Careers

Title: Finance Coordinator

Classification: Permanent, .80-1.0 FTE Position

Compensation: $18-20/hr plus vacation, health & dental, and parking

Hours: Typically 30-37.5 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, 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.

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 to s.steele@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.

 

 

Title: GuySpace Facilitator

Term: October 2019 – June 2020

Wage: $15/hour

GuySpace is a cyberviolence prevention program for boys and gender non-conforming youth aged 11-16. This youth-led program and its discussion topics are adaptive, and will depend on the interests and learning styles of participants. GuySpace intends to provide a safe space to facilitate these discussions while helping participants build skills, increase awareness, foster resilience, and encourage collaboration.

GuySpace Facilitators will be responsible for moderating youth-led discussions by providing a safe non-judgmental space and providing support where necessary.

 

Duties will include:

  • using an open-minded approach to working with youth;
  • 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 training and other community projects;
  • ongoing documentation and reporting; and
  • assisting with other tasks pertinent to the YWCA youth programs as required.

The Facilitator contributes to the advancement and achievement of the YWCA mission, vision, values and guiding principles.

 

Qualifications and Experience

You have experience working with youth programming and a knowledge of and interest in youth engagement and community development strategies from an equitable 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 Social Work, Education, Child and Youth Studies, Health Promotion, Gender Studies, International Development Studies or a similar field, this position might be a great fit for you. Access to a reliable vehicle is required. First aid certification and willingness to provide a current Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks are required.

This is a part-time, contract position (without benefits)

Part-Time ($15/hour). Each session would equal 3 hours of work and would take place during the lunch hour at a variety of schools so availability between 12pm and 1pm are a necessity. Facilitators would be able to work 3-15 hours/week depending on how many schools they are willing to commit to. Duration -October, 2019 – mid-June, 2020 – depending on school calendar. Facilitators report to YWCA Halifax’s Open New Tab Team Lead.

Please apply by sending a Cover Letter and Resume to Marcus Baksh, Open New Tab Team Lead, at m.baksh@ywcahalifax.com.

 

 

Title: Program Support Staff

Compensation: $13.80/hour with opportunities for professional development

Hours: Casual shifts during evenings, weekends and holidays with limited weekday shifts

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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

SHYM is a program of the YWCA Halifax which provides safe, affordable housing and support for single, young mothers (ages 16 to 24) and their children. SHYM also provides programming that helps young moms and their children develop the skills they need to build strong families in a safe, encouraging environment. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide child minding for the infants and young children at SHYM
  • Provide support to young Moms and their children
  • Assist with programming  including meal preparation
  • Log writing and other administrative duties
  • Attend quarterly staff meetings
  • Basic maintenance and cleaning duties
  • Other duties as directed by the SHYM housing team

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a supportive role
  • Experience caring for infants and young children
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds
  • Good 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, First Aid and CPR, ASIST or willingness to obtain these at the start of employment
  • Enthusiasm and affinity for work with young children and their young adult mothers
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to work in an environment that is not always predictable
  • Must be able to provide a current Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record check with a Vulnerable Sector check upon hiring

Assets:

  • ECE, Child and Youth, or Social Services degree/diploma from a recognized educational institute or equivalent 
  • Training and experience in conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of infant and child development and parenting skills
  • Experience with program delivery
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license. 

Please forward your cover letter and resume in one document to: Krista Dunn – Housing Manager at k.dunn@ywcahalifax.com. YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. No phone calls please.

 

 

Title:  Before and After School Program Lead

Reports to:  Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care 

Job Classification: Part-time / Regular 24 hours per week

Salary:  Based on NS ECE classification level

Benefits: Comprehensive benefit package

Location: Rockingstone Heights School, Halifax, NS 

Deadline:  Monday December 2, 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.  

 

Position Summary

The Program Lead is expected to work within established guidelines of the YWCA and within the policy, procedures and regulations to deliver the planned quality before and after school program.  The Program Lead is responsible for the coordination, management and delivery of the program through the creation and implementation of the daily program and menu (snack) planning. The Program Lead ensures the program is operating according to all required and mandatory YWCA & BAP standards.  The Program Lead will work in collaboration with the Program Assistant by providing him/her daily instruction, guidance and support in regards to the implementation of the overall program. The Program Lead develops plans and leads students in a variety of settings and delivers a variety of indoor and outdoor games and activities.

 

General Competencies 

Must be a team player with skills in supervision and caring for children/students in a large group setting.  Must have a professional attitude, positive leadership and effective communications skills. Must have common sense, culture awareness, sound judgment and decision-making skills. Must be reliable, flexible and dependable.  Work can be demanding both physically and mentally. Must have proficient verbal/written communication skills.

 

Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma in Early Childhood Education/ Child and Youth Studies, Community Recreation and /or extensive related experience in a child care or recreation setting 
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with children
  • Supervisory/Leadership training or experience
  • Food Handling/Safety Certificate – willing to obtain
  • Standard First Aid and CPR 
  • Child Abuse Record Check, Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Check 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Implementation

  • Work in collaboration with monitoring and evaluation partners to complete self-assessments, program validation, and assurance of program standards.
  • Oversee the implementation of the daily program.
  • Provide and plan for active physical play both indoor and outdoor.  
  • Create a warm, pleasant and inviting atmosphere.
  • Devote the whole of working time, attention and energies to the care of the students.
  • Communicate with students with respect and at their own individual and developmental level and set realistic behavior expectations following the YWCA Halifax NS-BAP Early Learning Behavior Guidance Policy.  
  • Support students in developing problem- and conflict-solving abilities.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure that students are supervised at all times and in accordance with YWCA policies and procedures in conjunction with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Department of Community Culture and Heritage standards and guidelines.
  • Follow established procedures for hand washing, and safe and healthy food handling. 
  • Ensure that students with allergies and other special conditions are documented and communicated to program staff to ensure students 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 students.
  • Follow protocols regarding communications with parents, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism.  Release students only to authorized people.

Communication /Professionalism:

  • Respect the confidentiality of all information related to the students and their families.
  • Maintain a courteous and professional relationship with YWCA centre director, HRCE PP supervisor, co-workers, other employees, and families of the students.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with parents – greet parents and students warmly at drop off, and pick up times.

Working Conditions

  • Caring for students can be physically and mentally demanding.
  • Work may require heavy physical effort for lifting, bending, stooping, carrying and reaching overhead
  • Work may require sustained 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.   YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. No phone calls

 

Title:  Before and After School Program Assistant

Reports to:  Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care 

Job Classification: Part-time / Regular 24 hours per week

Salary:  Based on Qualifications and Experience

Benefits: Comprehensive benefit package

Location: Rockingstone Heights School, Halifax, NS 

Deadline:  Monday December 2, 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.  

 

Position Summary

The Program Assistant is expected to work within established guidelines of the YWCA and within the policy, procedures and regulations to deliver the planned quality before and after school program.  The Program Assistant receives daily instruction from the Program Lead in the implementation of program plans, menu plans and delivery. The Program Assistant works in collaboration with the Program Lead to assist in the creation of daily programming plans and/or activities. The Program Assistant leads students in a variety of settings and assists in delivering a variety of indoor and outdoor games and activities.

 

General Competencies 

Must be a team player with skills in caring for children/students in a large group setting.  Must have a professional attitude and effective communications skills. Must have common sense, sound judgment and decision-making skills.  Must be reliable, flexible and dependable. Work can be demanding both physically and mentally. Must be confident in their verbal/written communication skills.

 

Qualifications

  • Education in Early Childhood Education/ Child and Youth Studies, Community recreation and /or related experience in a child care or recreation setting 
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with children
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Food Handling/Safety Certificate would be an asset
  • Standard First Aid and CPR 
  • Child Abuse Record Check
  • Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Check 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Implementation

  • Work in a team setting respecting established routines for the students.
  • Provide for active physical play both indoor and outdoor.  
  • Create a warm, pleasant and inviting atmosphere.
  • Devote the whole of working time, attention and energies to the care of the students.
  • Communicate with children with respect and at their own individual and developmental level and set realistic behavior expectations following the YWCA Halifax NS-BAP Early Learning Behavior Guidance Policy.  
  • Support children in developing problem- and conflict-solving abilities.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure that students are supervised at all times and in accordance with YWCA policies and procedures in conjunction with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Department of Community Culture and Heritage standards and guidelines.
  • Follow established procedures for hand washing, and safe and healthy food handling.
  •  Ensure that students with allergies and other special conditions are documented and communicated to program staff to ensure students 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 students.
  • Follow protocols regarding communications with parents, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism.  Release students only to authorized people.

Communication /Professionalism:

  • Respect the confidentiality of all information related to the students and their families.
  • Maintain a courteous and professional relationship with co-workers, supervisor, other employees, and families of the students.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with parents, greet parents and students warmly at drop off, and pick up times.

Working Conditions

  • Caring for students can be physically and mentally demanding.
  • Work may require heavy physical effort for lifting, bending, stooping, carrying and reaching overhead.
  • Work may require sustained 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.   YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. No phone calls

 

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.