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Last updated: July 1, 2015

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

Client Support Staff - Relief

 

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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  • Client Support Staff - Relief


Summary of Principle Duties:

Provides trauma informed support to residents and their children and assist in maintaining a welcoming, safe, and supportive community environment.

Responsibilities:

1. Lead and nurture a welcoming environment for clients.
2. Welcome new residents, provide tours of the shelter.
3. Assist residents in getting settled in their rooms and assist with the immediate needs of new residents.
4. Staff the welcome center, offer support, space to relax and an opportunity to talk to residents. Provide residents with informal support through listening, sharing, and identifying options.
5. Provide necessary hygiene and basic living supplies to clients and maintain the related inventory, such as (shampoo, diapers, soap, etc.) and other hospitality related items.
6. Assist with the coordination and recording of outcomes of emergency evacuations and scheduled fire drills..
7. Make contact with medical, police and fire personnel in the event of an emergency.
8. Assist clients and other staff in establishing and maintaining a safe and supportive trauma informed community environment.
9. Complete logs as required pertaining to residential issues; follow up on safety-related issues and concerns.
10. Monitor dining hall during meal times.
11. Offer off-hours activities to clients, based on clients’ interests and needs. Such activities include opening the computer center, having a family movie night, holiday gatherings, and/other events or activities.
12. Conduct safety rounds in the building during the assigned shift; complete necessary verbal and written reports.
13. Monitor incoming client calls on the off-shifts, weekends and holidays.
14. Assist case managers with the discharge of clients.
15. Conduct inspections of resident rooms as required according to established protocols.
16. Assist in resolving issues involving women and their children.
17. Arrange for cab services and transportation of clients.
18. Distribute items from the donation room, linen closet and cards for laundry services and maintain the related inventory. Assist clients in utilizing laundry cards/services.
19. Receive, sort and distribute resident mail.
20. Assist the Supervisor in the orientation and training of new staff by double-staffing/shadowing.
21. Maintain professionalism, sensitivity, and confidentiality at all times.
22. Attend staff, team, program and Agency meetings as required.
23. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model®.

Qualifications:

1. A High School Diploma or the equivalent is required.
2. At least one (1) year experience in an advocacy, crisis or shelter support position is required.
3. The ability to read, write and comprehend English 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. Demonstrated proficiency in communication, both verbal and written, is required.
8. Bilingualism is strongly preferred.
9. Will be required to attend 45 hours of Domestic Violence Training, post hire.
10. Satisfactory child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances, and TB Test required.

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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