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Finance Coordinator

Title: Finance Coordinator
Classification: Permanent, .80 FTE Position
Compensation: $20-22/hr plus vacation, health & dental and parking
Hours: Typically 30.0 hours/week
Deadline: Position will remain posted until filled

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change. We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness. Our four program focus areas include: promoting the health, wellness, and leadership of women and girls; advancing women’s economic and housing security; delivering quality, accessible, early learning and childcare; and working to end violence against women and girls.

Job Description: The Finance Coordinator, reporting to the Associate Director of Operations, is responsible for the verification, administration and processing of all payroll and benefits for the YWCA Halifax, processing of accounts payable, invoicing for programs and processing of payments, reconciliations and other accounting duties as required.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Post-secondary education in accounting at the college or university level. 3-5 years’ experience in a related role. Previous payroll experience. Strong attention to detail and high degree of accuracy. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a high level of computer literacy and administrative skills. Working knowledge of Excel and accounting software required. Working knowledge and familiarity with non-profits would be considered an asset. Working knowledge of Quickbooks and/or Payworks would be considered an asset.

Why work for the YWCA
Staff at YWCA Halifax enjoy a supportive and dynamic team environment, a commitment to staff growth, a connection to the national and international YWCA movements, learning from colleagues in a multiservice agency, and a strong shared vision. Staff often cite that working at the YWCA is a positive experience with a passionate and fun-loving team.

Why YOU should apply
Even if you don’t have all of the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you have finance experience with strong attention to detail and a passion for numbers and accuracy, we want to hear from you. Take a chance and apply. Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

How to Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume as one PDF document to finance@ywcahalifax.com. Attention: Shannon Steele, Associate Director of Operations. No phone calls, please. YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Open New Tab Youth Program

Open New Tab Youth Program (ONT) is focused on addressing the issue of cyber violence through youth-led and-centered programming. ONT incorporates several of YWCA Halifax’s key youth programs and projects, including GirlSpace, GuySpace, a youth peer mentoring program and youth advisory committees. This project involves a comprehensive evaluation of processes and outcome.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved from the initial stages of program development through to the evaluation demonstrating the impact this program has on the lives of youth in our community!

Title: Youth Programs Team Lead
Department: Community Programs
Classification: Full Time, Regular, Non-Management; Non-Exempt, until March 31st, 2024
Salary: $42,500/yr plus 2 weeks of vacation, health & dental, pension, and parking. To be negotiated based on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Typically 37.5 hours/week (extended hours as required)
Start Date: July 2019
Deadline: May / June 2019
Other: Must have access to a reliable vehicle. Travel required.

The Youth Programs Team Lead is responsible for overall program development and delivery of the various aspects of the full Open New Tab program. This includes:
Youth Peer Mentor Program: Develop a framework; recruit, screen and train youth; facilitate ongoing involvement of peer mentors through GirlSpace and GuySpace; build capacity with other organizations to identify and foster youth peer mentors.
Youth Advisory Council (YAC): Recruit, screen, and train YAC members to inform overall project; recruit, screen and coordinate youth social media team.
GirlSpace/GuySpace: The Youth Programs Team Lead is also responsible for the overall supervision of at least three (3) full-time program coordinators (GirlSpace and GuySpace Coordinators, Youth Programs Assistant), youth facilitators and volunteers.

A key aspect of this role is also liaising with community partners such as Department of Justice, Department of Community Services, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Halifax Regional Police/RCMP, as well as building relationships with community-based organizations and other youth-serving organizations to inform, promote, develop and deliver programming. The Open New Tab program involves a comprehensive evaluation, as such the Youth Programs Team Lead will be required to collaborate with the program evaluators to ensure data is accurately collected and shared.
The Youth Programs Team Lead is also responsible for administrative responsibilities of the program including extensive financial management and completion of funder reports.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

You have experience working with youth programming and a knowledge of and interest in youth engagement and community development strategies from a feminist and anti-oppressive perspective. You also have experience working with diverse youth in a facilitator capacity. You have strong organizational skills, you’re reliable and dependable and you’re comfortable in a leadership role. You have effective interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain collaborative partnerships, internal and external to the organization. You are organized with administrative and financial management skills and have a high level of computer literacy. If you have a design, layout and editing background this would be considered an asset.

If you are pursuing further education in Gender Studies, Social Work, Education, Child and Youth Studies, Health Promotion, Community Development, International Development Studies or equivalent education and experience of program management, financial management, strong staff supervision skills, and community development experience, this position might be a great fit for you.

 

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@ywcahalifax.com, Attn: Lindsey MacIsaac as soon as possible. YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. No phone calls, please. Please note: these positions and start dates are contingent upon funding agreement confirmations.

Title: GirlSpace Coordinator/GuySpace Coordinator
Department: Community Programs
Classification: Full Time, Regular, Non-Management; Non-Exempt, until March 31st, 2024
Salary: $40,500/yr plus 2 weeks of vacation, health & dental, pension, and parking. To be negotiated based on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Typically 30-37.5 hours/week (extended hours as required). Salary pro-rated.
Start Date: July 2019
Deadline: May / June  2019
Other: Must have access to a reliable vehicle. Travel required.

GirlSpace is a responsive, participant-led, leadership-focused program for girls and trans-identifying youth that creates a safe space to explore issues connected to cyberviolence through art, theatre, and games. Youth in our programs learn to speak in front of a group of supportive peers, build self-esteem and confidence, increase their self-sufficiency and well-being, as well as gain valuable leadership skills. GirlSpace has been delivered in junior high schools in HRM, but the Open New Tab program will allow for GirlSpace to be enhanced with a focus on cyberviolence, as well as offered at an increased number of schools, and introducing and adapting the program to community organizations.

New to YWCA Halifax is GuySpace, which will be rooted in the same principles and follow similar approaches as GirlSpace, but the structure of the GuySpace program may differ to meet the unique needs of young men and male-identifying youth.
GirlSpace/GuySpace Coordinators will work within schools and community locations to deliver the programs; co-develop and co-deliver peer mentor programs in junior highs and community locations; develop and deliver training to other youth-serving organizations; facilitate and deliver summer PowerCamp and develop a regional network of programs.

Duties will include:

  • using a holistic model based on principles of social justice;
  • engaging with selected schools and communities to strengthen the resilience of youth who might be considered ‘at risk’ given the environmental challenges they face;
  • planning and delivering programs at junior high schools;
  • supporting youth to take leadership roles within their programs;
  • assisting with Youth Advisory Council events including peer leadership and mentor training and other community projects;
  • ongoing documentation and reporting; and
  • assisting with other tasks pertinent to the YWCA youth programs as required
  • training and supervising additional GS and PowerCamp youth facilitators

The role of the GuySpace Coordinator will also involve reviewing best practices of other similar programs, outreach to communities and community organizations, and applying these learnings to the development of the GuySpace program.

GirlSpace and GuySpace Coordinators report to YWCA Halifax’s Youth Programs Lead.

Qualifications and Experience: You have experience working with youth programming and a knowledge of and interest in youth engagement and community development strategies from a feminist and anti-oppressive perspective. You also have experience working with diverse youth in a facilitator capacity. You have strong organizational skills, are reliable and dependable and are comfortable in a leadership role. If you are pursuing further education in Gender Studies, Social Work, Education, Child and Youth Studies, Health Promotion, Social Work, International Development Studies or a similar field, this position might be a great fit for you.

A current First Aid and CPR certificate and clear Child Abuse Records, Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Checks, a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are all necessary.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@ywcahalifax.com, Attn: Lindsey MacIsaac as soon as possible. YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. No phone calls, please. Please note: these positions and start dates are contingent upon funding agreement confirmations.

 

Student Placement Opportunities 

Title: Early Childhood Educator
Reports to: Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care
Job Classification: Full-time
Full Time/Regular: 42.5 hours per week.
Salary: Based on Classification Level
Benefits: (Full) – Pension, Medical/Dental, monthly buss pass, generous vacation, sick / health and wellness days.
In addition to above, all YWCA employees receive a “Y” day (additional paid day off.)
Location: Halifax NS

Position Summary
The Early Childhood Educator is expected to work within established guidelines of the YWCA and within the policy, procedures and regulations of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Food Safety Guidelines to deliver the planned quality childcare program.

General Competencies
Must be a team player with skills in caring for children in a group setting. Must have a professional attitude and effective communications skills. Must have common sense, sound judgment and decision-making skills. Work can be demanding both physically and mentally. Must be a good communicator.

Qualifications:
Must hold a valid ECE Classification Level 1, 2 or 3
Food Handling/Safety Certificate would be an asset
First Aid with Infant CPR ( Level C)
Child Abuse Record Check
Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Implementation
Work in a team setting respecting established routines for the children.
Provide for active physical play both indoor and outdoor. Maintain playground by ensuring that fire escape routes are kept clear of toys, and debris.
Create a warm, pleasant and inviting atmosphere and ensure that all areas in and out of the classroom are kept tidy, clean, and in good order.
Devote the whole of working time, attention and energies to the care of the children.
Communicate with children with respect and at their own individual and developmental level and set realistic behavior expectations following the YWCA Behavior Management Policy. Support children in developing problem- and conflict-solving abilities.
The practice of child and educator self-reflection is key to our quality program

Health and Safety
Maintain personal hygiene.
Ensure that children are supervised at all times and in accordance with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development regulations, ratios, and YWCA policies and procedures
Follow established procedures for diapering, toilet training, hand washing, and safe and healthy food handling. Ensure that children with allergies and other special conditions receive the appropriate food and other accommodations. Follow procedures for the administration of medication.
Understand and follow strategies for the prevention of communicable diseases.
Ensure all dangerous product and equipment is kept out of the reach of children.
Follow protocols regarding communications with parents, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism.
Release children only to authorized people.
Remain calm during drills and emergency evacuations.

Communication /Professionalism:
Respect the confidentiality of all information related to the children and their families as well as any non-published information pertaining to all YWCA programs and operations.
Maintain a courteous and professional relationship with co-workers, supervisor, other employees, and families of the children.
Dress appropriately.
Maintain a professional relationship with parents and greet parents and children warmly at drop off and pick up times.

Working Conditions
Caring for children is physically and mentally demanding.
Work requires heavy physical effort for lifting, bending, stooping, carrying and reaching overhead
Work may require long periods of standing or walking
Work may require dealing effectively and calmly with emotionally volatile situations

How to Apply
Please submit resume with cover letter to Kerri Johnson – Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care by email: k.johnson@ywcahalifax.com, or by mail to YWCA Halifax, 358 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax NS B3R 1V8. Please state the title of the job for which you are applying.

 

Title: Child Minder

Department: Community Programs

Reports to: Newcomers Connect Program Coordinator

Job Classification: Regular, Full Time, Term, Non-management/Exempt/Hourly

Salary: $15/hr Approximately 30 hours/week; contract ending August 31st, 2019

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change.  We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness. 

YWCA Halifax is seeking a Child Minder to join our Community Programs team. Reporting to the Program Coordinator of Newcomers Connect, the child minding staff will be responsible for providing fun, educational, and safe programming for young children while their primary caregivers attend YWCA Halifax’s Newcomers Connect program for newcomer women.

We are looking for someone who is positive, nurturing, and well-organized, with experience working with young children. You will collaborate with the team to create a warm, inviting and pleasant atmosphere for families, and act as a resource for parents, while keeping them informed of their child’s experiences through daily contact. You must have First Aid with Infant CPR Level-C and clear criminal record, vulnerable sector, and child abuse registry checks. If you have Early Childhood Education and/or second-language proficiency they would be considered assets, but not requirements. You should have an interest in advancing your knowledge through education, workshops and professional development, and a commitment to advancing the mission of YWCA Halifax and YWCA Canada.

You would mainly work in a community-based environment (Killam Properties) and will usually work a standard work week with hours (usually Monday-Thursday; 8:45am-4:45pm), but may be required on occasion to work some evenings and weekends to meet program milestones, deadlines, or deliver programs/services.  May be required to lift program supplies on occasion of up to ten pounds, as well as babies or small children. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are assets.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@ywcahalifax.com, Attn: Lindsey MacIsaac as soon as possible. YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications are due by 12:00pm Friday, March 15th, 2019. No phone calls please.

 

 

Position:  Substitute Early Childhood Educator

Reports to:  Early Learning Centre Director

Job Classification: Casual, Hourly

Hours: Varies

Salary:  $11.40 per hour (untrained) – Or if trained – $15/$17/$19/per hour (depending on classification level)

Location:  Halifax NS

Deadline for resume submissions: Open until filled

 Position Summary

The Early Childhood Educator substitute is expected to work with regular full-time ECE staff within established guidelines of the YWCA and within the policy, procedures and regulations of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Food Safety Guidelines to deliver a quality childcare program.

General Competencies

Must be a team player with proven skills in caring for children in a group setting.  Must have a professional attitude and effective communications skills.  Must have common sense, sound judgment and decision-making skills. Must be able to implement appropriate programs according to policies and practices.  Work can be demanding both physically and mentally.  Must be a good communicator.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred – Level 1, 2, or 3 ECE Qualified as recognized by the province of Nova Scotia
  • Food Handling/Safety Certificate would be an asset
  • First Aid with Infant CPR
  • Child Abuse Record Check
  • Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector)

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Program Implementation

  • Work with full time staff respecting established routines for the children.
  • Provide for active physical play both indoor and outdoor.  Maintain playground by ensuring that fire escape routes are kept clear of toys, and debris.
  • Create a warm, pleasant and inviting atmosphere and ensure that all areas in and out of the classroom are kept tidy, clean, and in good order and repair.
  • Devote the whole of working time, attention and energies to the care of the children.
  • Communicate with children with respect and at their own individual and developmental level and set realistic behavior expectations following the YWCA Behavior Guidance Policy.  Support children in developing problem- and conflict-solving abilities.

Health and Safety

  • Maintain personal hygiene.
  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times and in accordance with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development regulations, ratios,  and YWCA policies and procedures
  • Follow established procedures for diapering, toilet training, hand washing, and safe and healthy food handling. Ensure that children with allergies and other special conditions receive the appropriate food and other accommodations.  Follow procedures for the administration of medication.
  • Understand and follow strategies for the prevention of communicable diseases.
  • Ensure all dangerous product and equipment is kept out of the reach of children.
  • Follow protocols regarding communications with parents, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Release children only to authorized people.
  • Remain calm during drills and emergency evacuations.

Communication /Professionalism:

  • Respect the confidentiality of all information related to the children and their families as well as any non-published information pertaining to all YWCA programs and operations.
  • Maintain a courteous and professional relationship with co-workers, supervisor, other employees, and families of the children.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with parents and greet parents and children warmly at drop off and pick up times.

 Working Conditions

  • Caring for children is physically and mentally demanding.
  • Work requires heavy physical effort for lifting, bending, stooping, carrying and reaching overhead
  • Work may require long periods of standing or walking
  • Work may require dealing effectively and calmly with emotionally volatile situations

How to Apply

Please submit resume with cover letter to the attention of: Kerri Johnson, Director, YWCA Early Learning and Childcare by email k.johnson@ywcahalifax.ca.