YWCA Careers

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

TO APPLY: please provide a resume (including references), a cover letter, and a completed YWCA application form (available at www.ywcaknox.com) delivered in person, or via US or other mail service, or by email to Shelby Schilling at SSchilling@ywcaknox.com. 

TO APPLY ONLINE: please fully complete the following link with attached cover letter and resume.

APPLY ONLINE

Benefits
Full-time employee benefits package includes medical, dental, vision and life coverage, a competitive retirement plan and generous vacation, sick, and holiday time, and loan forgiveness program.

HR Department
YWCA Knoxville
420 West Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
865.523.6126 phone

For questions email: Shelby Schilling at SSchilling@ywcaknox.com

EOE. United Way Community Partner.

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Domestic Violence Victim Court Advocate- Knox County

Full Time

Position Description
The YWCA Knoxville seeks an energetic, passionate victim advocate focused on domestic violence and providing services in the Knox County court system.  The successful candidate will have experience in working with clients in the area of domestic violence and community resources in Knox County.

The Domestic Violence Advocate will counsel and provide crisis intervention to victims in Knox County, Tennessee which impacts over 1,500 clients annually. This will include understanding of culture, identifying victims’ needs, maintaining confidentiality, insuring the delivery of services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The advocate will provide services at the Knox County civil and criminal courts.

Skills:

  • Leadership, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Crisis intervention
  • Knowledge of overall community resources
  • Computer skills

Qualifications
Minimum educational requirement for this position is Bachelor level education in social work or counseling, or experience equivalent. Familiarity with social service and community action agencies, and customer service delivery programs.  Strong writing and communication skills. Ability to work with diverse populations.
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YWCA Domestic Violence Victim Advocate- Anderson County 

Full Time

Skills:

  • Leadership, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Crisis intervention
  • Knowledge of overall community resources
  • Computer skills

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and support victims in the community, criminal, and civil court processes by identification of resources, rights, and domestic violence related services.
  • Ensure the delivery of specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Work with law enforcement, the courts and court staff, government entities and others to assure victims are receiving the highest quality of support to victims as they negotiate these systems.
  • Follow procedures in retrieving case files, completing forms, and case documentation.
  • Maintain confidentiality and ensure that partners maintain confidentiality.
  • Interact with agencies/businesses within the community to cultivate resources for victims and their families.
  • Facilitate training and community education events.
  • Trains, teaches, and guides staff, community members, and fellow partners in the implementation of domestic violence related program activities using best practice social work theory and methods.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of legal system and role of victim advocate.
  • Act as a positive emissary for the agency within the organization and in the community.

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in domestic violence victim assistance/legal advocacy or life experiences that indicate sensitivity to victim issues.  Requires experience in and knowledge of Anderson County resources and services. A High School Diploma will be accepted with extensive experience in advocacy or working with victims of domestic violence to supplement additional education.

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YWCA Creative Arts Counselor

This position works in our After School Enrichment Program for middle-school-age youth which is located at our Phyllis Wheatley Center. We seek high quality, professional role-models with diverse skill-sets to provide individualized attention to students’ needs. We are looking for staff who are truly passionate about impacting the lives of young people and who are supportive and engaging.

Part-time: Monday-Friday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Rate: $10.25

Responsibilities:

  • Providing a safe and secure environment;
  • Planning, challenging, enriching, age-appropriate activities;
  • Demonstrates a passion for art
  • Creatively interact with middle-age children
  • Builds connections with students and demonstrates the usefulness of content and builds confidence based on accomplishment
  • Enhances learning with the kinds of experiences that the school day has less time to provide
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent; associates degree, preferred. Must be willing to be certified in First Aid and CPR for adults and children, have a physical examination and a criminal background check. Must have experience working with youth or participation in youth-related clubs, classes or programs and must possess effective human relations skills; must be highly-motivated, enthusiastic and creative.

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YWCA After-School Sports and Fitness Specialist

This position works in our After School Enrichment Program for middle-school-age youth which is located at our Phyllis Wheatley Center. We seek high quality, professional role-models with diverse skill-sets to provide individualized attention to students’ needs. We are looking for staff who are truly passionate about impacting the lives of young people and who are supportive and engaging.

Part-time: Monday-Friday after-school hours 2:00-7:00pm

Rate: $10.25 per hour

Responsibilities:

  • Providing a safe and secure environment;
  • Planning, challenging, enriching, age-appropriate activities;
  • Provide communication and conflict resolution;
  • Interacted positively with middle school age children
  • Accurately maintain and present necessary statistical data as required;
  • Demonstrates a passion for sports and fitness
  • Builds connections with students and demonstrates the usefulness of content and builds confidence based on accomplishment
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent; associates degree, preferred. Must be willing to be certified in First Aid and CPR for adults and children, have a physical examination and a criminal background check. Must have experience working with youth or participation in youth-related clubs, classes or programs and must possess effective human relations skills; must be highly-motivated, enthusiastic and creative.

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Phyllis Wheatley Center- Front Desk Clerk

Under general supervision of the Director of the Phyllis Wheatley Center, this part-time position is responsible for front desk customer service, assisting YWCA members, clients and the first-line point of contact for the center. Provides administrative support services to the agency administration. We seek high quality, professional role-models with diverse skill-sets to provide individualized attention to students’ needs. We are looking for staff who are truly passionate about impacting the lives of young people and who are supportive and engaging.

Part-time: Monday-Friday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Salary: based on experience

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Using the knowledge of YWCA programs and policies, promotes association and mission statement in the community. Interacts with other program personnel and volunteers to meet the needs of all YWCA members and participants.
  • Assist guests of the organization
  • Monitors attendance log
  • Accepts payments and records receipts.
  • Maintains security of the building by remaining alert to who is in the building, conducting regular rounds, and what is going on through communication with supervisor
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge and Education to Meet Position Requirements Job requires ability to multi-task and a great attitude. Requires strong attention to detail, excellent judgment and the ability to work without close supervision. A minimum of a high school diploma and relevant experience.


PRN Front Desk Receptionist

YWCA Knoxville is looking for a PRN receptionist.    Responsibilities include; providing excellent customer service, community referrals, assistance to program directors and being able to multi-task.  A GREAT ATTITUDE is required. Will need help as needed and over holidays including: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. This is a part-time position with the opportunity for advancement.

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Evening/Weekend Lifeguard

General Description of Position:

Under general supervision of the Health and Fitness Director.  Lifeguards pool for aquatic classes, open swim and swimming lessons for the YWCA Club W.   Has strong knowledge and experience in lifeguarding.  Work outside of facility as a Club W ambassador.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Using the knowledge of YWCA programs and policies, promotes Association and Mission Statement in the community. Interacts with other program personnel, volunteers, and staff to meet the needs of all YWCA members and participants.  Participates in Association activities as necessary.
  2. Accepts pool responsibility and attends mandatory trainings put forth by the Health and Fitness Director.
  3. Listens to clients, instructors and community to assist in the Club W development.
  4.  Responsible for staying up-to-date with all certifications, especially CPR. Carries proof of CPR training at all times.
  5. Will work with the YWCA to ensure that the pool facility is clean and safe.
  6. Follows the YWCA policies and procedures in a case of an injury. The instructor/lifeguard will complete an incident report, available at the front desk.
  7. Promote memberships, awareness of programs and class offerings.
  8. Must be cognizant of emergency exits, fire extinguisher and telephone in case of emergency.
  9. Will notify the director two weeks in advance for planned absences. If you are ill, please call a substitute to cover your shift.
  10. Maintains confidentiality.
  11. Other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge and Training Required to Meet Position Responsibilities:

A high school diploma with lifeguard certification required. Should have paid or volunteer experience in lifeguarding and be over the age of 16.  Requires skills and life experiences that indicate sensitivity to health related issues and low-income individuals.  Must be reliable and come with good references.  Requires possession of organizational, communicational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

 

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