Case Coordinator

Website Safer Spaces

Title:                   Safer Spaces Case Coordinator
Violence to Resilience
Reports to:        
Violence to Resilience Manager
Classification:    Full Time, Term
Hours:                  37.5 Hours per week
Deadline:            May 26, 2023
Location:             Dartmouth, NS
Other:                  Travel is required for this position, a valid driver’s license, and reliable vehicle 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.

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 Overview

The Case Coordinator will work closely with the Violence to Resilience programs, focused on supporting victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The Case Coordinator will include engaging in best practices in working with trafficked/exploited youth within Safer Spaces; including assessments, plans and evaluations for case management and solution focused therapeutic interventions for mental health and addictions support, to provide a continuum of care for victims of trafficking/exploitation.  The work will be supported by YWCA’s existing Violence to Resilience team. 

Essential Duties of Position:

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of human behaviour including systems theory, family dynamics, group dynamics, and theories of behaviour change to assist in:
    • Case management
    • Individualized and group programming
    • Therapeutic interventions
  • Awareness of local community resources and agencies to assist in the continual care model and wrap around supports for participants
  • Housing Operations and Coordination
    • Help to develop and manage relationships with participants and staff
    • Support housing operations and facilities support
    • Work with YWCA staff to coordinate support for participants

Qualifications and Requirements

  • The Case Coordinator will hold an undergraduate degree in a related field such as, social work, psychology, sociology, child and youth studies, education, health promotion.
  • They will have a minimum of two years’ experience in case management and service delivery.
  • The Case Coordinator will have an understanding of feminist theoretical perspectives and intersectionality.
  • Also, of issues such as racism/colonialism, violence against women, sexualized human trafficking, sexual health, and poverty.
  • They will have knowledge of, and experience with community-based, trauma-informed, harm reduction practices as well as a strong commitment to ongoing learning and development in these areas and experience working in collaborative environments on complex issues involving multiple and diverse stakeholders.

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, (dis)Ability, 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
Subject Line: Safer Spaces Case Coordinator