Career Advisor/Facilitator, YWCA Changing Gears: Truck Driving Training + Employment Program for Women
Temporary Full Time position (35 hours per week)
YWCA Cause We Care House, Vancouver with flexibility to work from home as required

Posting Period
Open until filled
Job Description

YWCA Changing Gears is a Class 1 Truck Driving & Employment Program for eligible self-identifying women funded by the Government of Canada and Province of BC.  This group-based Project Based Labor Market training (PBLMT) project provides an opportunity for women to improve their employability skills, secure a Melt Approved Class 1 Driver’s license and participate in work experience while receiving ongoing support from Changing Gears staff. 

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Interview & screen potential Participants (online or in person) 

  • Workshop development and faciliation, including providing online workshops when required 

  • Provide ongoing program and customized training support to participants throughout the program as required 

  • Conduct regular evaluations of participant progress  

  • Maintain and submit timely, accurate monthly participant attendance reports to WorkBC case managers 

  • Assist clients with resumes, cover letters, interview preparation 

  • Encourage participants with attendance, time management and conflict resolution 

  • Assist participants in developing healthy boundaries, confidence, resilience and coping skills 

  • Attend scheduled meetings with program staff to discuss program updates & participant needs 

  • Other duties as required 

What you’ll need: 

  • Passion for working with self-identifying women entering a male dominated industry 

  • Ideally 2 – 5 years combined experience in facilitation, career counselling and/or career coach; CCDP Certification is considered an asset 

  • Ability to work in a team environment 

  • Advanced professional communication and writing skills 

  • Comfortable with all Microsoft applications including Outlook 

  • Familiar with and able to work with participants using the latest technology i.e.) Zoom 

  • Flexibility to work on and off-site when required 

  • Access to a vehicle is an asset  

  • A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations is required) 

  • The YWCA Metro Vancouver’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination from COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the YWCA deem it necessary to reintroduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.  

What we offer:  We offer our eligible employees the following benefits as part of their total compensation package: 

  • extended medical and dental benefits  

  • a defined benefit pension plan 

  • flexible working arrangements for applicable positions 

  • Employee Family Assistance Program, a confidential and voluntary support service for employees and their eligible family members 

  • free membership to our Health + Fitness Centre, discounts at our YWCA Hotel and priority in YWCA Child Care centres 

  • a workplace that prioritizes employee health, safety and wellbeing, including many learning and growth opportunities such as our staff mentorship program and three equity committees who help to support our goals towards achieving meaningful equity and inclusion. 

How to Apply

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of an inclusive, dedicated and impactful workplace! Candidates are invited to send cover letters and resumes to: 


Tina Hurd, Program Manager, Changing Gears 

535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2E8 



We are committed to ensuring that the application and interview processes are accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations in submitting your application, or have other questions, please contact the hiring manager as listed.  All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, transferrable skills, lived experience, and business need. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit