• Full Time
  • Halifax
  • $55,000 - $60,000 Annually CAD / Year

Website YWCA Halifax

Title:                      Carlton Program Lead
Department:      Housing
Classification:   Full-Time, Salary, Permanent
Hours:                  Monday-Friday; flexibility needed in availability to meet the needs of participants. Rotational on-call needed for position
Start Date:          As soon as possible
Deadline:            March 21, 2024
Location:             Halifax

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people 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, girls and gender diverse individuals.

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 the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you are a natural leader with a strong attention to detail and a passion for social justice and gender equity, we want to hear from you.  Take a chance and apply.  Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

Program Overview

The YWCA Halifax will be operating a 16-room supported housing program for single, unaccompanied women and gender diverse people, aged 19+. The program will offer living accommodations in the form of a bachelor room, with shared common rooms, bathrooms and kitchen. Housing is anticipated to be long-term for the duration of the building’s leasing contract. As with all of the YWCA’s housing programs, the goal is to provide safe, secure and supported housing to women and gender diverse people who have experienced barriers to stable housing.

Role of the Program Lead

The Program Coordinator will work to develop the operational policies and procedures for this new housing program. Once designed, the Program Lead will be responsible to implement the housing program’s day-to-day operations. The Program Lead will work to ensure the safety and support for residents by coordinating the operational procedures. The lead’s role will include the oversight of a live-in support staffing model to provide programming support. The Program Lead will liaison with the facilities manager to ensure the timely reporting of repairs, maintenance and rent collection.

Essential Duties of Position:

  •   Housing program operations and staff coordination.
  • Help to develop and manage relationships with residents and staff. This may include but is not limited to: Crisis intervention, Eviction prevention, Solution-focused problem solving, Support housing operations and facilities support.
  • Work with YWCA staff to coordinate supports for residents.
  • Develop case management and individual support plans.
  • Awareness of local community resources and agencies to assist in wrap around supports for residents in need.
  • Daily monitoring of safety and risk management concerns.
  • Setting staff’s daily tasks and priorities.
  • Maintaining operational standards.
  • Ensuring the policy and procedural guidelines are followed.

Qualifications and Requirements

The Program Lead will hold a degree in social work or related field such as, international development studies, sociology, child and youth studies, education, health promotion, or equivalent education and experience. They will have a minimum of three years’ experience within supportive housing programs. The Program Lead will have an understanding of feminist theoretical perspectives and intersectionality. Also, of issues such as racism/colonialism, violence against women, sexualized human trafficking, sexual health, and poverty. They will have knowledge of, and experience with community-based, trauma-informed, harm reduction practices as well as a strong commitment to ongoing learning and development in these areas and experience working in collaborative environments on complex issues involving multiple and diverse stakeholders.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, (dis)Ability, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume in one document to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com
Subject Line: Carlton Program Lead

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com.