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1. Casual Shelter worker, Sutherland House (Fort Smith)

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

3. After-school leaders (Junior and Senior, Yellowknife)

1. 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 


2. 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:



Open until suitable candidates are found. 

3. 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