Yellowknife Women's Society
June 11, 2019
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
Centre for Northern Families
Northwest Territories


Purpose of the Position

The Family Programs Coordinator is responsible for:

• Implementing and coordinating the delivery of the Family programs
• Creating and maintaining an environment which is nurturing
• Following policies and procedures established by the Yellowknife Women’s Society to support the social, cultural and economic autonomy of northern women and their families.

Under the direction of the Director, the Family Program Coordinator is responsible for creating and overseeing a warm, nurturing environment that ensures the services are effective and responsive to a diverse population.

Due to the vulnerability of this population, it is critical that safety be a priority and all safety requirements be adhered to at all times. Failure to provide adequate services resulting in an unsafe or unfit environment for children could result in personal liability for the Family Programs Coordinator.



1.   Maintain and deliver a daily program that meets the goals and objectives of the director, and daily program requirements for funding in the Healthy Children Initiative, Healthy together, PNP, NWT literacy.
a. Plan and implement activities to meet the goals and the cultural, physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the participants in the program
b. With the assistance of the HBC/HTC Support worker, develop weekly and monthly schedules of the daily program that ensure variety
c. Keep participants informed of program expectations and program activities
d. Ensure the provision of nutritious snacks and lunches
e. Advise the director of equipment and maintenance needs
f. Ensure equipment and facility are clean and safe
g. Ensure healthy food choices provide key nutrients and come from the Canada’s food guide and are within the budget
h. Ensure that outcomes specified for each group session and/or workshop as well as individual participants have been achieved

2.   Follow policies and procedures established by the Yellowknife Women’s Society.
a. Positive Behaviour Policy and Procedures
b. Parental Involvement Procedures
c. Emergency Evacuation Procedures
d. Routines – e.g. snack time, outdoor play
3.   Communicate with clients regularly and encourage their participation.
a. Regular home visits
b. Phone calls, social media posts, texting
c. Identify opportunities for clients to be involved in the programs throughout the community, and encourage them to do so
4.   Administrative tasks for the family programs including but limit to:
a. Complete accident and incident reports as required
b. Report unsafe conditions
c. Healthy Children’s Initiative Quarterly Report
d. North Report CPNP

5.   Pursue ongoing professional development through appropriate course, seminars or workshops.
6.   Perform other duties as required.
a. Program preparation
b. Snack preparation
c. Cleaning duties
d. Distribute monthly calendars


Qualifications & Regulation Requirements

• Minimum age 19*
• Completion of a post-secondary program in Early Childhood Education or Child Development preferred and a minimum of 1 year experience
• Satisfactory criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector search, completed by the RCMP*
• Up-to-date immunizations*
• Tuberculosis screening*
• Valid NWT Driver’s License
*required by the NWT Child Day Care Standards Regulations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge and understanding of the northern environment culture and diversity
• Knowledge and personal experience in parenting
• Child/parent relationships development theories and practices
• Safe and appropriate environment and activities for children and their parents
• Relevant legislation, policies and procedures

• Strategic at problem solving and decision making
• Effective verbal and written communication
• Manages stress and frustration
• Uses time efficiently
• Collaboratively team builds
• Role model
• Interacts positively and establishes relationships with children and their parents
• Food safety practices
• Develop and maintain a positive and effective relationship with community partners

Personal Attributes
• Able to maintain strict confidentiality in performing duties
• Can interact effectively with young children
• Can build healthy relationships with young children, participants and other staff
• Be respectful, reliable and flexible
• Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
• Sound work ethics
• Be consistent and fair
• Be compassionate and understanding
• Can build esteem
• Able to take direction

The Family Program Coordinator wage starts at $22.25 per hour. Business mileage is provided at $0.46 per km.

The Family Program Coordinator is a vital position with the program and as such is expected to work Monday to Friday for a 37.5 hour work week.

To apply for this job opportunity please forward you cover letter and resume to the link or send directly to email at



Company Info

The Yellowknife Women’s Society is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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