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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

Staff Attorney

 

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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  • Staff Attorney

Summary of Principle Duties:

Provide legal representation to victims of domestic violence across a range of issues, including protections from abuse, child custody, support and any related matter of legal significance (may provide this legal representation for a specialized group of clients).  Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following range of services: litigating cases originating as domestic violence matters; conducting client interviews, making court appearances, representing clients in trials, and performing all necessary legal work; participating in program evaluation and planning to ensure that the Legal Center is improving the legal system’s response to battered women; and providing functional supervision of Legal Center staff working on assigned cases. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model ®.

Qualifications:

1. A Juris Doctorate, with a current license to practice law in the State of Pennsylvania, required.
2. Familiarity with the court system in regard to domestic violence issues is strongly preferred.
3. Experience with legal representation to victims of domestic violence preferred.
4. Demonstrated excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills are required.
5. Demonstrated ability to effectively represent an advocacy agency or function is required.
6. Demonstrated ability to organize time and detail, including keeping of records, is preferred.
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
8. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
9. Completion of the 45-hour Domestic Training Class is required (pre or post hire)
10. Bilingualism, Spanish/English is strongly preferred.

Schedule: FT, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Salary: Commensurate with experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Philadelphia, PA
 

 

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