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YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  
Job Description
Title: Kitchen Assistant
Department: Preventive Health
Reports to: Director of Preventive Health
Effective Date:  August 2014


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, washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen, and serving food to children. The position is part-time, 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:

• Under the direction of the Child Nutrition Coordinator, 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’s food service. (Which meals will depend on shift.)
• 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 Child 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 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. 

Minorities are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply. High school diploma or higher is required.

Application deadline: August 29, 2014
Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org.


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YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  
Job Description
Title: Drop-in Child Care Counselor
Department: New Choices
Reports to: Director of New Choices
Effective Date:  August 2014


Position Summary:

Drop-in Child Care Counselors are responsible for ensuring that children in the care of the Drop-in Center are safe,
have sanitary conditions, have activities, interaction with counselors or volunteers, and are provided with food according
to guidelines. The Drop-in Child Care Center serves the children of New Choices participants and of Club W members.
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 that the center is open, safe, and cleaned using the prescribed sanitation methods.
• Ensures that parents dropping off children are personally greeted and that parents remain confident that the center is safe and clean and is providing appropriate stimulation for their children.
Maintain a high level of organization when handling the possessions of child participants.
• Ensures that staffing levels are appropriate for the number of children at all times by regulating intake of Health and Fitness participants if necessary.
• Provides structure and maintain order by making sure that age-appropriate activities are available and develop new activities as required. Participate in
activities with children and exercise approved methods of redirection when needed. Provide supervised time outside at prescribed intervals. Advise the
director when supplies for activities are needed; create lists.
• Maintain a tidy environment in the Center throughout the day and evening. Engage children in clean up and set up.
• Engages with and explains protocols to volunteers when needed. Facilitate volunteer-led activities.
• Ensures that food is prepared and served appropriately. Provides healthy options. Advises the director when food is needed; creates lists.
• Coordinates and consults with parents on concerns such as improper clothing or inadequate provisions. Advises parents on child’s daily activity;
include reports on any problems the children encountered.
• Adopts appropriate tone with parents. Practices good customer service at all times.
• Reports non-compliance regarding provisions as well as non-compliance regarding pick-up time to the director immediately. 
• Attends all staff meetings; helps the director establish procedures.
• Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual and the Drop-in Child Care Handbook. 
Must implement all procedures from the staff
handbook consistently, and keep up to date on and implement all new procedures.
Program Administration:
• Ensures that information (contact information, allergies, etc.) on parents and children are up to date at all times by using prescribed sign in procedures.
• Ensures that parents sign in and out at every visit and that appropriate forms are completed and up to date.
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 close proximity to children of all ages and may be exposed to childhood illnesses.
• Will primarily stand and move about the Drop-in Center during shifts.
• Will use professional-grade cleaning solutions.
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 be required to lift children of all ages.
Will be engaged in keeping children clean, helping with toileting and diapering. Will be responsible for maintaining the appearance of the room. May be required to lift heavy objects.

The position is part time, and non-exempt.

Hours: M-F 8:00-4:00
Hours: M-F 4pm-8pm and every Saturday

Minorities are encouraged to apply. 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 do not call the YWCA to discuss this position.

Closing Date for Application: August 22, 2014

Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcafoasheville.org

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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.

 

 

 

 

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