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Available positions: 

Support Worker, Lynn's Place for Women

Senior & Junior After School leaders 

Filing & Scanning Clerk

Meals on Wheels Coordinator (volunteer)


YWCA NWT requires a Housing Support Worker for Lynn’s Safe Place for Women, located in Yellowknife. Lynn’s Place is for women who need safe housing after leaving a violent relationship, or who are ready to find stability in a safe environment, and only women are permitted onsite. Women are welcome to stay up to three years with their dependent children. Support Workers provide supportive crisis intervention, case management and support, advocacy, run onsite programming, and provide community referrals.   Candidates must havean awareness of family violence issues facing women in the north, be empathetic and compassionate, and use a trauma-informed approach. 


Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborates with women to create a comprehensive service plan

  • Provides case management and advocacy to women and their children

  • Actively works to mitigate the impacts of mental health issues/addictions

  • Coordinates and monitors referrals and bridges service gaps 

  • Liaises with other agencies 

  • Helps women advocate for benefits, entitlements and services

  • Assists women to maintain income for basic needs



  • 2+ years’ experience working with women who have experienced violence or, in a transitional housing facility, or equivalent 

  • Training in providing support for mental health and addictions

  • Solid understanding of harm reduction and social determinants of health

  • Ability to resolve issues in a non-threatening way

  • Awareness of the impacts of residential schools and their effect on culture

  • Ability to cope well with crisis and work flexible hours

  • Clear criminal records check and up to date immunizations


This position is full time and includes benefits including health and dental, vacation, and employer-supported pension.


Submit resume and cover letter (merged into one document) by August 20, 2020 to:



YWCA NWT has openings for part-time Junior & Senior Leaders with the Afterschool childcare program operating at Yellowknife schools. The after-school program is for children ages 4-10 years old.  Staff provide a wide variety of exciting indoor and outdoor activities to keep children engaged and entertained.


Hours of work 3:00pm – 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding stat holidays. Additional time required on professional development days, early dismissals and March break. 


  • Under the direction of the Afterschool Coordinator, organize appropriate games, crafts and activities for children 

  • Required to work flexible hours throughout the school year on professional development days. 

  • Applicants must be able to support children effectively, participate fully as a team member, have good communication skills and be reliable and responsible.

  • 1+ years’ childcare experience and knowledge of child development would be an asset.  

  • Clear criminal records check 

  • Anyone 18 or over also require a vulnerable sector check, a standard First Aid course with AED, and current immunization record with the Hep B series, up-to date tetanus and a TB test.


Hiring is ongoing. Send resumes to giving@ywcanwt.caby August 22, 2020. 



YWCA NWT provides transitional housing, shelter from family violence, youth empowerment and employment programs, after-school childcare and other programs to help women and families reach their full potential. We are looking for a Filing & Scanning Clerk to join the Yellowknife office for a one year term. The clerk will play a key role in helping the organization to become paperless and ensure that key information is scanned, archived, catalogued and then destroyed in accordance with CRA regulations. 


The clerk will be responsible for scanning and filing a large amount of paper files. The clerk will also create an online catalogue system for all documents scanned in to the online system, and maintain proper storage of documents by organizing, logging, scanning, and filing them. Position open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents with legal authorization to work in Canada. 


Salary is $25.71 per hour, 40 hours/week (Monday-Friday). The position is a term for one year. 

Experience and qualifications: 

  • 2 years’ work experience performing clerical duties (filing, data-entry, scanning documents, preparing correspondence) is preferred. Other equivalencies will be considered. 

  • Experience using word processing and spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Experience related to operational or corporate security preferred

  • Experienced using copiers, scanners and shredding equipment


Please send cover letter and resume (in one document) to Alayna Ward at giving@ywcanwt.ca by August 7, 2020.

TEAM CAPTAIN - Meals on Wheels (Volunteer)

The Team Captain performs volunteer recruitment, provides training, prepares yearly schedules and accommodates shift changes, answers volunteers’ questions, does the deliveries if no one shows up on a day and liaises with Home Care on issues that arise.  The Team Captain will organize approximately 16 volunteers into teams and prepare delivery schedules.  There is an alternate team captain to fill in when the Captain is away. 


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Time commitment approximately 5 hours a month.If you are interested in this volunteer position please send a resume or overview of why you are interested to YWCA NWT Executive Director, Lyda Fuller: lyda@ywcanwt.ca


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