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Lifeguard: Part-time, Non-Exempt
YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina – Asheville, NC
 

Position Summary: Lifeguards ensure the safety of all aquatics participants by preventing accidents, informing participants of and enforcing the rules. Lifeguards also assist in the maintenance of the facility and program operations to ensure that all participants have a good experience. 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:
 • Maintains vigilance over pool participants at all time from a position on the pool deck.
 • Becomes familiar with physical circumstances of participants, paying attention to visible medical conditions and limitations.
 • Learns participants’ names.
 • Assist participants as needed, projecting professionalism at all times.
 • Collects tickets and logs each participant to record attendance in each activity.
 • Attends mandatory in-service trainings as arranged by the Director of Aquatics.
 • Immediately communicates any problems or issues affecting the safety and enjoyment of participants to the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant—by telephone if necessary.
 • When serving an opening or closing shift, performs extra duties defined by the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant.
 
Pool Maintenance:
 • Tests the water temperature and condition at regular intervals during shift according to schedule and standards set by the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant. Accurately records results.
 • When not supervising participants, takes initiative to organize program supplies and toys, arrange ropes for the next activity, clean the deck, check the First Aid Kit, and perform other duties as described the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant.
 
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:
 ● May be required to fill shifts in evenings, early mornings, and on weekends. Is expected to assist with substitutions when possible.
 ● May be exposed to toxic chemicals. Helps with pool maintenance.
 
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 lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes. Will be required to participate in cleaning the pool and the pool area.
 
Certifications and Skills:
 • Must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification as well as thorough knowledge and application of lifeguarding rescue techniques.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of facility rules, policies, and procedures.  Ability to work with diverse populations in a variety of situations. Must be able to perform CPR.
 
Diversity Statement:
The YWCA of Asheville is committed to creating a multicultural workplace by effectively eliminating institutional biases and removing organizational barriers. We are also committed to creating an environment in which you can accomplish and enjoy your work. That means that we are committed to equal employment opportunity, to ethical conduct, and to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. It also means that our culture focuses on people -- you and your colleagues -- and how we deal with each other on a day-to-day basis.
 
Fluency in Spanish is desired. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply. High School diploma or equivalent required.
 
Please apply for this position only after reading the complete job description. Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position
 
Application deadline 03-31-2015.

Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org

 

Director of School Age Programs: Supervisor, Full-time, Exempt
YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina – Asheville, NC
  

Want to be part of a dynamic leadership team?
Thank you for your interest in the Director of School Age Programs position. The YWCA of Asheville is dedicated to the empowerment of women and to eliminating racism. We strive to be a leader in the community of Western North Carolina, fully representing its diversity and working for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. Each staff member makes the difference. If you share our commitment and passion, and think you would be a great fit for the Director of School Age Programs position, please submit an application today.  Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the YWCA of Asheville!

 
Position Summary:
The Director of School Age Programs is a member of the senior leadership team of the YWCA and is responsible for providing quality care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade outside of school hours. The Director of School Age Programs works closely with a racially, culturally, and economically diverse group of participants and colleagues. The position is responsible for creating and sustaining a community of learning, and creativity that ensures that children grow academically, socially, physically, and emotionally in a safe, educational, and fun environment.
 
The ideal candidate will have skills and/or successful experience in the following:
Enhancement of Academic Youth Education Program
• Develops, coordinates, and oversees implementation of an interactive hands-on curriculum. The position provides age appropriate experiences consistent with the  mission and values of the YWCA.
• Creates and implements program plans and activities that support the learning of life and social skills, educational achievement, nutrition, and physical activity for children from  kindergarten through sixth grade after school and during the summer.
• Establishes and models professional standards of behavior with children and adults, and ensures that all staff meet professional standards of behavior.
• Seeks to improve academic achievement in student reading and math by utilizing school report card information to establish pre- and post-participation skill levels and offering help to students having difficulty.
• Continually improves the quality of the program by maintaining personal awareness, skills, and knowledge of best practices in the field and integrating those best practices as appropriate.
• Ensures confidentiality of information where appropriate.
 
Family & Community Relations
 Establishes and sustains relationships with families, community organizations, and schools to identify areas of need for individual children.
• Assesses family situations to identify challenges and develop unique plans for each child to address challenges and meet goals for improvement.
• Communicates concerns to parents and teachers as needed to support child development.
• Provides hands-on experiences and relationship building for children through community service.
• Identifies and secures community resources to enrich experiences and learning for children and staff to supplement programming.
 
Staff Development & Collaboration
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the YWCA’s policies. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, mentoring, training and appropriate certifications for staff.
• The position is responsible for assigning and directing work, evaluating performance, addressing concerns and resolving problems.
• Regularly observes staff interactions with children and continually improves their quality of program implementation. 
• Collaborates with other staff and other program directors.
• Works closely with the Executive Director on presentations and special projects. 
• Is expected to attend events during the day and evening hours and on occasional weekends.
 
Financial Management
• Participates in the development of the program budget. Manages the budget to achieve income, revenue, and expense goals.
• Ensures complete and accurate recordkeeping and data capture about program participation, analyzing and utilizing information for grant and licensing reports and planning.
• Participates in setting fees for program participation and ensures that all payments are complete and timely.
• Supports subsidy families in meeting payment requirements.
• Oversees staff scheduling and payroll to ensure appropriate coverage and accurate compensation of staff.
 
Facilities, Safety, & Physical Demands
• Ensures all safety regulations and licensing guidelines are met.
• Monitors state regulations and funding to ensure all requirements are met for attendance, accurate participation records are maintained, sanitation guidelines are followed, and funding is sustained.
• Provides a safe, reliable transportation program to support program goals. Develops and oversees transportation schedules and routing to limit children’s time on busses, maximize bus usage, and ensure that children arrive on time to meet subsidy requirements. Ensures that all safety requirements are met, all drivers have appropriate licensing, and vehicles are well maintained.
• Potential contact with school age children that may be exposed to childhood illnesses.
• Must have a positive attitude and flexibility in working with children ages 5 -12 Must be able to physically keep up with children during outside and recreational activities.
• 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; required to sit for long periods of time in front of the computer screen; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; may occasionally be required to lift younger school age children.
• Must be able to perform CPR and basic First Aid.
 
Education and Experience:
Masters in Social Worker preferred or closely related field or 10 years of experience working with youth or families. 
Minimum 400 hours of verifiable experience working with school age children in a licensed facility.  Must have or be able to complete the North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credentials within 6 months of hire. 
 
Diversity Statement:
The YWCA of Asheville is committed to creating a multicultural workplace by effectively eliminating institutional biases and removing organizational barriers. We are also committed to creating an environment in which you can accomplish and enjoy your work. That means that we are committed to equal employment opportunity, to ethical conduct, and to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. It also means that our culture focuses on people -- you and your colleagues -- and how we deal with each other on a day-to-day basis.
 
Fluency in Spanish is desired. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply. High School diploma or equivalent required.
 
Please apply for this position only after reading the complete job description. Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position. 
 
Application deadline 01-31-2015.
Salary is $37,000 to $40,000.

Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org

 

School Age Counselor, Part-time, Non-Exempt
YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina – Asheville, NC
 
 
Want to be part of a dynamic leadership team?
Thank you for your interest in the School Age Counselor position. The YWCA of Asheville is dedicated to the empowerment of women and to eliminating racism. We strive to be a leader in the community of Western North Carolina, fully representing its diversity and working for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. Each staff member makes the difference. If you share our commitment and passion, and think you would be a great fit for the Director of School Age Programs position, please submit an application today.  Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the YWCA of Asheville!
 
Position Summary: School Age Counselors create a safe, supervised environment for children during out-of-school time while parents are working. Counselors provide academic support, enrichment, and opportunities for recreation and act as role models for children in the center. Counselors follow all requirements for maintaining the program’s star rating, as explained by the Director of School Age Programs. The position is seasonal requiring an afternoon commitment during the school year and an all-day commitment during the summer months. The position is part-time, year round and non-exempt.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Creates an atmosphere of trust, safety, respect, and care in the assigned classroom by becoming familiar with each child’s condition and special needs.
• Participates in transporting children from school to the YWCA. Will be asked to drive a mini-bus on bus routes or to act as a monitor on the bus. Will also participate in transporting children on field trips, mainly during the summer months.
• Maintains constant supervision of assigned children in the center, at activities outside the center, and during transport.
• Continually communicates with the Director of School Age Programs and the School Age Coordinator regarding changes in children’s conditions or special issues in the classroom.
• Knows and implements all sanitation and safety rules as described and explained by the Director of School Age Programs.
• Works in a team with other counselors to plan activities for children during all periods of the day when the program is open.
• Provides academic support for children who need to use out-of-school hours to work on homework or study for tests.
• Supports the YWCA’s commitment to addressing childhood obesity by modeling enthusiasm for outside play, indoor physical fitness, and good nutrition.
• Interacts with parents professionally, keeping parents informed of all aspects of their children’s after school or summer camp experience.
• Works to resolve conflicts among children in the spirit of non-violence.
 
Program Administration
• Records information about each child’s participation, as required, in an accurate and timely way, using the forms provided by the Director of School Age Programs and the School Age Coordinator.
• Immediately reports all accidents and incidents to the Director of School Age Programs and the School Age Coordinator.
• Attends all staff meetings called by the Director of School Age Programs.
• Contributes to the class and program newsletters.
• Keeps track of equipment needs for the classroom and reports these to the Director of School Age Programs.
 
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 Director of School Age Programs.
• Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the Director of School Age Programs.
• 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:
• May be asked to attend events during occasionally during evening hours or on weekends.
• 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: will stand for hours at a time, move about the classroom bending to engage with school age children; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; must be physically able to perform CPR and basic first aid. Will be required to supervise outdoor activities, and may be asked to participate in physical fitness activities appropriate to children. Will ride in school bus or mini-bus, sometimes for long distances.
 
Certifications and Skills:
• Credentials in the field of School Age Child Care are desirable, and, if not brought, must be obtained during the first year of employment. A high school diploma is required.
● Will be trained in CPR and basic first aid.
 
Diversity Statement:
The YWCA of Asheville is committed to creating a multicultural workplace by effectively eliminating institutional biases and removing organizational barriers. We are also committed to creating an environment in which you can accomplish and enjoy your work. That means that we are committed to equal employment opportunity, to ethical conduct, and to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. It also means that our culture focuses on people -- you and your colleagues -- and how we deal with each other on a day-to-day basis.
 
Fluency in Spanish is desired. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply. High School diploma or equivalent required.
 
Please apply for this position only after reading the complete job description. Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position. 
 
Application deadline 02-06-2015.
 
Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org