Facilitator/Resource Advisor, Career Zone
Grant Part-time position - 21 hours a week (3 days a week - Wednesday - Friday), until March 31, 2025 (possibility of extension)
YWCA Career Zone Youth Employment Centre, 2nd floor, 1256 Granville Street Vancouver, BC
Posting Period
Open until filled
Job Description

The YWCA Career Zone is a youth employment centre helping youth ages 16 to 30 find employment and plan careers through employment counselling, case management, job search and career planning workshops, active resource centre, short- and long-term training, self-employment planning, employment programs, access to clinical counselling, and community resources.   

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Work one to one with clients of all genders/non-binary, 16-30 years of age, in a drop-in employment resource center to assist them with employment related needs.  The clients range from street-involved youth to those coming from post-secondary 

  • Work within the provincial WorkBC multi-agency employment model  

  • Workshop development and facilitation, including providing online workshops 

  • Providing in-person and online services, including delivery from the Career Zone four days a week 

  • Maintain up-to-date information on labour market trends, job postings, employment issues, community resources, education planning, volunteer opportunities, and other relevant employment related supports 

  • Conduct orientation tours and intakes with clients to provide a preliminary needs determination 

  • Be part of the community outreach team to coordinate and attend community events, meetings, materials distribution and support any events at the Career Zone 

  • Be familiar with and able to work with clients using the latest technology 

  • Work as part of a team to deliver a comprehensive program designed to meet individual needs in person at the Career Zone 

  • Other duties as required  

What you’ll need: 

  • Passion for working with youth around employment issues, including multi-barriered  

  • Post-secondary education, a minimum of two years’ experience working in a related field, or a combination of education and/or experience 

  • Experience working with multi-barriered youth will be considered an asset  

  • Ability to work in a flexible, youth friendly environment and relate well with youth 

  • Knowledge of programs & services in Metro Vancouver 

  • Knowledge and experience providing employment counselling an asset  

  • Understanding of the labour market in Metro Vancouver 

  • Additional languages an asset 

  • Strong team player with initiative  

  • Must have excellent computer skills 

  • 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: 


Nina Chou, Senior Operations Manager, Career Zone  

1256 Granville Street Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1M4 



No walk-in or phone calls please  


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