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  1. Family Support Worker, Housing (Yellowknife) 

  2. Community Outreach Coordinator (NWT)

  3. Administration Assistant/After-school leader (Yellowknife)

  4. Shelter Support Worker, Casual (Yellowknife, Alison McAteer House)

  5. Lawyer Panel Recruitment (Independent Legal Advice for Survivors)

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



1. Family Support Worker, Housing (Yellowknife)

The Family Support Worker provides support and coordinates services to current and potential housing clients and their families, including intake of new admissions and discharges from housing units. You will assist clients to obtain suitable housing, access community resources, recreational activities and other supports to help them attain independent living. This position offers support to families or single women in a flexible, compassionate manner with positive social responses, and within a trauma-informed approach. This is a full time position starting ASAP. 


Candidate should have specialized training in mental health, addictions, and/or social work and extensive experience working with families facing conditions of risk including mental health issues, substance abuse, family violence, trauma, poverty, food and housing insecurity.


Download the job description for a full list of responsibilities and qualifications. 

Apply to Director of Housing, Kate Wilson, at


2. Community Outreach Coordinator (NWT)

YWCA NWT is looking for a compassionate, self-driven and community-oriented individual to fill the role of Community Outreach Coordinator. This position is ideal for someone looking for flexible hours (up to 40 hours a week depending on project - some weeks may be 20 hours or less) and may be suitable for an hourly contractor who wants to work from home. In-office hours are not required although there will be occasional in-person meetings or gatherings in which the employee/contractor is required to attend.


The community outreach coordinator will oversee the Safe Homes Pilot project in three NWT communities and YWCA NWT advocacy and outreach initiatives. A focus of this role is to expand partnership and networking opportunities to advance gender equity in the NWT and improve awareness of women’s issues relating to violence, abuse and poverty and to effectively advocate for positive change across the territory.


Candidate should have experience facilitating community meetings, good research skills and ability to summarize research findings, experience working with women who have experienced violence and/or poverty, knowledge of issues facing northern women and communities. 

This is a one (1) year term position working variable hours weekly, depending on the project, with the possibility of an extension.

Apply with cover letter outlining hourly rate and resume to


3. Administration Assistant/After-school Leader (Yellowknife)

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

As an after-school senior leader will function as a team member 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.

Financial duties include:

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

  • Data entry

  • Payment processing

  • Processing incoming and outgoing mail

  • Filing and scanning


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)

  • Must have QuickBooks experience

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word


Hours of work are 10am-6pm weekdays, with some flexibility.

Location: Yellowknife, NWT

Salary is $27.01 hourly. Includes extended health benefits, vacation and pension plan


Must have own transportation (will reimburse for mileage)

Submit resume and references to:


4. Shelter Support Worker, Casual (Alison McAteer House)

Crisis Support Workers provides supportive crisis intervention, case management and support, advocacy, and community referrals to current shelter residents at Alison McAteer House in Yellowknife, and women who call on the crisis line from across the Northwest Territories. Additional duties include offering life skills assistance to residents and helping with day-to-day operations of the shelter.


Candidate Duties & Requirements

  • 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 is dependent on experience and qualifications.


Submit resume and cover letter to: Alison McAteer House Manager:



5. Lawyer Panel Recruitment (Independent Legal Advice for Survivors)

The YWCA NWT will establish a panel of lawyers who have met the criteria established by the YWCA for the provision of legal advice. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure current contact information and relevant training and/or experience is provided to the YWCA for the Lawyer Panel list

  • Contact clients who have been identified for the Independent Legal Advice for Survivors Program.

  • Explain any limitations of confidentiality.

  • Provide survivor with legal advice related to the incident to help them understand their legal options.

  • For those who indicate availability, provide survivor with independent legal representation for 276 and 278 applications.

  • For those who indicate unavailability, if survivor decides not to pursue legal action in criminal court, the service is considered complete.


ILA Lawyers Panel Application Process

Lawyers who wish to have their names on the panel must complete the Panel Lawyer Application Form and forward a signed copy with attachments to the YWCA for consideration.

The YWCA will notify the applicant lawyer in writing of the decision to approve or reject the application. If the application is rejected, the YWCA will provide written reasons within 30 days.


ILA Lawyers Panel Fees

Lawyers will invoice their billable hours at an hourly rate of $250 up to a maximum of 4 hours per Legal Advice services. Lawyers will invoice their billable hours at an hourly rate of $250 up to a maximum of 30 hours per Legal Representation services.


Contact: Please send completed applications to


​6. 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  

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