YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. For over 160 years, YWCA has been a leader in addressing the most challenging issues of the day, including women’s rights, safe labor laws, civil rights, affordable housing, pay equity, violence prevention, and health care reform. At YWCA of Central Virginia, our employees work to combine programming and advocacy to move the needle on three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, health and safety, and empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls.
Through employment at your YWCA you can make a difference in our community by providing support for women, girls, and families in Central Virginia. Our staff is creative, collaborative, smart, dedicated and inspired as we seek to build a world where all girls and women are empowered to safely reach their full potential.
Check out available job opportunities that are linked below or on our Indeed.com site. If no positions are noted below, please continue to check back with us.
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YWCA of Central Vigina provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Current Employment Opportunities
Victim Services Relief Worker
- Hours: Part-Time hours that could be evening, overnight, or weekend hours depending on need and employees’ availability.
- Rate of Pay: $8.50-$9.50 per hour
- PDF Job Description: YWCA VS Relief Worker
- Applications accepted online only — if the ad has disappeared it may be passed to evaluate current applicants (we will not accept phone calls or emails): Indeed Application Link
Job Description: The YWCA of Central Virginia is seeking a team member to provide support services to the community and our Victim Services program clients through our domestic violence shelter, domestic violence, and sexual assault hotline services, and in our Children’s Supervised Visitation Center. This multi-faceted position reports to the YWCA Senior Managing Director for Victim Services, in conjunction with the Associate Manager for Urban Shelter programs and the Supervised Visitation Center Coordinator. The role has no supervisory responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with youth and/or families in crisis, administrative experience, and a comfort level for working with community members and clients who may have been personally traumatized or exposed to trauma.
- An understanding of and belief in the mission of the YWCA of Central Virginia which is to eliminate racism and empower women. All team members must have a commitment to promote racial equity and social justice advocacy.
- High School diploma required. Experienced in providing customer service. Must pass a criminal background check.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including comfort levels with using Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint). Comfort level using Microsoft Outlook 365 for email and shared calendars; willingness to learn to use Microsoft Teams and Slack
- Experience using internet-based programs and common office equipment including Windows-based computers, printers, scanners, and fax machines.
- Basic understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as recordkeeping and filing Comfort level with data entry in online programs, MS Excel, and other methods.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and follow through with minimal direction and competing deadlines.
- Team members must be able to keep confidential information. Attention to detail and being highly organized is a must.
- Must be a collaborative team member, must work positively in a team environment.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and follow through with minimal direction.
- Ability to work with children and the ability to work with children and families in crisis. Must be comfortable intervening on behalf of the child’s safety and security.
- Focus on providing excellent client assistance and ensuring client confidentiality is kept.
- Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
- Flexibility in varied job assignments, including the ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities.
- Team member must be energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive. Access to reliable personal transportation, including having a driver’s license and legal ability to drive.
- Impeccable professionalism that will be displayed when working with other team members, other YWCA staff members and volunteers, primary and secondary victims, and the public.
- Ability to work with compassion and patience in a traumatic and frantic environment. Must be oriented towards developing the potential of victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse/neglect. Must have a strong grasp of principles of empathy.