• Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: January 23, 2023

Title: YREACH Settlement Staff

Position Status: Full Time, Salaried

Salary: $ 41,400 annually

Start Date: Immediately

Location: Sydney and Surrounding area

Department: 5380

The YMCA is a place where everyone belongs, we are committed to providing equal opportunities for all, in a welcoming space that is both nurturing and fun – a community of shared responsibilities, where children and families can thrive.

There are lots of places to work, but few opportunities to do work that really matters, and the Y is one of those rare places. When you join our team, you don’t just get a job – you’ll embark on an exciting path of career development. You will be part of a team that provides children, youth, and adults of all ages reach feel a sense of belonging to their community.

The YMCA Experience

At the YMCA we know that our ability to partner with others in our community is through the passion and dedication of our employees and volunteers. In joining the YMCA you will become part of a dedicated network of individuals with great passion for providing a holistic support to the communities in which we serve.

The opportunity

YREACH Settlement Staff will provide direct, local and in-person settlement and integration support and work collaboratively with community based agencies to better understand and support immigrant and refugee settlement needs in areas outside of HRM. You will focus on direct settlement support as well as welcoming community and awareness raising initiatives and partnerships.


  • Identifying needs and resources
  • Providing community based, in-person, settlement and integration services
  • Working with local groups, agencies and schools to implement welcoming community initiatives
  • Establishing and maintaining connections with a variety of community-based organizations and institutions
  • Providing mobile settlement response to needs in less populated areas in these regions
  • Referring to specialized services as needed and collaborating with other community agencies to ensure successful settlement
  • Delivering information and awareness raising sessions
  • Working with schools around the unique settlement needs of newcomer children and youth
  • Administrative tasks related to preparing and submitting monthly expense claims, statistical information, and report writings etc.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Experience with community outreach
  • An understanding of, and experience with, cross-cultural matters and how they relate to settlement and integration for newcomers to Canada
  • Demonstrated networking, rapport building and communication skills
  • Robust understanding and connection to a variety of community services and resources
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations and information sessions
  • The ability to demonstrate positive and effective interpersonal skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills (i.e. Excel, Word, Publisher, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple, competing deadlines and tasks
  • Demonstrated discretion and sound judgement in the handling of confidential information
  • High level of initiative is needed to work independently and respond to unanticipated items
  • Schedule flexibility to accommodate variations outside of regular business hours, as needed
  • Valid NS Driver’s License and reliable vehicle essential

Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide: A current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector, Check Child Abuse Registry Check ,Proof of valid First Aid and CPR training. Employees will be required to attend YMCA Child Protection Training

We Offer

  • Participation in Comprehensive Group Benefits
  • Strong Work Life Balance Programs (i.e. Paid Personal and Vacation Days)

Apply Today

Please apply online by January 23rd , 2022:  YMCA jobs and careers |

We look forward to hearing from you!

The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is an equal opportunity employer that values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier-free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify.