NSTAY Program Coordinator

Nova Scotia Transition and Advocacy for Youth

Title: NS Transition & Advocacy for Youth (NSTAY) Coordinator
Department: Nova Scotia Transition and Advocacy for Youth
Reports to: Violence to Resilience Manager
Classification: Full-Time, Term – Until March 31, 2025 – Dependent on Grant Funding
Salary: To be negotiated, based on experience and education
Hours: Full-time: typically, 37.5 hrs/wk; however, this position will require after hours on-call
Deadline: May 12, 2023
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 and girls.

The YWCA Halifax is seeking a coordinator responsible for the Nova Scotia Transition and Advocacy for Youth (NSTAY) program. NSTAY is a program which provides exploited/trafficked youth with wraparound support and connects them with the services they need.  NSTAY has been developed with a trauma-informed lens and takes a harm-reduction approach.  The coordinator will support the NSTAY Peer Outreach Workers and work in partnership with the Transition and Exploitation Service System (TESS) by brokering and coordinating supports.

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.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Outstanding leadership and demonstrated effectiveness in communication.
  • Strong clinical support skills, high level of computer literacy and advocacy skills.
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of community-based, trauma-informed, and harm reduction practices are essential.
  • Understanding of program support and evaluation in an outcomes-based framework.
  • Must be available for emergency and on-call duties.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to work in an environment that is not always predictable is a must.
  • Must be able to provide current Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record checks 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, (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 humanresources@ywcahalifax.com
Subject Line: NSTAY Coordinator

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com