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Family Centre Assistant/After School Senior Leader (Yellowknife)

Finance and Admin Assistant/After School Senior Leader (Yellowknife)

Tenant Relations Officer, Casual (Yellowknife)

Director, Child & Youth Programs (Yellowknife)

Support Worker at Sutherland House, Full Time (Fort Smith)

Casual Shelter worker, Sutherland House (Fort Smith)

Casual and Part-time Shelter workers, Alison McAteer House (Yellowknife)

After-school leaders (Junior and Senior, Yellowknife)

Family Centre Assistant/After School Senior Leader (Yellowknife)

This is a combined position working as a Family Centre Assistant and Senior Leader of Afterschool Programs. During the time as a Family Centre Assistant, you will assist the Coordinator in providing a variety of programs and activities that meet the needs of children from newborn to age 5 and their families. The after-school senior leader is responsible for providing childcare to children ages 4-10. This individual will supervise and facilitate various activities and is responsible for the safety of all the children in the program. This position reports to the coordinator, After school program. This is a full-time, permanent position.

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CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Qualifications and 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

 

Skills and Knowledge

 

  • Ability to remain calm and respectful 

  • Maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries

  • Ability to work with persons of varying cultural backgrounds

  • Punctuality and good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to handle difficult situations and behavioral issues

  • Understanding of ECE Childcare Act/regulations 

 

Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Salary includes extended health benefits, vacation and pension plan. Apply with resume and cover letter to Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay: ed@ywcanwt.ca.

 

Finance and Admin Assistant/After School Senior Leader (Yellowknife)

This is a combined position working as a finance/office admin and also as an afterschool senior leader. Part of your day will be spent working as a finance/office admin staff and the remaining 3-hours working in one of our afterschool program. The finance/admin position is responsible for performing a variety of financial and administrative duties.

As an after-school senior leader, you are responsible for providing childcare to children ages 4-10. This individual will supervise and facilitate various activities and is responsible for the safety of all the children in the program. This position reports to the coordinator, Afterschool program. This is a full-time, permanent position. 

 

Financial duties include:

  • Prepare and post receipts, make bank deposits and other standard bookkeeping task

  • Greeting and welcoming visitors into the workplace

  • Data entry

  • Payment process

  • Processing incoming and outgoing mail

  • Filing and scanning

  • Answering phone

 

Afterschool duties include:

  • Supervise children in the afterschool program

  • Plan activities for the children

  • Supervise junior leaders

  • Good problem-solving skills

 

Qualifications needed:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Cross cultural skills

  • Office or bookkeeping experience

  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team

  • Ability to work with small children

  • Have a clear criminal record check

  • First aid training (can provide for the right candidate)

 

Hours of work are 10am-6pm weekdays, with some flexibility. Includes extended health benefits, vacation and pension plan

 

Location: Yellowknife, NWT

 

Must have own transportation (will reimburse for mileage). Submit resume and references to:

ed@ywcanwt.ca

Casual Tenant Relations Officer (Yellowknife)

The Tenant Relations Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of women and children residing in Lynn’s Place Second Stage Housing facility. 

 

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The Tenant Relations Officer is located at Lynn’s Place Second Stage Housing facility in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and reports to the Manager of the facility or to the Director in her absence. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the security of Lynn’s Place, responding to on-site emergencies, and to requests for assistance from residents with a variety of crises. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures the health, safety and security of clients residing in Lynn’s Place

    • Calls RCMP, fire or ambulance for emergencies or if backup is required on site

    • Maintains First Aid status and provides first aid

    • Acts as Fire Steward in case of a fire and assists tenants to evacuate

    • Is available after business hours for contact by RCMP, child protection and other emergency personnel

    • Conducts patrols of the building and the grounds

    • Responds to emergency maintenance issues and notifies on call staff if repairs are urgently required

    • Keeps common areas and emergency exits clear of debris

    • Ensures that access doors are properly locked

    • Monitors building entries to ensure that only tenants and their guests have building access

    • Monitors and operates the security camera system

    • Assists tenants who are locked out

 

  • Manages tenant relations

    • Treats everyone in a polite and respectful manner 

    • Responds to requests for assistance in crises

    • Responds to excessive noise complaints in order to control disruptions to other tenants and the community

    • Ability to be diplomatic and non-judgmental in emotional and sensitive situations

    • Attends meetings regarding tenant concerns

    • Attempts to de-escalate situations before they become crises

    • Uses a trauma informed approach with tenants

    • Maintains confidentiality and avoids discussions in open areas

    • Ability to de-escalate crises and maintain boundaries in stressful situations

 

  • Administration

    • Attends meetings of Lynn’s Place staff

    • Communicates issues and concerns for joint problem solving of tenant issues

    • Prepares shift and incident reports and client specific information in client files

    • Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Good record keeping skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Basic computer skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Sound decision making skills

  • Training in non-violent crisis intervention

  • Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations and maintain boundaries

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision

 

 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Some education in social sciences or a related field and some experience working with families, homelessness or addictions issues.

 

Criminal records check, current First Aid/CPR certification and Immunization & TB screening records required. 

 

Start date ASAP. Apply to Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay at ed@ywcanwt.ca

Director, Child & Youth Programs (Yellowknife)

 

The YWCA NWT is hiring a Director of Child and Youth Programs to lead and manage our range of high-quality child and youth services. YWCA NWT is a large, multi-service non-profit charity operating in the Northwest Territories. 

This is a full time (40 hours/week), full-time position. 

YWCA’s Child and Youth Programs include:

  • 340 licensed spaces of After School child care within Yellowknife schools

  • GirlSpace programming to support girls with safe spaces to discuss issues and grow their leadership skills and develop self-esteem;  

  • Dudes Club to promote healthy coping strategies for youthand ensures they have the support and services they need.

  • Child Recovery programs to support children who experience or witness abuse in the home 

  • Yellowknife Family Centre, a play-based, parent-child support program with a toy lending library

 

This position is a part of the YWCA NWT senior management team and is responsible for the operation of the YWCA’s children and youth programming. The director manages all aspects of programming from program design and staffing models to hiring and supervising program coordinators, maintaining licensing of child care spaces, orienting and training program staff, providing direct and indirect supervision of staff, producing reports for funding bodies, liaising with parents, child protection, levels of government and other agencies, maintaining financial records to assist in administering accounts receivable, and budgeting for the department.  

Salary range: Starting at $87,606, dependent on qualifications and experience. Benefits also offered.

Read the full job description here.

 

Submit resumes to: 

Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay

Executive Director, YWCA NWT

ed@ywcanwt.ca

Support Worker, Sutherland House 

YWCA NWT Sutherland House is seeking a full-time crisis support worker at the shelter in Fort Smith, NWT to provide support to women and women and their children. 

 

Candidate requirements:  

  • Maintain client and shelter confidentiality, safety, and security 

  • Be caring, empathetic, and compassionate 

  • Be able to assert clear professional boundaries 

  • Understand the dynamics of family violence 

  • Have awareness of barriers women face 

  • Be conscious of the impacts of violence on children who witness abuse 

  • Knowledge of community resources 

  • Advocate for client-identified needs

  • Good oral and written communications skills

  • Work well in a team environment

  • Integrity and tact in dealing with clients in vulnerable situations

  • Available to work days (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and evenings (4:00p.m. to 12:00p.m.) on rotation (7 days on, 3 days off/7 days on, 4 days off). Some weekend work required. 

 

Qualifications 

  • A degree, diploma, or certificate in Social work is desirable. 

  • Experience in supporting women and children experiencing family violence will be considered. 

Salary starts at $28.80/hourly.

Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter to: 

ed@ywcanwt.ca

Casual Shelter Worker, Full time, Sutherland House

Sutherland House is seeking a casual support worker at the shelter in Fort Smith, NWT. 

Candidate requirements:  

  • Maintain client and shelter confidentiality, safety, and security 

  • Be caring, empathetic, and compassionate 

  • Be able to assert clear professional boundaries 

  • Understand the dynamics of family violence 

  • Have awareness of barriers women face 

  • Be conscious of the impacts of violence on children who witness abuse 

  • Knowledge of community resources 

  • Advocate for client-identified needs

  • Good oral and written communications skills

  • Work well in a team environment

  • Integrity and tact in dealing with clients in vulnerable situations

  • Experience in supporting women and children experiencing family violence is beneficial

 

Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter to: 

Shelter Manager
P.O. Box 879 Fort Smith, NT. X0E 0P0 Phone (867)872-5925 / Fax(867)872-3398 

Email: shsupervisor@ywcanwt.ca 

Casual/Part-time Shelter Workers (Yellowknife)

YWCA NWT is hiring casual and part-time Crisis Support Workers at Alison McAteer House (Yellowknife) and casual Crisis Support Workers at Sutherland House (Fort Smith). The part-time position must be available to work every second weekend. Shelter workers provide supportive crisis intervention, case management and support, advocacy, and community referrals to current and potential residents of the Alison McAteer House family violence shelter in Yellowknife, NT. Additional duties include offering life skills assistance to residents and helping with day-to-day operations of the shelter.

 

Experience and Qualifications:

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

  • Experience working with women and women with children who have experienced family violence

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • A non-judgmental attitude

  • Good listening and problem-solving skills

  • Caring, empathetic, and compassionate

  • 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

Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter in one document to:

YELLOWKNIFE: amhsupervisor@ywcanwt.ca

FORT SMITH: shsupervisor@ywcanwt.ca

Open until suitable candidates are found. 

Junior & Senior After-school leaders (Yellowknife)

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. A Junior leader position is an excellent opportunity for high school students looking to gain work experience and job skills. Minimum age to apply is 16 years old. Senior leaders are responsible for supervision of junior leaders. 

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 childrenservices@ywcanwt.ca.