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

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

  3. Casual Groundskeeper (Yellowknife)

  4. Independent Legal Advice Coordinator 

  5. Child & Youth Program Assistant (Yellowknife)

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

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



1. 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:


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

The YWCA is seeking lawyers who wish to be considered for placement on the Lawyer Panel for an Independent Legal Advice for Survivors Program. The ILA program offers information and free, confidential legal advice that helps survivors understand their options in the legal system, enabling them to make informed choices regarding their cases. This program serves survivors of both sexual assault and family violence.


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 program.

  • Explain any limitations of confidentiality.

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

  • If survivor decides not to pursue legal action in criminal court, the service is considered complete. 


A lawyer who wishes to be considered for ILA file assignments must be a member of the YWCA Lawyers Panel. A lawyer seeking consideration for membership on the panel must satisfy each of the following requirements:

  1. Provide a satisfactory Certificate of Standing from the Law Society of the Northwest Territories.

  2. Provide consent to the YWCA contacting any Law Societies to which the applicant currently belongs or has belonged, to obtain any history of complaints or disciplinary proceedings.

  3. Five (5) years of relevant legal practice, especially experience in provision of legal advice related to survivors of sexual assault and family violence would be considered an asset.

  4. Provide a letter of recommendation from an existing lawyer or another individual acceptable to the YWCA.

  5. Certify that he or she has read the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

  6. Be willing to provide legal representation according to the expectations and service standards as set out in this Manual and in the Lawyer Assignment Confirmation.

  7. Agree to be mentored on the first three files undertaken, if requested.

  8. Provide a clear Criminal Record Check and a clear Vulnerable Sector Check.

  9. Provide any additional information as requested by the YWCA.

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. Please email to request the application form.

  • 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. 



Lawyers will invoice their billable hours at an hourly rate of $147 up to a maximum of 4 hours per application to the program. 


Closing date: Open until filled

Contact: for the application form or to forward the completed application. 


3. Casual Groundskeeper (Yellowknife)

The Groundskeeper will be responsible for keeping the grounds at the YWCA NWT various locations well maintained and in orderly condition, more specifically cleaning snow or debris from side-walks, paths leading to entrances, parking lots and drive ways. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.



  • Performs general snow clean-up at assigned YWCA facilities including salting pathways

  • Responsible for security of equipment used at facilities where above duties will be assigned

  • Plans and prioritizes work as needed on snow days

  • Accurately document, maintain and submit daily log information at respective locations.

  • Monitors need for equipment maintenance and repair

  • Responsible for proper inventory of equipment and supplies. Accountable to administrators for custodial performance

  • Safety conscious and implements safety protocols as required

  • Ensures all equipment and program areas are in good repair, cleaned and disinfected

  • Performs other tasks as assigned by respective program supervisor

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Understanding of city by-laws as it pertains to snow removal requirements

  • Operating snow removal equipment

  • Reliable and able to work independently

  • Ability to efficiently schedule and prioritize work for different work locations

  • Ability to comprehend and communicate detailed instructions orally and in writing

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise necessary cost control measures

  • Exhibit initiative, responsibility, and flexibility

  • Good record-keeping skills

  • Attention to detail and quality work

  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Must have access to personal vehicle

  • Groundskeeping experience desirable

Must have a clean criminal record with vulnerable sectors check. Standard First Aid with AED an asset but can provide training.


Working conditions:

Exposure to extreme (frigid) temperatures

Physical ability to lift up to 50lb

Hazards associated with physical work, wearing of required PPE


Salary: $30/hr

Location: Yellowknife, NWT

Submit resume to:


4. Independent Legal Advice Coordinator

YWCA NWT is looking for an Independent Legal Advice (ILA) Coordinator. Working from a victim-centred, trauma-informed, culturally safe framework, the ILA coordinator works with other service agencies to promote coordination and linkages to support survivors of sexual assault and family violence. The ILA program offers information and free, confidential legal advice that helps survivors understand their options in the legal system, enabling them to make informed choices regarding their cases. This individual works directly with survivors and partnering agencies to ensure clients receive appropriate support and referrals. 



Candidates should have experience providing client-centered intervention and crisis counselling with diverse and vulnerable populations, post-secondary education in Social Work, Counselling, Gender Studies or Sociology, demonstrated experience working with Indigenous individuals and organizations and other qualifications.

Apply with cover letter and resume to


5. Child & Youth Program Assistant 

This position is responsible for supporting the program coordinators of the Family Centre, Afterschool child care program, Project Child Recovery and GirlSpace to carry out the day-to-day programming needs and operations. The candidate will also be responsible for overseeing one of our programs as an afterschool senior leader.  


  • Parents and children receive appropriate services and programs in a timely manner in a welcoming environment 

  • Young children are stimulated to learn and develop skills 

  • Parents are encouraged to learn new skills to help their children, and to strengthen the child-parent bond

  • A respectful and collaborative environment is maintained for everyone

  • Staff are encouraged to further develop their skills and knowledge

  • Revenue and expenses are monitored and actions are taken to expend resources in appropriate and creative ways to benefit the program’s goals

  • Emerging issues or other concerns are presented to the Director

Download full job description.

This is a full time, permanent position with pension plan, health and benefits program. Salary $27.01/hour. Send resume to


​6. Casual Shelter Worker, Sutherland House (Fort Smith)

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: 

Debby Rybchinski

P.O. Box 879 Fort Smith, NT. X0E 0P0



7. 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  

Child Youth
SH casual
ILA coord
Lawyer Panel
AMH cas
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