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Available positions: 

Director - Violence Against Women (VAW) Shelters and Support Services 

After School Program Coordinator 

Family Centre & After-School Program Assistant 

Crisis Support Workers - Casual 

Junior After School Leaders

Senior After School Leaders


Director - Violence Against Women (VAW) Shelters and Support Services 

The YWCA NWT is a large, multi-service non-profit charity operating in the Northwest Territories.  YWCA’s VAW Shelters and Support Services provides safe shelter, outreach and support services to women with or without children who are experiencing intimate partner violence or other forms of crises that impact their ability to reside safely in the community.  We are seeking an experienced individual to lead and manage our high quality women’s support services in this northern environment.

This is a full-time permanent position with a salary range of $85,000-$96,000 per annum.  The YWCA NWT offers a competitive benefit package, a pension plan and a flexible, pleasant work environment.



Reporting to the Executive Director, and as a member of the YWCA senior management team, this position is accountable for managing two residential shelters with 20 beds and support services as well as planning and organizing capacity building training for five VAW shelters in the NWT.  The Director is responsible for programming standards, financial management, community collaboration, advocacy and research initiatives, government relations and staff management of 20 full-time, part-time and casual staff.  Two on-site program managers report to this position.



This position requires a social work or mental health background, with direct experience in residential support services, and a minimum of five years supervisory and budgeting experience.  A demonstrated commitment to the rights of women and children and to a collaborative/cooperative management style as well as a desire to continue developing high quality support programs would be extremely advantageous. 


If you are excited by the possibility of increasing northern women’s safety and well-being, we invite your reply by December 16, 2019 to:

Lyda Fuller

Executive Director



After School Program Coordinator

Full time

Under the direction of the Children & Youth Programs Director, the coordinator is responsible for organizing, planning, implementing and maintaining the very successful and ever growing, YWCA NWT After School Programs located in both the Public District 1 and Catholic District 2 schools. They must be knowledgeable in staff management and supervision, program activity design and implementation, have a good understanding of the health and safety requirements set out and inspected by our Education, Culture and Employment consultants and must be able to abide by the vision for a non-profit organization, in regards to maintaining the programs budget limitations.


The Coordinator must be able to work with limited supervision, manage and direct their own time and schedules to fit both office, client and program requirements and must be able to work with various levels of administration and community partners.


This is a full-time position working 8-hour shifts Monday-Friday starting ASAP. The salary for this position will depend on the education and experience of the successful candidate. YWCA NWT offers benefits to all its full-time employees. 



  • Manages and leads all aspects of implementation of all the YWCA NWT afterschool sites

  • Provides oversight of all afterschool staff and volunteers, including but not limited to: recruitment, screening, hiring, training and supervision

  • Leads monthly check-in meetings with staff

  • Meets with school administrators and staff to discuss program related issues

  • Serves as the main information source and point of contact for program participants and their families

  • Review, complete and submit attendance report and other documentation to ECE as required

  • Oversee budget for programming and authorize purchases through approved process

  • Reports program information to funders and other stakeholders

  • Implements Behavioral Strategies and provides support to the staff when having to discuss issues with the parents

  • Role model, encourage and assist children and staff to practice self-help skills daily


  • Early childhood diploma or degree and/or equivalencies 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Flexible, creative, takes initiative

  • Ability to work in a team setting

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and strict timelines required

  • Good computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience and knowledge of nonprofit organizations

  • A clear criminal records check with the vulnerable sector completed, current 1st aid & CPR, Up-to-date immunizations are mandatory

  • Clear driver’s abstract and access to a vehicle is required

  • Other duties and responsibilities based on operational requirements


Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume by e-mail to; Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay, Director Child & Youth Programs: childrenservices@ywcanwt.ca. 

Closing date: December 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm. 


YWCA NWT offers equal opportunities for employment to individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Family Centre & After-School Program Assistant 

Full-time term (November 2019-June 2020)


Position description

The Family Centre is a vital non-profit program operated by the YWCA NWT. The Family Centre is a drop-in program for children ages newborn to 6 years old.  Under the supervision of the coordinator, the Family Centre Assistant assists the coordinator in providing a variety of programs and activities that meet the needs of children and their families. 


As an after-school senior leader, you’ll be responsible for providing childcare to children ages 4-11. You will supervise and facilitate various activities and is responsible for the safety of all the children in the program. This is a full-time (term) position working 10am-6pm Monday-Friday.




Qualifications & Experience

  • Early Childhood Education or previous childcare experience 

  • 2 years’ experience in the field

  • Excellent verbal and written skills 

  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills

  • Cross cultural experience/skills

  • Current first aid/CPR 

  • Updated criminal record with vulnerable sector completed

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team

  • Current immunization record


Other skills

  • Knowledge and experience working with children ages 0-11 

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

  • Computer and Office experience (Excel & Microsoft Word)

  • Enjoyment of the outdoors

  • Organized and self-motivated


Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: 

Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay, Director Child & Youth Programs 



YWCA NWT is an equal opportunity employer. 


The Crisis Support Worker provides supportive crisis intervention, case management and support, advocacy, and community referral to current and potential shelter residents. Additional duties include offering life skills assistance to residents, and helping with day-to-day operations of the shelter.

Candidate must:

  •   Have an awareness of family violence issues facing women in the north                           

  •   Maintain confidentiality

  •   Have a non-judgmental attitude

  •   Good listening and problem-solving skills

  •   Be caring, empathetic, and compassionate

  •   Be able to assert clear professional and personal

  •   Boundaries                                                         

  •   Good oral and written communication skills

  •   Show integrity and tact in dealing with people

  •   Vulnerable Sector Check

  •   First Aid-CPR (C), up to date immunizations, including Hep B  and TB

  •   Work well in a team environment 

  •   Have flexibility in meeting shift work requirements

Salary dependent on experience

Closing date for this position is September 15th, 2019. Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter to:

Alison McAteer House Manager

Email: amhsupervisor@ywcanwt.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected will be contacted for an interview. Thank-you.


The YWCA NWT Afterschool Program is seeking individuals who are 16 years or older to work in our fun and friendly child play-based, group environment. Click here for a full job description.

Rate of pay: $17/hourly.


Job description: Some of the duties required of the junior leader include but are not limited to; helping the senior leader ensure the safety of the children in the programs, playing with the children, assisting with monthly fire drills, ensuring the program location and equipment are cleaned regularly and in good repair, provides minor first aid to the children as needed, assisting the children by promoting and demonstrating positive and friendly choices and reports any and all concerns or injuries to the senior leader, complying with all YWCA NWT policies and procedures. Accepting applications ongoing.

To apply, please send your resume to Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay at childrenservices@ywcanwt.ca or call 873-4293, if you have any questions.


As Senior Leader under the direction of the Coordinator, the candidate will be responsible for implementing the after school program for children aged 3.5-11 years and organizing appropriate games and craft activities for them.  The Senior Leader is also responsible for the supervision and direction of the Junior Leaders.  Hours of work will be from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays and summer breaks. Throughout the school year, there are several ½ day Professional Development days, full PD days and March break in which the Senior Leaders would be required to work during the hours of 8am-6pm. Click here for a full job description. 

Rate of pay: $25/hourly.


The applicants must be able to deal effectively with children, participate fully as a team member, must be at least 19 years old, have good communication skills and be reliable.  Previous childcare experience and knowledge of child development would be an asset.  First Aid/CPR, Current Immunizations, and a Criminal Records Check are required before the start of employment.

The YWCA offers an equal opportunity for employment to individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Accepting applications ongoing.

Resumes and inquiries can be directed to:

Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay

Director, Child & Youth Services, YWCA NWT

Email: childrenservices@ywcanwt.ca


24 Hour Crisis Line 1 (866) 223-7775 Office: 1 (867) 920-2777

Fax 1 (867) 873-9406