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

Current Job Openings:  

YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina

 Director of Primary Enrichment Program: Supervisor, Full-time, Exempt
 

Want to be part of a dynamic leadership team?
Thank you for your interest in the Director of Primary Enrichment Program 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 Primary Enrichment Program 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 Primary Enrichment Program is a member of the leadership team of the YWCA and is responsible for providing quality care for children in kindergarten through 5th grade outside of school hours. The Director of Primary Enrichment Program 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 meets 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.
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.
• 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. (Payment plans)
• 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:
Bachelor’s degree and 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 School-Age Child Care Administration requirements 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.
Please visit our website www.ywcaofasheville.org WHO WE ARE> Job Openings prior to our application deadline (9/4/17) for information on the full position description and application instructions.
Salary is $37,000 to $40,000.
Send resume and cover letter to
humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org


 Membership Coordinator- Full time

The Membership Coordinator contributes to the financial health of the department by building membership and “going the extra mile” to drive sales. Membership Coordinator is highly skilled in tracking and following up membership prospects, corporate accounts and groups. Also, maintaining the membership database, and ensuring that appropriate fees are paid by each member. If these fees are not paid, the membership coordinator is responsible for collection of credit card accounts (E-Cash Flow handles EFT) or for the cancelation of delinquent accounts.
The Membership Coordinator is responsible for the supervision and management of Guest Services and the Membership Assistant.
The Membership Coordinator is responsible for technical support of Daxko Operations, Daxko Engage, and Daxko Mobile to all departments in the building.
The Membership Coordinator is responsible for providing updates to the Mobile App and Facebook group in the case of in climate weather, or other Health & Wellness department changes.
The Membership Coordinator is responsible for all Silver Sneaker reporting and correspondence.
The Membership Coordinator is responsible for continued communications with members. This may include welcome letters for new members, thank you letters for membership referrals, monthly newsletter contributions, and all membership oriented communication in the form of answering emails and phone calls.
The Membership Coordinator provides essential support to the Director of Health & Wellness in all areas of operation. The position is full time, year-round, non-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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Is available throughout the workday to give tours to potential members and sign up new members.
• Monthly reports for Director of Health & Wellness on new members and terminations
• Provides training and technical support to staff on all Daxko related software.
• Supervision and management of Guest Services Staff and Membership Assistant.
• Maintains accurate data on members, establishing the appropriate fee structure and communicating changes or problems to the Director of Finance regarding membership collections.
• Monitors membership and usage for help with marketing and scheduling through tallying Guest Services tracking reports. Provides accurate and timely information to the Director of Health and Wellness on the status of members when weekly check-ins, monthly ED reports and monthly with membership/termination reports.
• Promotes the Fitness facility and supports all YW programs by participating in marketing meetings and community events that raise visibility for the program.
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:
● Works at desk for long hours and operates personal computer. Will have evening shifts and will be asked to attend occasional weekend events.
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 moves throughout the building, may give sequential tours requiring long periods standing, walking, and talking. Occasionally lifts and/or moves heavy objects. Demonstrates correct techniques in strenuous fitness classes and demonstrates correct use of fitness machines, equipment, and weights.
Degree Requirements:
• Four-year degree preferred. Relevant certifications and experience will be considered.

Salary range is $28,000-$30,000.
Application deadline August 31, 2017
Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org

 


 

Getting Ahead Co-Facilitator-- Part Time
The Getting Ahead Co-Facilitator assists in the management and support of the GA group dynamic. Below are some of the requirements of a Getting Ahead Co-Facilitator. Current Full time YW employees may not apply.

Duties
• Assist in setting up the room and the meal for each of 16 Getting Ahead groups
• Gather resources and make copies for groups as needed
• Assist in cleanup for each of the 16 Getting Ahead groups
• Contact participants as needed to check on absences or follow-up after group completion
• Help participants who miss group catch up with the rest of the group/share materials that is missed with participants as needed
• Assist participants with individuals assignments during group
• Participate in group as co-investigator
• Meet with GA facilitator regularly to check in regarding group process and participants
• Assist GA facilitator with record maintenance for all GA groups
• Assist GA facilitator with coordinator of GA meals
• Assist GA facilitator with set up and tear down of GA graduation celebration

Qualities
• Must honor strict confidentiality guidelines
• Must be encouraging to all participants and treat each with dignity and respect
• Must be willing to share positive and negative feedback with GA facilitator
• Must be prompt
• Must be a GA graduate
Availability
• Must be available every Monday and Wednesday evening from 5-9pm while group is in session
• Prefer availability once a month on Tuesday’s while GA is in session to assist with alumni meetings from 5:30-8:00pm
Term of Employment
• The GA Co-Facilitator will be expected to assist the GA facilitator for 2 weeks before the 8 week session begins and 2 weeks after it ends. For a total of 12 weeks. Hours these weeks will be minimal. Pay is $11.00 per hour.

Application deadline: August 28, 2017
Send application to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org.


 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 August 28, 2017
 

 

YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina

Primary Enrichment Program- Part Time

Position Summary: Primary Enrichment 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 Primary Enrichment Program. 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.

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:
• 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 Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment 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 Primary Enrichment Program.
• 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 Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment Coordinator.
• Immediately reports all accidents and incidents to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment Coordinator.
• Attends all staff meetings called by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
• Contributes to the class and program newsletters.
• Keeps track of equipment needs for the classroom and reports these to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
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 Primary Enrichment Program.
• Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
• 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.

Salary is $10.00 to $13.00 per hour depending on Education level. 
Send resume, application and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org. Deadline is August 28, 2017


 

YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina

Lifeguard- Part Time

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 Aquatics Coordinator.
• Immediately communicates any problems or issues affecting the safety and enjoyment of participants to the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant—by telephone if necessary.
• When serving an opening or closing shift, performs extra duties defined by the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant.
Pool Maintenance:
• Tests the water temperature and condition at regular intervals during shift according to schedule and standards set by the Aquatics Coordinator 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 Aquatics Coordinator 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.

Salary is $10.00 per hour. 

Send application/resume to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org. Deadline is August 4, 2017
  

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.



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.