Job Openings

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Applications cannot be submitted online.

Applications and resumes should be sent to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org or dropped-off/mailed to the attention of Mary Beth Herman , Director of Human Resources

There is a handwritten version of the Employee Application available for pick-up at:

YWCA of Asheville, 185 S. French Broad Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

 

Current Job Openings:


 YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  
Kitchen Assistant - Part-time

Department: Preventive Health
Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator

Position Summary: The kitchen assistant supports food production, kitchen safety and sanitation for the YWCA’s Child Care Center and the School Age Program. Responsibilities include preparing snack/meals, washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen, and serving food to children. Assisting Kitchen manager as needed, the position is part-time, some kitchen work needed. The position will report Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Under the direction of the Nutrition Coordinator and Kitchen Manager, works independently or as part of a team to prepare food for the lunch and/or afternoon snack for the Child Care Center and/or assists in the preparation of the snack for the School Age programs, and preps food for the following day.
• Delivers food to classrooms as required.
• Communicates needs from teachers to cook staff.
• Washes dishes used in preparation and children’s dishes following meal service and cleans kitchen equipment and surfaces as required.
• Under the direction of the Nutrition Coordinator follows all protocols for sanitation both in preparation of food and clean-up of the kitchen and dishes.
• Assumes other responsibilities as may be appropriate for the position.

Physical Demands:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: Will work in extreme heat and or cold, will stand for several hours per day; works with cleaning compounds; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes. May come in contact with children and may be exposed to childhood illnesses.

Application deadline is October 24, 2017
Send application to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org.
Salary is $10.00 per hour.

Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position.

 


 YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina
Director of Empowerment Childcare

 

Department: Empowerment Childcare
Reports to: Deputy Director
Effective Date: October 2017 


Position Summary: This is the professional position responsible for overall administration, management, effectiveness and oversight of Empowerment Childcare’s operation. The Director of Empowerment Childcare assists the YWCA in examining, deliberating and developing policy, and then implementing these policies through authority over the resources and personnel of the center. The Empowerment Childcare Director supervises the Empowerment Childcare Lead Teacher, a staff of part-time counselors and 1 full-time staff member. The Director is a member of the leadership team of the YWCA. This position is full-time, exempt and benefits eligible.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
 
General Responsibilities:
  • Supervise all aspects of 3 temporary childcare programs (ECC, AB Tech Parent Partnership, FJC)
  • Serves as a Community Connector and links participants to relevant resources in Buncombe County
  • Know and work with the policies and procedures of the YWCA’s child care programs
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Early Learning Program, Primary Enrichment Program, YWCA’s staff, Family Justice Center staff and AB Tech staff.
  • Provide excellent customer service to both clients and the general public.
  • Act professionally and responsibly when representing the Empowerment Childcare Center and the YWCA.
  • Honor client and co-worker confidentially
Management Responsibilities:
  • Develop an overall vision and direction for the center, anticipating both future opportunities and concerns.
  • Design and implement a marketing plan, in conjunction with the Communications Specialist, for the pay-by-the-hour portion of the program to ensure the sustainability of Empowerment Childcare. 
  • Direct Center operations in a manner consistent with the requirements of the contractual agreement, laws, regulations, funding requirements and the YWCA direction.
  • Establish and oversee operating systems and administrative policies and procedures to assure efficient Center operations and appropriate growth and development.
  • Manage the Center’s budget in keeping with YWCA financial policies
  • Review and administer personnel policies and practices to insure ongoing compliance, maintain clear lines of authority and delegate tasks for staff to carry out.
  • To work with Center and YWCA staff, Parent Volunteers and AB Tech students to empower individuals and teams to respond to opportunities and needs.

 

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement appropriate childcare policies and procedures addressing the needs of children, parents and volunteers.
  • Train and facilitate the placement of staff and work study students working in the Center.
  • Supervise and work collaboratively with child care staff and volunteers to guarantee best practices.
  • Be administratively responsible for the physical site and maintenance of health and safety procedures.
  • To maintain a client waiting list and recruit and enroll new parents and children.
  • To ensure ongoing communication with and support of parents, staff and volunteers.

Empowerment Childcare Responsibilities:

  • Ensures quality child care for program participants and provides child care when necessary
  • Supervises all aspects of 3 temporary childcare programs (ECC, AB Tech Parent Partnership, FJC)
  • Develops and oversees implementation of age appropriate learning experiences consistent with the mission and values of the YWCA.
  • Trains and supervises staff and volunteers, overseeing registration requirements, scheduling and attendance.
  • Regularly observes interaction with children and parents and responds as needed.
  • Designs and maintains Empowerment Childcare and administrative spaces to create a welcoming, fun, safe and sanitary environment.
  • Monitors activities for those using the Empowerment Childcare service. 
  • Accurately tracks Empowerment attendance in various categories and develops and provides reports and analysis for grants and internal planning.
  • Ensures shared expectation and a successful experience for children by establishing and sustaining honest and supportive relationships with parents 
  • Monitors care of children, working with parents as necessary to ensure safety and quality of care at home.
  • Protects children by reporting ongoing inappropriate care to DSS when necessary.
  • Empowers teachers, parents and support staff to provide a consistently positive and enriching experience to support healthy child development.
  • Completes intakes in accordance with program guidelines.
  • Handles parent complaints/concerns that cannot be handled by lead teacher/ volunteers
  • Attends community meetings regarding FJC and AB Tech as needed
  • Collaborates with possible resources such as Work Study and Early Childhood AB Tech students
  • Schedules and maintains AB Tech assigned Work Study, parent and additional volunteers participation

YWCA Administration:

  • Ensures alignment with the administrative policies of the YWCA
  • Participates as a member of the organization leadership team for planning and ongoing operations. Serves as Manager on Duty as needed.
  • Participates in grant planning and supports the Advancement Office in grant writing and reporting for funding from all sources.
  • Provides excellent customer service, personally and through staff, ensuring that all program participants are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, provided with a positive experience, shown respect and appreciation, and assistance with willingness and responsibility.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the YWCA’s policies. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, assigning and directing work, evaluating performance, addressing concerns and resolving problems.

 Education and Experience:

Coursework in early childhood education, including EDU 119, and at least 4 years of additional experience in a related field. Experience supervising staff and program administration. Excellent written, verbal and communication skills. Training in Positive Parenting and Trauma resiliency encouraged. Spanish fluency and a background in social work is a plus.
 

Working Conditions:

  • Works at desk for long hours and operates personal computer.
  • Works close to young children and will be exposed to childhood illnesses.
  • Works closely with a culturally and economically diverse group of participants and colleagues. 
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: frequently required to move throughout the building, may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes and participate in caring for children, including floor play, lifting, diapering, etc.

 

Salary is $35,000-40,000 depending on education level and experience. 

Send resume, application and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org. Deadline is October 27, 2017. Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position.



 

YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina

 Early Head Start Teacher- Full Time

Position Summary: Provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for toddlers while they are in the Head Start environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips). Develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into Head Start or other pre-school settings. Support parents in their role as primary caretakers and educators of their children and encourage their involvement in all aspects of the program. Maintain on-going contact with families and work with all other components (health, nutrition, family services, mental health, special services, parent education and resource/referral) to integrate services into the family setting. Ensure the program is meeting goals of excellence set by the Director of Early Learning Program. The position is full-time, year-round, benefits eligible and non-exempt.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Child Contact Time
• Meet the needs of all children; including those who are at risk, those with special needs, those who are gifted, and those who are culturally diverse.
• Integrate all EHS components into classroom time.
• Develop and utilize daily plans, which reflect mandated elements, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of EHS children.
• Individualize one-to-one and group activities to reflect the unique needs and strengths of all children in the classroom.
• Follow consistent routines, which include feeding, diapering and toileting, napping, planned small and large group experiences, choice time, activities such as music and movement, large and small motor activities, and effective transitions between activities.
• Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice-making.
• Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement.
• Work with appropriate agencies in developing specialized planning for children/families as needed.
• Coordinate special needs staff in the classroom and develop a collaborative approach that benefits all children in the classroom and meets needs as specified on the individual plans.
• Supervise and monitor children at all times.
• Respond to crisis or emergency situations that may occur. Provide first aid or CPR, prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens, and access emergency services as needed.

Written Documentation
• Maintain accurate written/electronic records; including assessments, special education documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, documents for transition to public school and parent/teacher conference and other required forms.
Collaborative Service Delivery/Home Visits
• Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
• Meet regularly with parents, and other staff regarding each child's status and progress.
• Conduct regular home visits for purposes of assessment and support, and to share information on parenting, educational strategies, and classroom progress.
• Plan and conduct regular parent meetings with team members.
• Communicate frequently with other parents and other staff; serve as liaison among medical and social services in the community; act as advocate for Head Start families.
• Do two parent/teacher conferences yearly.

Curriculum Development
• Assess individual and group needs, attending to special needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.
• With parental involvement, develop balanced daily plans, which are developmentally appropriate, and address each child's specific strengths and needs.
• Establish daily and weekly goals, which will promote individual and group educational plans and include other EHS components.
• Prepare classroom materials and supplies to support daily plans; change materials in learning centers as needed.
• Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.

YWCA Administration:
• Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
• Attends trainings and meetings as required by the YWCA administration.
• Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the YWCA administration.
• Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
• Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
• Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information about participants and colleagues.

Requirements:
• A minimum of an infant/toddler certificate or infant/toddler CDA.
• Preferred an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood, or birth to kindergarten education, or a four year degree in a related field that includes 6 classes focusing on early childhood education/development.
• Previous classroom experience working with children, birth to kindergarten.
• Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily classroom activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children.
• Ability to collaborate with others and to work as part of a team.
• Individuals with a related degree and at least 18 semester hours in infant/toddler coursework will be considered.
• Must have flexible schedule to accommodate family needs, may include some evening or weekend hours.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish skills highly desirable.
• Intermediate to advanced computer skills, internet and e-mail.
• Must have a valid Driver's License and proof of insurance and must provide own vehicle for home visits. Regular driving for home visits sometimes in outlying areas is required.
• Within 30 days of employment must be Pediatric CPR & First Aid certified.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Frequent significant decision and problem solving abilities.
• Ability to work as a team member collaborating with staff, parents and community resources.
• Ability to supervise and monitor children at all times to ensure a safe environment. This includes the physical ability to monitor and move quickly in order to respond to children who are very active and may need restraint or redirection in order to insure their safety or the safety of others.
• Ability to apply Early Childhood Development (focus on infant/toddler) theory in daily activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children
• Ability to respond appropriately to an emergency or a crisis situation.
Working Conditions:
• Works in direct proximity with children and will be exposed to childhood illnesses.
• Will spend a part of each day supervising and participating in outdoor play at all times of the year.

Physical Demands:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
• Will stand for long periods of time; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes;
• Will be expected to participate in the demands required when working with children under the age of 6 such as bending, lifting, diapering, floor play, leading fitness activities.
Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.

Salary is $10-13.00 per hour depending on Education level. 

Send resume, application and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org. Deadline is October 20, 2017.  Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position. 

  

 


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina

Certified Water Exercise Instructor- Part Time
Certified Water Aerobics Instructor needed, must have a current certificate in United States Water Fitness or equivalent and a current CPR/AED certificate. 

Minorities are encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish is desired. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications and resumes should be sent to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org or to the attention of Mary Beth Herman.  Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position.



YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

Group Fitness Instructor - Independent Contractor

Group Fitness Instructors with ability to instruct and motivate in a group fitness setting. In particular, we are seeking instructors for Spin, Silver Sneaker, Hip Hop, and Creative Movement (a low to no impact dance format for individuals with mental and physical delays).

Must have knowledge of exercise technique and the ability to work with clients of all fitness levels. Fitness certification is required along with updated CPR/AED certification.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks contractors who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

People of color are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply and will be incentivized. High school diploma or higher is required.  


Send resume and cover letter to jackie.robertson@ywcaofasheville.org

 


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

CDL Bus Driver: Part-time, non-exempt

Title: Bus Driver
Department: Primary Enrichment
Reports to: Director of Primary Enrichment Program
Effective Date: July 2017
Position Summary: Bus drivers ensure the safe transport of children enrolled in YWCA programs. Drivers take responsibility for bus maintenance. Driving is primarily for the Primary Enrichment (After School) and Summer Camp programs, but drivers may be asked to drive at other times and for other programs. The position is part-time, year round and non-exempt.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures the safety of children by following all YWCA bus policies as well as state and local safety laws.
Assists and supports counselors and teachers in encouraging safe behavior by children on buses.
Stays up to date on all rules regarding safe conduct for children during transport, including those from the state licensing bureau.
Engages with children appropriately, learning names and modeling professional behavior.
Ensures that buses are clean and doors and windows securely locked at the end of each day.
Continually communicates with the Director of Primary Enrichment Program about the condition of buses or problems with child behavior on buses that can lead to unsafe conditions.
Ensures that buses are always fueled.
Arranges for repairs and regular maintenance with approved mechanics, and assists in transferring buses to repair shops when necessary.
Reports any accident or incident immediately via telephone to the Director of School Age Programs or, if unavailable, to the Director of Programs, Director of Operations or the Executive Director.

Program Administration
Records travel time and distance as directed.
Collects invoices at the time of fueling and at the completion of maintenance on vehicles and conveys them to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Attends all staff meetings as required by the Director.

YWCA Administration:
Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
Attends trainings assigned by the YWCA administration.
Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the YWCA administration.
Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information about participants and colleagues.

Working Conditions:
Will be in direct contact with school age children and may be exposed to childhood illnesses.
Works with a culturally and economically diverse group of children, parents, and colleagues.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: May occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; must be physically able to perform CPR and basic first aid; will enter and exit school buses several times a day; may be asked to drive long distances within the state of North Carolina.

Certifications and skills:
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must have a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License with passenger endorsement.
Will be trained in CPR and basic first aid.
Must be able to maintain order among large groups of children according to YWCA and state guidelines for handling childhood behaviors.

Application available online at www.ywcaofasheville.org

Applications and resumes should be sent to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org or to the attention of Mary Beth Herman.