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

Responsibilities:

Provide legal representation to victims of domestic violence focusing on youth and young adults (under 24 years old) across a range of issues, including protection from abuse, child custody, support and any related matter of legal significance. 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; providing outreach and training to local colleges and universities; 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 and interns 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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is 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 is preferred.
  4. Demonstrated excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills are required.
  5. Demonstrated ability to organize time and detail, including keeping of records is required.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
  8. Bilingualism, Spanish/English is strongly preferred.

Schedule:

M - F, 9 am - 5 pm

Location:

Center City Philadelphia

TO APPLY:

Please send your resume, cover letter, & salary requirements to recruiter@womenagainstabuse.org.

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. 

Responsibilities:

Answers the Hotline as required, providing information and referrals, options counseling, and support to victims of domestic violence and their children. Will conduct intake to WAA Safe Havens and assist OSH intake staff by assessing the needs of persons presenting for service and arrange for direct access to the DV shelter or other safe options. When no DV shelter beds are available, will provide information related to maintaining safety, available services and connect clients to those services. 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 an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
2. At least one (1) year experience in an advocacy, hotline, crisis or related experience is required.
3. Experience with victims of domestic violence is preferred.
4. Demonstrated effectiveness in crisis intervention is required.
5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
7. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
8. Demonstrated proficiency in communication, both verbal and in writing is required.
9. Proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, cover letter, & salary requirements to recruiter@womenagainstabuse.org.

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. 

Responsibilities

Prepares monthly invoices to various funding agencies and monitors related grant expenditures vs. budgets and enters all cash receipts and banking transfers into accounting database. Reconciles relocation spending monthly and processes client savings payments. In addition, prepares monthly bank reconciliations for all checking accounts and reports service charges, as well as monthly balance sheet account reconciliations. Processes payroll for Agency; maintains payroll records and reports within the guidelines of the record retention policy. Reviews payroll updates and changes, periodically, with the HR Associate to ensure accuracy. Enters employee pay rates; prepares manual payroll checks when necessary; prepares and/or reviews quarterly and annual payroll tax returns and forms for government agencies; prepares payroll and tax forms in coordination with other accounting staff. Assists the VP of Finance in the preparation of budgets, cost estimations for proposals, cash flow projections and financial reports, as requested. Assists VP of Finance/Auditors at year-end with the audit and provides supporting documentation. Maintains professionalism, sensitivity, and confidentiality at all times. Attends staff, program and Agency meetings, as required. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model ®.

Qualifications

1. A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration preferred; may consider the equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. A minimum of three (3) years working experience in general ledger accounting, reporting and payroll processing is required, such experience in the not-for-profit industry strongly preferred.
3. Intermediate to advanced experience with accounting software (e.g. Great Plains, Blackbaud, etc.), required
4. Demonstrated intermediate skills in the use of excel and proficiency with other MS Office software is required.
5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
7. Demonstrated proficiency in communication, both verbal and in written, is required.

SCHEDULE

Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week

LOCATION 

Office in Center City Philadelphia

SALARY

Commensurate with job requirements and individual experience.

TO APPLY 

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to recruiter@womenagainstabuse.org.

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. 

Responsibilites

Ensure the security and safety of staff, clients, and visitors to the Emergency Shelter in concert with established shelter and agency policies and procedures. Monitor security cameras, conduct security rounds, and oversee sign-in log. Provide Security support to Sojourner House, as needed. 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 of 1 to 3 years of security experience required; experience in a human services or healthcare environment is preferred.
  3. A Valid Driver’s License is required.
  4. The ability to read, write and comprehend English is required.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
  8. Demonstrated proficiency in communication, both verbal and in writing, is required.
  9. Bilingualism is strongly preferred.

Schedule

As Needed

Salary

Commensurate with the job requirements and individual experience

To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to recruiter@womenagainstabuse.org.

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. 

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

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, cover letter, & salary requirements to recruiter@womenagainstabuse.org.

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. 

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)

Schedule

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

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, cover letter, & salary requirements to recruiter@womenagainstabuse.org.

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. 

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

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, cover letter, & salary requirements to recruiter@womenagainstabuse.org.

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. 

We do not currently have any Volunteer Opportunities available at this time. Please check back for new opportunities.

We do not currently have any Internship Opportunities available at this time. Please check back for new opportunities.

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