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Crisis Support Worker – Fort Smith

July 13, 2021
Fort Smith,
Job Type


Sutherland House is seeking a full-time crisis support worker at the shelter in Fort Smith, NWT.

Candidate requirements: 

  • Maintain client and shelter confidentiality, safety, and security
  • Be caring, empathetic, and compassionate
  • Be able to assert clear professional boundaries
  • Understand the dynamics of family violence
  • Have awareness of barriers women face
  • Be conscious of the impacts of violence on children who witness abuse
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Advocate for client-identified needs
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Integrity and tact in dealing with clients in vulnerable situations
  • Available to work days (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and evenings (4:00p.m. to 12:00p.m.) on rotation (7 days on, 3 days off/7 days on, 4 days off). Some weekend work required.


  • A degree, diploma, or certificate in Social work is desirable.
  • Experience in supporting women and children experiencing family violence will be considered.

Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter to:

Shelter Manager P.O. Box 879 Fort Smith, NT. X0E 0P0 Phone (867)872-5925 / Fax(867)872-3398


YWCA NWT is an affirmative action employer. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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