Job Posting 83096

Expressive Arts Coordinator, Here to Help
YWCA Toronto
Toronto Metro area
3090 Kingston Road, Suite 101, Scarborough, ON, M1M 1P2
closes in 3 days (Thu, 26 May)
full time - temp / contract  •  $51,829 annually (Level 6), plus comprehensive benefits

Employment Type:                           Full-Time, Contract

Work Hours:                                     35 hours per week

Salary:                                               $51,829 annually (Level 6), plus comprehensive benefits

Location:                                           3090 Kingston Road, Suite 101, Scarborough, ON, M1M 1P2

Contract Start Date:                         As Soon As Possible

Contract End Date:                          March 31, 2025

Internal Application Deadline:        Friday, May 6, 2022

External Application Deadline:       Monday, May 9, 2022



YWCA Toronto strives to uphold anti-discrimination practices and anti-oppression principles to ensure that the rights of all individuals are respected and protected. We work to promote a climate that is welcoming of all women and individuals who identify as Trans, intersex, non-binary, agender, and/or Two-Spirit. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people from all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.


The Expressive Arts Coordinator, Here to Help is responsible for maintaining a high quality of service in accordance with the mission and policies of YWCA Toronto through program development, direct program delivery and administrative tasks related to the successful operation of the program. Here to Help is a healing program for children, youth 4-18 years of age and women who are exposed to family violence.



YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and gender diverse people. Our programs promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence. We help women, youth and gender diverse people flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs. We also engage in systemic advocacy.



  • Develops a new expressive arts program and working in collaboration with the Here to Help Coordinator to integrate the program into the existing Here to Help Program;
  • Develops a Warrior Journey program for children ages 4-18 years of age;
  • Co-facilitates weekly group sessions in collaboration with Here to Help Coordinator for children, youth (ages 4-18 ) and their mothers who are exposed to family violence;
  • Provides individual and group counselling, in-person and over the phone;
  • Organizes, purchases and assists in food preparation for up to 50 participants and group leaders for each 12 week, sessions;
  • Conducts intake interviews in partnership with the Here to Help Coordinator- with mothers, children and youth, and completes assessments to determine suitability for the Here to Help program;
  • Maintains, records, and compiles program statistics, and prepares reports.



  • In depth knowledge of an academic or technical discipline normally acquired through courses leading to an undergraduate degree (examples: R.E.C.E, Child and Youth, psychology) (Cases for Equivalency will be considered);
  • Certificate /Diploma in Expressive Arts;
  • 3-5 years’ experience in counselling and group work with high-risk clients;
  • 3-5 years’ experience delivering expressive arts activities for infants, toddlers, pre-school, school age, youth and women;
  • Training and experience working with children traumatized by violence;
  • Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain a positive approach and professional mannerism at all times;
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and groups and the ability to deliver culturally sensitive services in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to work in an anti-oppression and feminist framework.


Notes: Evening work and some weekend work may be necessary. Restriction on vacation to be taken during summer months when groups are not running.


Vaccination Policy: In accordance with YWCA Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all YWCA Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination series by October 30, 2021. As a condition of hire, new staff will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their first day of work.  The YWCA will consider written requests for accommodation under the Human Rights Code on a case by case basis and will accommodate those individuals who are legally entitled to accommodation.



Please submit your cover letter and résumé to Pauline Paterson, Manager of Girls’ and Family Programs at . Please quote JOB ID number GFML660 and your name in the subject line. 


Please note: A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is within the Bargaining Unit. Please indicate on your cover letter and your email subject line, if you are an internal candidate. For internal applicants, this position is not secondable.


YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. 


YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace


Posting Date: April 27, 2022

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