Who We Are
Founded in 1889, YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework. We are dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.
Develops, coordinates and promotes the Pre-Apprenticeship Program for women, trans and non-binary participants; a program that provides the tools and skills needed for participants to succeed in a non-traditional occupation - the skilled trades.
- Plans and implements technical trades training in sector specific training workshops including academic upgrading, safety certification, and hands on training towards level 1 certification in conjunction with Training Delivery Agency;
- Facilitates outreach, intake and recruitment for pre-apprenticeship training programs and retains participants into the Pre-Apprenticeship Program in consultation with Manager;
- Promotes and markets the Pre-Apprenticeship Program; working with the Development department;
- Follows Ministry guidelines and requirements for funding and increases participant’s knowledge and training in the skilled trades;
- Coordinates and completes curriculum development, facilitation and program delivery;
- Works with participants in the setting and attaining of goals and provides coaching in both group and individual settings;
- Persuades and influences employers to hire participants into job placements, raising awareness of the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce; acts a liaison between service providers and employers to secure incentives for placement and training funding;
- Engages and establishes program partnerships with employers, mentors, community partners and Training Delivery Agency regarding education upgrading, job placement/apprenticeship opportunities and progress during job placement/apprenticeship;
- Maintains regular contact with stakeholders to discuss the participant’s progress in the job placement/apprenticeship to ensure that participants are successful;
- Reviews and evaluates results and recommendations from participants and stakeholders; shares program outcomes with Manager and stakeholders;
- Ensures that policies and procedures are up to date, and that best practices are incorporated at all times;
- Develops and implements appropriate systems to ensure monitoring of projects and initiatives in compliance with work schedules, outcomes and participant requirements;
- Connects and assists in building strong and positive relationships with participants in a cohesive and respectful environment; engagement and follow up with participants of the program;
- Nurtures and maintains relationships with partners, employers and volunteers;
- Works with limited pieces of client/participant’s confidential data and ensures that such data is stored in accordance with YWCA and funder policies;
- Maintains accurate records, statistics and evaluation information related to the activities undertaken and outcomes achieved; reporting results to Manager;
- Understands emerging trends, leading practices, industry professional standards;
- Supports YWCA Hamilton mission, vision and values;
- Perform other duties as required.
- Works a standard 37.5-hour work week;
- Some limited travel (less than 25%).
- Completion of 2 years’ college in business administration, career development or human resources, or equivalent;
- Minimum 2 years’ experience in skilled trades, or social services;
- Career Development Practitioner (CDP) is an asset;
- Must provide a current Criminal Record Judicial Matters Police check or willingness to obtain at own cost;
- Must have current Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate or willingness to obtain at own cost;
- Must be able to work from a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle and must be able to travel as required;
- Bilingual English/French or other languages an asset.
YWork for us?
At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. We offer our employees:
- On-the-job training and professional development opportunities
- Staff fitness, childcare and recreation discounts
- Opportunities to get involved in our community
- A competitive total rewards package
If you’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families every day, we would love for you to join our team!
Thank you for your interest in YWCA Hamilton.
As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are women, First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ2S+; individuals with disAbilities; and individuals from racialized communities or other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.
Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. Please inform us of any accommodation requests.
Please Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected during the recruitment process will only be used for employment opportunities only in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. Only applications from individuals eligible to work in Canada will be considered.