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Last updated: October 20, 2014

Women Against Abuse is committed to a work environment built on honesty, transparency, teamwork, accountability and a high level of professionalism.

Women Against Abuse is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we support diversity in our workplace.

 

We are currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Food Service Assistant- Part Time & Relief Opportunities

Housekeeper/Maintenance Assistant - Relief

Early Childhood Specialist

Child Care Worker

Afterschool/Summer Program Assistant

 

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, & salary requirements to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Please note that due to the volume of responses to our listings we are unable to provide a status to everyone. We are only able to provide a status to those that we interview. We review all incoming responses until we have enough viable candidates. All candidates that meet requirements are then forwarded on to the hiring manager for further review. 

  • Housekeeper / Maintenance Assistant (Relief)

Summary of Principle Duties:

The Housekeeper/Maintenance Assistant will perform janitorial and housekeeping responsibilities and assist with maintenance work at our Emergency Shelter/Safe Haven, and other agency facilities as needed.  They will also perform heavy janitorial duties and help maintain the upkeep of our facility and grounds (e.g. buffing floors, deep cleaning of bathrooms, large cleaning assignments; etc.).  At times they may assist with picking up and delivering in-kind donations; in addition to, supporting management and other staff in maintaining a welcoming, safe, and supportive community environment.  All responsibilities are expected to be delivered satisfactorily and with superior customer service and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model®.

Qualifications:

1. A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
2. Previous janitorial experience required, janitorial/cleaning experience with residential facilities is strongly preferred.
3. Knowledge of cleaning standards required.
4. Maintenance experience and knowledge a plus.
5. A valid Driver’s License required.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
8. The ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English is required.
9. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
10. Work is almost entirely physical, with on-going bending, stooping, and standing.
11. Heavy lifting is routinely required.
12. Affinity for or experience in working on domestic violence issues is strongly preferred.
13. Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, & Excel.
14. Completion of the 40-hour DV Training required (post hire). Satisfactory criminal record, FBI and child abuse clearances and a TB Test required pre hire (all expenses paid by WAA).

Schedule: Work as needed

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements and individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package

Location: Philadelphia, PA
 

 

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  • Food Service Assistant (Part-time & Relief Opportunities)


Summary of Principle Duties:

The Food Service Assistant/Cook responsibilities include planning, preparing, and serving meals and snacks to safe haven residents.  Maintain overall cleanliness of the kitchen/food storage area and dining room. Help support management and other staff in maintaining a welcoming, safe, and supportive community environment.  All responsibilities are expected to be delivered satisfactorily and with superior customer service and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model®.

Qualifications:

1. A High School Diploma or the equivalent is required.
2. Minimum two (2) years’ experience in food preparation in institutional setting is required
3. Demonstrated knowledge of dietary menu preparation and state regulations for food preparation and storage is required.
4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
6. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
7. Bilingualism is strongly preferred.
8. ServeSafe Certification preferred.  May be required to obtain and maintain post hire.
9. The ability to bend, stoop, stand on a regular basis and general physical exertion is required.
10. Will be required to attend 45 hours of Domestic Violence Training, post hire.
11. Satisfactory child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances, and TB Test required (expenses paid by WAA)

Weekday Part-Time Schedule: 20 hours per week (Monday – Friday) between 7am & 7pm

Weekend Part-Time Schedule: 16 hours per week between 7am – 3pm or 11am – 7pm

Relief Schedule: Work as needed

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements and individual experience; in addition to paid time off.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

 

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  • Early Childhood Specialist


Summary of Principle Duties:

Develops and implements an early childhood education program that meets the needs of the individual children. Helps develop a non-punitive atmosphere in the children’s program by assisting mothers and children in learning methods of non-violent conflict resolution. Plans and carries out learning and recreational activities for all ages of children including family groups. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model®.

Qualifications:

1. An Associate’s Degree or the equivalent in early childhood education and experience is required.
2. A certificate in childcare, early childhood education or related field is required.
3. Seven (7) to ten (10) years experience working with children from pre-school to Kindergarten group is required.
4. Demonstrated experience in creating effective learning programs is required.
5. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is required.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
7. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.

Schedule: 40 hours per week (Monday – Friday) from 9am - 5pm

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements and individual experience; in addition to paid time off.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

 

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  • Child Care Worker


Summary of Principle Duties:

The primary responsibilities will be to create and maintain a safe and stimulating environment for children (ages 1-5), provide care and activities for children’s learning programs in a structured setting and to assist with program planning and coordination. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model®.

Qualifications:

1. High School Diploma or the equivalent is required.
2. A certificate in childcare, early childhood education or related field is strongly preferred.
3. Three (3) to five (5) years experience working with children pre-school to K is required.
4. Demonstrated experience in delivering effective learning activities is required.
5. Demonstrated proficiency in both verbal and written communication is required.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
7. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
8. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is required.

 

Schedule: 40 hours per week (Monday – Friday) from 9am - 5pm

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements and individual experience; in addition to paid time off.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

 

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  • Afterschool/Summer Program Assistant


Summary of Principle Duties:

The After School/Summer Program Assistant is responsible to assist with the planning of program activities; ensuring a high level of program quality; helping to maintain a safe, clean environment; ensuring the safety of all children in the program; working independently as well as with a team; creating an enriching, fun, and safe environment and working to establish a positive relationship with all program participants and their parents. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model®.

Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s in early childhood education or related field. 2. A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working with school aged children in an educational setting.
3. Demonstrated experience in delivering effective learning activities is required.
4. Demonstrated proficiency in both verbal and written communication is required.
5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
6. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
7. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is required.

Schedule: 16 - 20 hours per week, Monday – Thurs. 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm during the summer and 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm during the school year (summer program hours are different)

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements and individual experience; in addition to paid time off.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

 

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