communication /Professionalism:

  • Respect the confidentiality of all information related to the students and their families.
  • Maintain a courteous and professional relationship with co-workers, supervisor, other employees, and families of the students.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with parents, greet parents and students warmly at drop off, and pick up times.

Working Conditions

  • Caring for students can be physically and mentally demanding.
  • Work may require heavy physical effort for lifting, bending, stooping, carrying and reaching overhead.
  • Work may require sustained periods of standing or walking.
  • Work may require dealing effectively and calmly with emotionally volatile situations.

How to Apply

Please submit resume with cover letter to Kerri Johnson – Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care by email: k.johnson@ywcahalifax.com, or by mail to YWCA Halifax, 358 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax NS B3R 1V8.   YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. No phone calls