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12 Aug 2020

Full-Time Support Worker, Transitional Housing

YWCA NWT/Lynn’s Place –  Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Job Description

YWCA NWT / Lynn’s Place

Support Worker, Transitional Housing
Lynn’s Place

YWCA NWT requires a Housing Support Worker for Lynn’s Safe Place for Women, located in Yellowknife. Lynn’s Place is for women who need safe housing after leaving a violent relationship, or who are ready to find stability in a safe environment, and only women are permitted on site. Women are welcome to stay up to three years with their dependent children.

Support Workers provide supportive crisis intervention, case management and support,
advocacy, run onsite programming, and provide community referrals. Candidates must have an awareness of family violence issues facing women in the north, be empathetic and compassionate, and use a trauma-informed approach.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • collaborates with women to create a comprehensive service plan
  • provides case management and advocacy to women and their children
  • actively works to mitigate the impacts of mental health issues/addictions
  • coordinates and monitors referrals and bridges service gaps
  • liaises with other agencies
  • helps women advocate for benefits, entitlements and services
  • assists women to maintain income for basic needs


  • 2+ years’ experience working with women who have experienced violence or, in a transitional housing facility, or equivalent
  • training in providing support for mental health and addictions
  • solid understanding of harm reduction and social determinants of health
  • ability to resolve issues in a non-threatening way
  • awareness of the impacts of residential schools and their effect on culture
  • ability to cope well with crisis and work flexible hours
  • clear criminal records check and up to date immunizations

This position is full-time and includes benefits including health and dental, vacation, and
employer-supported pension.

How to Apply

Submit resumé and cover letter (merged into one document) by August 20, 2020 to:

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Advertised until: 2020-09-11

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