Career Opportunities At YWCA Cambridge

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Are you interested in helping cis and trans women and girls and non-binary and two-spirit individuals achieve equality? Consider working at YWCA Cambridge. We periodically recruit staff for our daycare centres, pre-employment programs, girls and non-binary youth programs, summer camps and administrative offices. And we are always looking for volunteers to help bring our work to life.

Current Career Opportunities

We are always looking for professional and inspired people

Supply Staff

Hours: Vary (provide us with your availability)
Status: Indefinite (update your schedule as it changes)
Location: Varies between four child care centres within Cambridge

Requirements: Experience with children, Standard First Aid with Infant/Child CPR, Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.

Preschool Early Childhood Educator 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent
Location: YWCA St. Elizabeth Child Care Centre

Requirements:

Standard First Aid and Infant Child with CPR, Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check completed in the past 6 months

Education: Good Standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators or currently enrolled in the ECE program, or Good Standing with the College of Teachers.

Kindergarten Early Childhood Educator

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent
Location: YWCA St. Elizabeth Child Care Centre

Requirements:

Standard First Aid and Infant Child with CPR, Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check completed in the past 6 months

Education: Good Standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators and/or Good Standing with the College of Teachers

Those filling positions will be eligible to apply for other positions within the organization as they become available.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Kristina Lyman, Director of Child Care.

The W Centre is a community space operated through YWCA Cambridge, which is home to our pre-employment program Small Steps to Success and various youth programs for cisgender and transgender women and girls, non-binary and two-spirit invidivuals (STEPS, GLOW, SHYFT, TechGyrls, STEM Mentoring & GLOW).

The role of the outreach worker will be to support YWCA Cambridge program participants and their families of all ages, who are facing significant life barriers as a result of COVID-19 and connect them to community resources. We know from participants that these barriers include (but are not limited to):

  • Access to technology and internet service for children to participate in online learning, for caregivers to apply for government supports and to access online services;
  • Social isolation due to the loss of family, school, friend and social networks;
  • A decrease in mental wellness;
  • Increased risk of violence in the home due to isolation with abusers;
  • Loss of secure paid work;
  • Decreased food security;
  • Substance involvement;
  • Linguistic discrimination;
  • Oppression and marginalization;
  • Precarious housing.

The W Outreach Worker will work closely with existing program staff and will be responsible for:

  • Connecting directly with other services in the community to understand what resources are available for participants
  • Maintaining an ongoing list of agencies and supports available
  • Expanding upon existing, as well as developing new relationships with various community service providers in order to help participants access all of the supports available to them
  • Identifying gaps and ways to improve social inclusion and increase supports for all participants across programs
  • Assisting the SSTS Outreach Coordinator and Youth Programming staff in acquiring essential and complex needs (i.e. housing, food, education, safety etc) for our roster of current participants and past participants who may be in need of supports
  • Assisting the SSTS and Youth Programming staff with steering committees and participant gatherings/meetings, as needed
  • Maintaining standards set through YWCA Cambridge/The W COVID-19 related policies and procedures

Currently Program Coordinators are supporting participants with identified intersecting systemic barriers while continuing to provide programming through new, virtual platforms. The increasing and changing need for outreach support to our participants as a direct result of COVID-19 has reduced current staff capacity to deliver programs and services to our community. The addition of this role will directly impact staff capacity to deliver programs and will support participants facing those barriers listed above.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience working with cis and trans women and girls, non-binary and two-spirit individuals with multiple barriers
  • Ability to work from a intersectional feminist approach
  • Experience in networking
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to work one-on-one with those who may be in crisis
  • A valid driver’s license and a car
  • Post-secondary education in a related field

This is a full-time contract position that will run from August 3, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Interested candidates should forward their resume to:

Kim Decker, Executive Director
YWCA Cambridge
55 Dickson Street
Cambridge, ON
N1R 7A5

k.decker@ywcacambridge.ca

Deadline for applications is 4:00 pm on Friday July 10, 2020.

We thank you for your interest in this position.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Address: 55 Dickson Street, Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 7A5

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays & holidays: closed

Tel: (519) 267-6444 
Main Email: info@ywcacambridge.ca

W Programming Email: thew@ywcacambridge.ca

Shades’s Mills Camp Email: camp@ywcacambridge.ca

WIGG Email: wigg@ywcacambridge.ca

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