Careers

Title: Administration & Operations Assistant

Department: Operations

Reports to: Director of Operations

Classification: Full-time, 1 Year Term (with possibility of extension)

Hours: 37.5 hours a week

Remuneration: Based on qualifications and experience, Comprehensive benefits package

Start Date: ASAP

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.

Job Overview

The Administrative Assistant is a key resource to the Operations team, including Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, and the Executive Director. The Administrative Assistant provides confidential, strategic and operational support by planning, organizing and performing a variety of administrative tasks and project work. These tasks require independent judgment and time management skills in prioritizing multiple demands and completion of tasks within tight deadlines.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree or diploma in business administration, related field of study or equivalent experience.
  • Understanding of finance and accounting would be an asset.
  • To be able to work effectively as a team member and to maintain an open, communicative, and supportive working environment.
  • Independent judgment and time management skills.
  • Effective interpersonal, and organizational skills, high level of computer literacy, ability to maintain collaborative partnerships, internal and external to the organization.

Essential Duties of the Position

Human Resources Support

  • Updating staff phone/cell phone lists.
  • Creating Staff IT/equipment logs/lists.
  • Entering data into the HR database.
  • Auditing and updating current employee files.
  • Other projects as delegated by operations and HR.

Finance Support

  • Assist with processing of accounts receivable and payable functions in accordance with YWCA policy and procedures.
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • Enter Payroll records into Payroll database.
  • Billing Support
  • Cheque Deposits
  • Support account reconciliation and month end processes.
  • Provide reports and supporting documents as required.
  • General finance Assistance

Executive Director and Senior Management

  • Supports Visa reconciliation
  • Prepares and distributes Board meeting documents
  • Takes Board Meeting Notes
  • Coordinates and collects Executive Director’s signature on required documents.
  • Helps to coordinate and set up meetings with external stakeholders and partners.

General Admin Duties

  • Orders office supplies as needed.
  • Keeps a record of general office supplies in the supply room and keeps the supply room tidy and organized.
  • Maintains accurate files electronically and in hardcopy to ensure responsible administrative records.
  • Receives, reviews, and prioritizes incoming mail and email, referring materials to Directors for action as appropriate and following up on outstanding items.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned within the scope of their role.

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: Nicole Yeadon, Human Resources Coordinator.


Title: Before and After School Program Lead (BAP Program Lead)

Reports to: Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care

Job Classification: Term (school year), Part-time / Regular 25 hours per week (Mon-Fri) – eligible to be renewed the following school year

Salary: Based on NS ECE classification level

Benefits: Comprehensive benefit package

Location: Central Spryfield Elementary, 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.

Position Summary

  • The Program Lead 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.
  • Responsible for the coordination, management and delivery of the program through the creation and implementation of the daily program and menu (snack) planning.
  • Ensures the program is operating according to all required and mandatory YWCA & BAP standards.
  • Works in collaboration with the Program Assistant by providing them with daily instruction, guidance and support in regards to the implementation of the overall program.
  • Develops plans and leads students in a variety of settings and delivers a variety of indoor and outdoor games and activities.

General Competencies and Responsibilities

  • Must be a team player with skills in supervision and caring for children/students in a large group setting.
  • Has a professional attitude, positive leadership and effective communication skills.
  • Must have culture awareness, sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Reliable, flexible and dependable.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work in collaboration with monitoring and evaluation partners to complete self-assessments, program validation, and assurance of program standards.
  • Communicate with students with respect and at their own individual and developmental level and set realistic behavior expectations following the YWCA Halifax NS-BAP Early Learning Behavior Guidance Policy.
  • 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 protocols regarding communications with parents, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism. Release students only to authorized people.
  • Maintain a courteous and professional relationship with YWCA centre director, HRCE PP supervisor, co-workers, other employees, and families of the students.

Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma in Early Childhood Education/ Child and Youth Studies, Community Recreation and /or extensive related experience in a child care or recreation setting
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with children
  • Supervisory/Leadership training or experience
  • Food Handling/Safety Certificate – or willing to obtain
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C
  • Child Abuse Record Check, Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Check

Working Conditions

  • Caring for students can be physically and mentally demanding.
  • Outdoor programming/activities is a major requirement of the program
  • 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 emotional situations

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.

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. No phone calls, please.


Title: Before and After School Program Assistant (BAP Assistant)

Reports to: Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care

Job Classification: Term (school year), Part-time / Regular 25 hours per week (Mon-Fri) – eligible to be renewed the following school year

Salary: Based on Qualifications and Experience

Benefits: Comprehensive benefit package

Location: Central Spryfield Elementary, 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.

Position Summary

  • The BAP Program Assistant receives daily instruction from the Program Lead in the implementation of program plans, menu plans and delivery.
  • Works in collaboration with the Program Lead to assist in the creation of daily programing plans and/or activities.
  • Leads students in a variety of settings and assists in delivering a variety of indoor and outdoor games and activities.

General Competencies and Responsibilities

  • Must be a team player with skills in caring for children/students in a large group setting. Has a professional attitude and effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and decision-making.
  • Reliable, flexible, and dependable.
  • Confident in their verbal and written communication skills.
  • Communicate with children with respect and at their own individual and developmental level and set realistic behavior expectations following the YWCA Halifax NS-BAP Early Learning Behavior Guidance Policy.
  • Ensure that students are always supervised 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.
  • Maintain a courteous and professional relationship with co-workers, supervisor, other employees, and families of the students.
  • Follow protocols regarding communications with parents, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism. Release students only to authorized people.

Qualifications

  • Education in Early Childhood Education/ Child and Youth Studies, Community recreation and /or related experience in a childcare 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 Level C
  • Child Abuse Record Check
  • Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Check

Working Conditions

  • Caring for students can be physically and mentally demanding.
  • Outdoor programming/activities is a major requirement of the program
  • 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 emotional situations.

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.

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. No phone calls, please.


Position Title: Housing Support Worker

Department: Housing

Reports to: Housing Manager

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

Schedule: Weekdays 9am-5pm, with some weekends and evening

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

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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree/diploma in Social Work or related field such as, Sociology, Psychology, Social Services or other related field of study.
  • 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.
  • Must have First Aid/CPR 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 the community and in a housing setting
  • Completing By Name List referrals and taking part in the community Coordinated Access System
  • Assisting participants to secure and maintain, safe, affordable housing.
  • Connecting participants to support services such as: mental health and addictions support, etc.
  • Assisting with move in and move out of participants including helping secure and move furniture and belongings, and cleaning.
  • Working with the Operations and Facilities Manager and Property Managers to ensure repairs and maintenance are completed in apartments.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with external program partners including Department of Community Services, Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia, Landlords, other Housing and service providers, 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 kept up to date and confidential.
  • Train and supervise students and volunteers
  • Must be available for emergency and On Call duties on a rotational basis

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.

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.

Please forward resume and cover letter in one document to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com Attn: Krista Dunn – Housing Manager.


Title: Newcomers Support Programs Coordinator

Department: Community Programs

Classification: Full Time, Regular, Non-Management; Non-Exempt, until March 31st, 2023, with the possibility of renewal

Hours: Typically, 37.5 hours/week (extended hours as required)

Salary: Based on qualification and grant funding

Start Date: ASAP

Other: Must have access to a reliable vehicle. Significant travel required.

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.

The Newcomers Support Programs Coordinator will lead several initials that support newcomers to Canada. These include:

Financial Literacy: Coordinating and facilitating financial literacy workshops and one-on-one financial literacy support with local and rural newcomers throughout Nova Scotia as requested by community partners as well as through proactive outreach. This includes a “Rural Road Show” of financial literacy workshops and individual sessions in rural areas of Nova Scotia for one month usually Fall (November – Financial Literacy Month).

Income tax clinics: in partnership with other organizations in HRM and across the province, providing income tax clinics for newcomers, as well as providing 1:1 support to complete income tax and apply for benefits. Usually one “Rural Road Show” is organized around tax season to connect with newcomers outside of HRM.

Next Accelerator project: part of a YWCA Canada project that involves supporting Newcomer families to navigate barriers and enrol for Canada Learning Bonds and RESPs.

Conversation Club: usually held twice a week, but this is dependent on the availability and needs of participants; for Newcomer women to learn and practice English through conversational workshops on financial literacy, Canadian culture, and other relevant topics.

Newcomer Peer Leadership: support the delivery of peer-based service delivery to enhance and build capacity for Newcomer women.

YWCA Halifax is seeking a strong leader to join our dynamic and creative team. Candidates will have the capacity and experience to coordinate all activities involved in this program, as well as ensuring all YWCA procedures, policies, and budgets are followed. Coordination activities include:

  • Implementing appropriate systems to ensure monitoring of program activities, including maintaining the program budget.
  • Maintaining appropriate program record-keeping in accordance with YWCA policies and procedures, and confidentiality/privacy policies and program funder’s requirements.
  • Responsible for completing accurate reports to funders within deadlines, and in collaboration with the Community Program Manager; providing regular program reports as requested by the Community Programs Manager.
  • Supports partnerships, extension work, and other activities within YWCA movement.

Qualifications and Experience

  • You have a background in a related field such as international development studies, accounting, finance, social work, sociology, education, health promotion, or equivalent.
  • You have lots of experience facilitating group-based programming and have good knowledge of financial concepts such as budgeting, banking, taxes from a newcomer perspective, credit cards, debt, smart shopping.
  • You have lived experience as a Newcomer to Canada, or you have experience working in Newcomer populations.
  • You are someone who can be self-directed and work independently, but also able to be part of a team. You are organized with administrative and financial management skills and have a high level of computer literacy.
  • You can communicate effectively, both orally and written, and have experience in report writing. Teaching English as a Second Language and/or financial literacy certifications are considered assets.
  • · Have completed or willing to complete Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax program and/or training program through H&R Block or similar.

All staff must ensure high levels of confidentiality of both participants and fellow staff. Access to a reliable vehicle and adequate insurance is required for this role. Must also have completed First Aid and CPR training, and a Police Back Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.

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.

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: Danielle Hodges, Senior Director of Programs.


Title: Live-In Residence Coordinator: SHYM 2

Department: Housing

Reports to: Housing Manager

Classification: Permanent, Live-in Position

Hours: 10-15 hours a week with overnight on call hours

Remuneration: This position offers an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment, including heat, hot water, electricity, and free parking.

Start Date: ASAP

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.

Program Overview

Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM) provides supportive housing, parenting support, and life skills development for at risk young single mothers ages 16 to 24. SHYM is open to young mothers in their third trimester of pregnancy or who are independently parenting their child or children and are in need of supportive housing. SHYM also provides housing for at risk single mothers who are attending a post-secondary institution full-time.

Role of the Live-In Residence Coordinator

  • Conduct routine, non-licensed inspections of facilities; does an inspection once a week of all interior and exterior common areas, parking lot, outside grounds, and all entrances.
  • Ensure fire protection equipment is properly maintained and up to date.
  • Support the coordination of licensed inspections as required.
  • Support the coordination of major maintenance and repairs under the direction of the Facilities Manager.
  • May be requested to show units to potential clients and completing both in and out inspections.
  • Cleans, performs minor paint jobs and repairs to vacant units for new tenants as necessary.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and reports risks associated with the building, takes appropriate actions to address or alleviate risk, completes incident reports and reports these to Housing Manager.
  • Advance the mission and vision of the YWCA Halifax.
  • Must be available for emergency and On Call duties.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be able to assess all maintenance issues on site and assist in coordinating repairs with the Facility Manager and/or Contractors.
  • Must have First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training.
  • Subject to Criminal Records check with Vulnerable Sector search and a Child Abuse Registry search.
  • Must have experience working within confidentiality guidelines and always maintaining a high degree of professionalism.
  • Must be able to set and maintain professional boundaries.
  • Must be comfortable working in a women and children only building and from a women-centered perspective.

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.

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: Krista Dunn, Housing Manager. No phone calls please.


Title: Entrepreneur Support Coordinator – Business Builders

Department: Community Programs

Classification: Part-Time, Term until March 31st, 2023

Salary: Based on qualification and grant funding

Hours: Approximately 10 hours/week (extended hours as required)

Start Date: ASAP

Other: Must have access to a reliable vehicle. Significant travel required.

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.

Entrepreneur Support Coordinator (ESC) – Business Builders (BB)

Business Builders is a program aimed at helping newcomer women discover and develop their entrepreneurial ideas into reality. Participants will increase their understanding of basic business concepts through in-class learning as well as learning from industry experts on key business topics such as taxation, marketing, building a network and business plan writing. They will also be connected to peer entrepreneur mentors who will support participants to expand local business knowledge, business etiquette and business plan development.

Over the last 2 years since the program began, Business Builders has developed a growing community of entrepreneurs and we are now seeking a passionate and organized individual to support this community and the Program Coordinator. Candidates will have the capacity and experience to provide support related to the activities of this program, as well as ensuring all YWCA procedures, policies, and budgets are followed.

The ESC is a part time position, and the role is responsible for second stage participant support following in-class completion of the Business Builders Program. This may include access to networking opportunities, funding applications, market set up/management, exploring new Program partnerships, peer mentoring support, business plan writing, as well as risk management of program activities.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • You have had formal business training and/or entrepreneurial experience (may include owning/operating a business and/or experience working with a small business), as well as knowledge of local business landscape and current business development opportunities.
  • Communication skills are key! In this role you will be working collaboratively with partners, internal and external to the organization, as well as working with participants to support and motivate them, so strong interpersonal skills are required.
  • As this program is delivery in a hybrid model with components delivered virtually and in person, it is essential that you have a high level of computer literacy. YWCA Halifax also uses the suite of Microsoft Office products so existing knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel is helpful.
  • You are organized and have strong administrative skills to support participants and the coordinator in completing program reports, business plans, and other basic administrative and finance processes. This includes meeting deadlines as well as maintaining program notes for purposes of planning and evaluation.
  • You can work effectively independently, but also as part of the BB and YWCA Halifax team.
  • You may have some understanding of trauma-informed practice, intersectional feminism and working with Newcomer communities.

Must have access to an adequate home work space and internet in order to facilitate programming. All staff must ensure high levels of confidentiality of both participants and fellow staff. Access to a reliable vehicle and adequate insurance is required for this role. Must also have completed First Aid and CPR training, and a Police Security Check and Child Abuse Registry.

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.

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: Marcus Baksh.


Family Home Childcare (FHCC) Consultant

Title: FHCC Consultant, FHCC Program

Department: Family Home Childcare (FHCC)

Reports to: Family Home Childcare Manager

Classification: Term until July 1, 2022 (with a possibility of extension), Full-time 37.5 hours per week, Non-Management, Salaried.

Remuneration: Based on Nova Scotia ECE classification and experience, parking and mileage expenses reimbursed.

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Bedford, 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 and girls.

Family Home Childcare Program

YWCA Halifax’s Family Home Childcare Program is the largest in Nova Scotia, serving over 35 Family Home Day Care Providers for Children. Our mission is to help provide safe and quality childcare for children from infancy to school age in a private home setting at no cost to the provider. As well, as increase the quality and flexibility of early learning and care options available to families. YWCA Halifax works with providers to create an appropriate early learning curriculum that is child-centered, play based, and reflects the cultural diversity of children. We match families to providers that prefer home daycare and provide resources to care providers. We strive for excellence in all that we do.

Role of the FHCC Consultant

  • Responsible for visiting homes, preparing and facilitating play groups
  • Coordinate and maintain the YWCA Halifax Resource Centre
  • Catalogue and maintain inventory of resource materials
  • Ensuring regulations are met at all times
  • Identify and organize professional development training opportunities for care providers
  • Create and monitor record keeping systems for care providers

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE), minimum Level 2 (NSDEECD)
  • Minimum 2 years experience in the ECE field
  • A current First Aid – Level C, Clear Child Abuse Records, Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills with strong computer literacy
  • Exemplary time management skills

Assets

  • Knowledge and familiarity of the Family Home Childcare sector
  • Knowledge of the Nova Scotia Daycare Act and Regulations

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.

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: Monique Walsh.

No phone calls please.


Relaunch Atlantic Team Lead

Title: Relaunch Atlantic Team Lead

Department: Community Programs

Reports to: Community Programs Manager

Classification: Full Time, Term, Non-Management, Non-Exempt

Hours: Typically, 37.5hrs/week (extended hours as required)

Remuneration: Salary To be negotiated, based on experience and education (within the living wage range for Halifax, NS)

Start Date: ASAP

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 and girls.

Program Overview

The Relaunch Atlantic Program aims 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. The goal will also include supporting employers and sectors to better include and retain women in the workplace and diversify their workforce.

Job Description

The Team Lead for Relaunch Atlantic is responsible for the overall goals, supervision and administration of the Relaunch Atlantic program, delivered in partnership with YWCA Moncton and YWCA St. John’s. including project management, planning, organizing, staffing (at Halifax site), leading, growing, and risk management of program activities.

Role of the Team Lead

Experience in creating and maintaining partnerships with stakeholders and gaining community support is considered an asset. Key aspects of this role include Program Management, Financial Management, Staff and Volunteer supervision, Completion of Funder Reports, Grant Development, and the ability to manage all aspects of the project at all participating sites:

For All Sites, including YWCA Moncton and YWCA St. John’s:

  • Collaborates with all staff from each program delivery site.
  • Responsible for training staff and providing program support to team.
  • Facilitate regular bi-weekly meetings with each site staff team, as well as full Relaunch Atlantic team, monthly.
  • Responsible for collecting data and information required for organizational needs and reporting purposes, including, but not limited to, statistics, demographics, and testimonials.
  • Develop and facilitate “Shared Cost” application process with staff teams and participants.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in related field or equivalent experience, understanding of employment programs, career development program management, social work, education, case management, life skills training, or equivalent in an outcomes-based framework.
  • Strong administrative skills, financial management skills, organizational development and advocacy skills and 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, knowledge and interest in youth engagement and community development strategies from a feminist theoretical perspective.
  • Ability to train, supervise, and motivate volunteers and participants.

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.

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: Marcus Baksh. No phone calls please.



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

Remuneration:  $12.55 per hour (untrained/min-wage) – Or if trained – $15/$17/$19/per hour

                              (Depending on Classification Level)

Start Date: January 1, 2022.   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.