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Title: Business Builders Program Coordinator

Department: Community Programs

Reports to: Manager of Community Programs

Classification: Full-Time, Term – Until March 31, 2023.

Hours: 37.5 hours a week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Deadline: December 12, 2022

Location: Halifax, NS

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people 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, girls and gender diverse individuals.

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 the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you are a natural leader with a strong attention to detail and a passion for social justice and gender equity, we want to hear from you. Take a chance and apply. Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

Program Overview A fourteen-week business hub dedicated to helping newcomer women discover and develop their entrepreneurial ideas into reality. Participants will engage in class sessions (both in person and online) to increase their understanding of basic business concepts as well as learn from industry experts on key business topics such as taxation, marketing, building a network and business plan writing. Following the in-class sessions, women will be matched with local business mentors to help them broaden their understanding of the market as they hone their business plan. The hub experience will conclude with an opportunity for all participants to present their completed business plans for review before launching their new business.

Role of the Business Builders Program Coordinator

  • Responsible for overall coordination and administration of the Business Builders Program
  • Developing work plans for areas of responsibility, achieving goals/objects/outcomes and reporting on results.
  • Developing course programming/tracking outcomes and adjusting as necessary
  • Implements regular and robust program evaluation that meets both funder and organizational needs.
  • Ensures that projects and programs are within approved budgets and maintaining accurate financial records.
  • Writes and supports grant proposals.
  • Nurtures and builds meaningful community partnerships.

Qualifications and Requirements

Undergraduate degree in related field or equivalent experience, understanding of program management and evaluation in an outcomes-based framework, strong administrative skills, strong financial management skills, organizational development and advocacy skills and an ability to work independently and in a team environment. In addition, effective interpersonal, supervisory, and organizational skills, high level of computer literacy, ability to maintain collaborative partnerships, internal and external to the organization. Knowledge and interest in working with newcomer communities and community development strategies from a feminist theoretical perspective.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume in one document to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com

Subject Line: Business Builders Coordinator


Title: Step Ahead Program Coordinator

Department: Community Programs

Reports to: Community Program Manager

Classification: Full-Time, Term until Nov 22, 2024

Hours: 37.5 hours a week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Deadline: December 8, 2022

Location: Halifax, NS

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people 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, girls and gender diverse individuals.

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 the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you are a natural leader with a strong attention to detail and a passion for social justice and gender equity, we want to hear from you. Take a chance and apply. Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

Program & Job Description

Step Ahead provides an opportunity for participants to gain skills and knowledge through pre-employment workshops concentrated on career exploration, employment skills development, and personal management skills, such as critical thinking, contingency planning, reliability, etc. Participants will achieve economic independence through individualized support, career and personal development, volunteer and work experience, and mentorship. This program involves a group-based employment skills development component and a paid work placement to support participants’ in reaching career goals.

YWCA Halifax’s Step Ahead Program is an employment program providing women of, 19 or older, an opportunity to achieve the skills and experience necessary to successfully re-enter the workforce, reach their employment goals, and achieve financial stability.

Role of the Step Ahead Coordinator

The Step Ahead Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination and administration of YWCA Halifax’s Step Ahead Program including recruitment and intake of program participants, planning curriculum for classroom programs and facilitating modules, building connections with community partners, coordinating work placements, managing program budgets and completing reports, and risk management of program activities.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • We are looking for individuals with a background in social work, education, case management, life skills training, employment programs, or equivalent.
  • You are someone with understanding of program coordination, planning and evaluation in an outcome-based framework, as well as an understanding of trauma-informed practice.
  • You are someone who can be self-directed and work independently, but also able to be part of a team. And you are organized with administrative and financial management skills, and have a good level of computer literacy.
  • You are able to communicate effectively, both orally and written, and have experience in report writing.
  • Experience in group facilitation and conflict resolution are essential, as well as knowledge of labour market trends, job development techniques, and employment support strategies.
  • It is essential that the successful candidate be comfortable delivering programming virtually. A current First Aid and CPR certificate and clear Child Abuse Records, Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Checks, a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are all necessary.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume in one document to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com

Subject Line: Step Ahead Coordinator


Title: Youth Program Coordinator (YSpace)

Reports to: Open New Tab Team Lead

Classification: Full Time, Term, until March 31st, 2024

Hours: 37.5 hours/week (extended hours as required). Salary pro-rated.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: November 29, 2022.

Other: Must have access to a reliable vehicle. Travel required.

Location: HRM

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people 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, girls and gender diverse individuals.

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 the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you are a natural leader with a strong attention to detail and a passion for social justice and gender equity, we want to hear from you. Take a chance and apply. Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

The Open New Tab program is a multifaceted youth programming initiative that aims to address issues related to cyberviolence in the lives of youth living in the HRM. The YSpace program is a responsive, participant-led, leadership-focused program for female-identifying or trans and nonbinary youth that creates a safe space to explore issues connected to cyberviolence through games, discussion, and collaborative exploration. Youth in our programs learn to speak in front of a group of supportive peers, build self-esteem and confidence, increase their self-sufficiency and well-being, as well as gain valuable leadership skills. YSpace is delivered in junior high schools around the HRM and works in conjunction with the YWCA’s GuySpace program.

The YSpace Coordinator will work alongside the GuySpace coordinator within schools and community locations to deliver the programs; co-develop and co-deliver the peer mentorship programs; develop and deliver training to other youth-serving organizations; facilitate and deliver summer PowerCamp and develop a regional network of programs.

Duties will include:

  • Overall coordination and administration of YSpace program, using a holistic model based on principles of social justice;
  • Ongoing professional connections with local junior high schools and community locations that host youth programming;
  • Supervision of YSpace program facilitators including support, training, and coaching;
  • Ongoing documentation and reporting of programs and activities;
  • Planning and implementation of yearly summer camp and March break camps in line with in-school programming;
  • Support and participation with the Open New Tab youth mentorship program and youth advisory council;
  • Collaboration with the GuySpace Coordinator and Team Lead in Open New Tab projects, planning, administration and evaluation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • You have experience working with youth programming and a knowledge of and interest in youth engagement and community development strategies from a feminist and anti-oppressive perspective.
  • You also have experience working with diverse youth in a facilitator capacity.
  • You have strong organizational and administrative 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, Social Work, International Development Studies or a similar field, this position might be a great fit for you.
  • A current First Aid and CPR certificate and clear Child Abuse Records, Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Checks, a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are all necessary.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume in one document to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com

Subject line: YSpace Coordinator


Title: Casual Housing Support Staff

Classification: Casual, part-time, hourly

Hours: Casual shifts, mostly evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Deadline: November 29, 2022

Location: Dartmouth, NS

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people 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, girls and gender diverse individuals.

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 the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you are a natural leader with a strong attention to detail and a passion for social justice and gender equity, we want to hear from you. Take a chance and apply. Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

Program Overview

Safer Space is a transitional housing project for victims and survivors (ages 18 – 29) of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Engaging with the NSTAY (Nova Scotia Transition and Advocacy for Youth) program, this project provides youth in crisis with a safe space to stay so they can stabilize and take the first steps to regaining control over their lives. The program also provides participants with wraparound support and connect them with the services they need.

Role of Support Staff

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

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 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 Criminal Record check with a Vulnerable Sector check upon hiring.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume in one document to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com

Subject line: Housing Support Staff.


Title: GuySpace Facilitation Assistant 

Department: Open New Tab – Community Programs

Reports to: GuySpace Coordinator; ONT Team Lead

Classification: Part-Time, Term

Hours: 15-20 Hrs/Week

Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Start Date: ASAP

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people 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, girls and gender diverse individuals.

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 the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you are a natural leader with a strong attention to detail and a passion for social justice and gender equity, we want to hear from you. Take a chance and apply. Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

Program overview:

Working with the GuySpace Coordinator, the GuySpace Facilitation Assistant will assist in the overall delivery of youth programming including planning, organizing, researching new content, facilitation of programming, attendance tracking, record keeping, and risk management. The Facilitation Assistant is responsible for co-leading programs for youth ages 11-16 within the HRM. Programs will focus on cyberviolence prevention, as well as youth-led discussions on topics that are adaptive to the needs of participants.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

Knowledge, experience, and interest in youth engagement and community development strategies from a feminist, anti-oppression theoretical perspective; experience working with diverse youth in a facilitator capacity; strong organizational skills; reliable and dependable; comfortable in a leadership role. Education and training in relevant fields (i.e., gender studies, social work. international development, health promotion, sociology, and leadership) is an asset.

Essential Duties of the Position

Duties will include:

  • Reviewing, planning, creating and delivering programs curriculum at junior high schools.
  • Attending regular team meetings, collecting feedback from youth, conflict resolution and crisis management.
  • The Facilitation Assistant contributes to the advancement and achievement of the YWCA mission, vision, values, guiding principles, strategic plan, business plan, and departmental plan.

Youth Programming

  • Prepare and co-facilitate YWCA youth programs at junior high schools
  • Ensure all registration and reporting is submitted to the Program Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Foster positive relationships with school partners and youth participants
  • Offer program and program development feedback to the ONT Team
  • Participate in trainings and meetings related to these programs
  • May also be required to:
  • Participate in Youth Advisory Council meetings and activities
  • Assist in the recording and collection of youth input to be submitted to Coordinators/Team Lead for uploading to the podcast.
  • Maintain appropriate record keeping.
  • Participate in educational and professional development as required

If interested, please forward your cover letter and resume, in one document, with the position title in the subject line to: humanresources@ywcahalifax.com

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.


Title: Overnight Community Navigator

Department: Safer Spaces

Reports to: Safer Spaces Coordinator

Classification: Part-Time, Term – Until March 31, 2023, with possibility of renewal

Hours: 20-25 hours per week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Dartmouth, NS

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people 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, girls and gender diverse individuals.

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 the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you are a natural leader with a strong attention to detail and a passion for social justice and gender equity, we want to hear from you. Take a chance and apply. Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

Program Overview

Supporting victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking with emergency supports such as the designation of an emergency bed for the RCMP HT Team/HRP at the Safer Spaces location; basic needs kits; support navigating available community resources for Provincial Human Trafficking Team, Halifax Regional Police-Human Trafficking Team; and YWCA Safer Spaces/NSTAY (Nova Scotia Transition and Advocacy for Youth) working with victims after regular business hours. This project is designed to address barriers that victims have faced in accessing emergency supports after regular business hours. The project includes supports to address these barriers such as a dedicated staff resource and resource kits.

Role of the Overnight Community Navigator

  • Connecting agencies and organizations with necessary short-term resources
  • Work with Provincial Human Trafficking Team, Halifax Regional Police- Human Trafficking Team, and YWCA Safer Spaces/NSTAY Teams after regular business hours to navigate the needs of victims.
  • Provide support to all residents
  • Basic maintenance and cleaning duties
  • The navigator position would be assigned awake overnight hours, positioned on-site at the Safer Spaces house.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 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 Criminal Record check with a Vulnerable Sector check upon hiring.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume in one document to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com

Subject Line: Overnight Community Navigator

No phone calls please.


Title: Employment Programs Coordinator
Department: Community Programs
Reports to: Manager of Community Programs
Job Classification: Full-Time, Term
Remuneration: Based on qualifications and grant funding
Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: Virtual and YWCA locations in Halifax and Dartmouth

Program Overview

Our employment programs aim to support and empower marginalized adult women with prolonged detachment from the labour force and intersecting identity factors to overcome barriers in achieving employment and to foster employment readiness and success, while also supporting employers and sectors to better include and retain women in the workplace and diversify their workforce. The program provides an opportunity for participants to gain skills and knowledge through pre-employment workshops concentrated on career exploration, employment skills development, and personal management skills, such as critical thinking, contingency planning, reliability, etc. Participants will achieve economic independence through individualized support, career and personal development, volunteer and work experience, and mentorship. This program involves a group-based employment skills development component and a paid work placement to support participants’ in reaching career goals.

Role of the Coordinator

  • Development and implementation of work plans for achieving goals/objectives/outcomes of the program
  • Ensures high quality delivery of digital and in-person programming, and implements a regular and robust program evaluation (meeting both funder and overall organizational needs) to assess the strengths of the program and to identify and assess areas for improvement
  • Planning of the Group-Based Employment Skills (GBES) and its activities in accordance with the mission, goals, strategic directions, and guiding principles of the YWCA
  • Ensures effective management of all financial records
  • Supports partnerships, extension work, and other activities within the YWCA movement

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of program coordination, planning and evaluation in an outcomes-based framework, as well as an understanding of trauma-informed practice
  • Strong administrative skills, strong financial management skills, organizational development and advocacy skills
  • An ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Effective interpersonal, supervisory, and organizational skills, high level of computer literacy
  • Ability to maintain collaborative partnerships, internal and external to the organization
  • Coordinators usually work in an office environment, but programs and projects may take employees to non-standard workplaces (e.g. meetings with employers, etc.)
  • Coordinators usually work a standard work week with pre-set office hours, but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to meet program milestones, deadlines, or deliver programs/services
  • Must have access to adequate work from home space and internet to facilitate programming and practice.
  • A current First Aid and CPR certificate and clear Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Checks

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume in one document to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com Attn: Belinda LeBlanc, Associate Manager of Employment Programs.


Early Childhood Educator – Substitute

Title:                   Substitute Early Childhood Educator

Department:      Early Learning and Child Care

Reports to:         Director YWCA Early Learning and Child Care

Classification:    Casual, Hourly

(Depending on Classification Level)  

Deadline: Posted Until Filled  

Location: Halifax, NS

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people 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 Substitute Early Childhood Educator 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 skills in caring for children in a group setting. Must have a professional attitude and effective communications skills. Must demonstrate sound judgment, decision-making skills, and excellent communication skills. Work can be demanding both physically and mentally.

Role of the Early Childhood Educator

  • Work in a team setting respecting established routines for the children.
  • Provide active physical play both indoor and outdoor. Maintain playground 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 developmental level and set realistic behavior expectations.
  • Support children in developing problem and conflict-solving skills.
  • The practice of child and educator self-reflection is key to our quality program
  • Adhere to Covid-19 health and safety protocols

Qualifications and Requirements

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

Working Conditions

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

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to k.johnson@ywcahalifax.com Attn: Kerri Johnson – Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care. 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 a suitable candidate is found. No phone calls please.