Are you interested in helping women and girls achieve equality, economic sustainability and lives free from violence? Consider working at the YWCA Halifax.

Founded in 1874, we are for, by, and about women and girls. We transform lives by providing a continuum of critical services and programs that build capacity for lasting positive change. We strive to change the underlying causes and issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness. We accomplish this through five program areas:
• Housing
• Women’s Empowerment and Employment
• Children’s Early Learning and Child Care
• Youth Programs
• Advocacy

YWCA Halifax is committed to fostering a multi-faceted culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. YWCA Halifax encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community

Career opportunities will be posted as they become available. For more information, please contact

Available Positions

Two positions are currently available at YWCA Halifax (information at Oct 18, 2017)

Live-in Residence Coordinator

Position will remain posted until filled
Start Date: October 1, 2017

Dartmouth Nova Scotia
15hrs/week with variable schedule
YWCA Halifax is seeking an experienced Live-in Residence Coordinator to join our
dynamic and creative housing team.

About Us
The Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM) program supports 9 young
women and their children who are in need of safe housing and support with
parenting and life skills.
Reporting to the Housing Manager, the Live-in Residence Coordinator is part of a
team that believes that women have a right to quality, affordable housing and the
supports they need to be successful in life.
YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome applicants from all
backgrounds to apply, including woman-identified trans and queer folks.

Qualifications and Experience
 Must be able to assess risk and respond accordingly to ensure the safety of all
 Must be able to work as part of a team and communicate effectively.
 Must have First Aid/CPR and Non Violent Crisis Intervention training.
 Subject to Criminal Records check with Vulnerable Sector search and a Child
Abuse Registry search.
 Must have experience working within confidentiality guidelines and
maintaining a high degree of professionalism at all times.
 Must be able to set and maintain professional boundaries.
 Must be comfortable working in a women- and children-only building and from
a women-centered perspective.

Essential Duties of Position
 Must be available on site for after-hours emergency and on call duties at least 2
weeks out of each month to ensure families are supported and safe.
 Works in the SHYM office 1 weekend each month supporting the families and
fulfilling all operating duties during that time frame.
 Attends quarterly staff meetings with all SHYM staff and with all YWCA staff.
 Conduct routine (monthly), non-licensed inspections of facilities as directed by
the Facilities and Housing Managers.
 Cleans, performs minor paint jobs and repairs to vacant units for new tenants
as necessary.
 Reports all concerns, questions, safety issues, and deficiencies in building.
 Advance the mission and vision of the YWCA Halifax.

Compensation: This position offers an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment
including heat, hot water, electricity, and free parking at a value of $10,200/year.
No additional compensation will be made available.

Please forward resume and cover letter as soon as possible to:
Krista Dunn – Housing Manager

Family Support Worker Position

Supportive Housing for Young Mothers
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Hours: Part Time (18.75 hrs. /week) Includes weekdays and occasional
evenings and weekends.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Background information: SHYM is a program of the YWCA Halifax which
provides a safe and supportive living environment for single, vulnerable
young mothers (ages 16 to 24) and their children in a 12-unit apartment
complex. SHYM also provides individual case management and group
programming that helps young moms and their children develop the skills
they need to build strong families in a safe, encouraging environment.
SHYM Second Stage provides safe, affordable, supported housing for 5
women led, single parent families.

 Bachelor of Social Work degree or equivalent education and
 Experience working in a supportive role and providing individual case
management using a woman centered approach
 Experience in providing support in life skills development and positive
parenting education
 Ability to assess risk and respond to crisis situations
 Knowledge of local resources and services, including Department of
Community Services
 Experience working with people from diverse cultural, social and
economic backgrounds
 Excellent communication skills: able to negotiate and enforce
policies, provide support and encouragement and accurately maintain
written logs
 Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

 Certification in Non-violent Crisis Intervention, CPR, and First Aid,
ASIST or willingness to obtain these at the start of employment
 Experience caring for infants and young children
 Flexible, adaptable, and able to work in an environment that is not
always predictable
 Must be able to provide a Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record
check with a Vulnerable Sector search upon hiring
 Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for
appointment accompaniment

Knowledge of infant and child development
Experience with program delivery

Please forward your cover letter and resume in one document to:

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide updates on the status of your
application and only those who are selected for an interview will be