Help us make a difference
Voted as one of the best companies to work for in BC, YWCA Metro Vancouver is a diverse non-profit that supports women’s equality through a range of integrated services. Skilled at meeting employee and client needs, YWCA Metro Vancouver treats employees with respect and is committed to offering initiatives, compensation and benefits that retain employees and help them achieve work/life balance.
Status: Term Part-Time (28 hours/week – 3 month contract)
Location: YWCA Crabtree Corner, 533 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
YWCA Crabtree Corner is an emergency childcare and community centre in the Downtown Eastside that provides services for women and their families. The FASD Coordinator will provide education, support, and advocacy on issues pertaining to FASD in the Downtown Eastside Community.
- Facilitating two FASD peer support groups with an educational as well as preventative focus.
- Raising awareness on issues pertaining to FASD in the community through public presentations and advocacy.
- Provide one-to-one support to families dealing with FASD.
- Working collaboratively with community professionals to provide consistent and congruent support to families dealing with FASD.
The candidate must have in-depth knowledge of FASD and how it pertains to children and families. Extensive group facilitation and presentation skills are required. Knowledge of harm reduction and addictions are also important. Demonstrated skills in community development, advocacy and peer support, as well as knowledge on issues facing families living in severe poverty are desired.
We’ve been striving to change lives throughout Metro Vancouver for more than 100 years. Last year, our programs and services helped 50,600 people. Interested in joining us? Candidates are invited to send resumes by April 20, 2012 to:
Associate Director, Community Programs
Crabtree Corner Community
533 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P9
fax: 604 684 9171
YWCA Metro Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit ywcavan.org.