Why work in YWCA Social Service Programs?
The YWCA Family Center is an emergency crisis homeless shelter for our community’s most vulnerable population. It is designed to cultivate success for the families we serve through: compassion, dignity, respect, empowerment, education, and structure.
We are committed to providing a Trauma informed, holistic approach to the Housing First Model. We accomplish this through our on-site supportive services. Supportive Services include: Family Advocates, Family Support, ODJFS benefits, Safe & Sound Childcare, Convenient Care, and other on-site opportunities. These services are critical when engaging this susceptible population.
Our staff excels in the ability to deliver strong customer based services by exemplifying excellence through modeling specific behaviors. Our staff possess the ability to be: self-motivated, goal-oriented, solution-focused, trauma-informed, compassionate, and strong communication skills.
The Women’s Residency program gives staff the opportunity to help women get their lives back on track. The staff provide groups that offer life skills, budgeting, yoga, and self-help. This position is very rewarding and staff feel that they are “giving back” to their community. Building long term relationships is the core of staff’s beliefs and they take great pride in helping residents restore their mental and physical health. Being a part of this historic organization help staff realize the importance of providing services to women in need.
Interested in helping families? Then a career as a Family Support Specialist may be the right choice for you! The YWCA Family Center is seeking qualified family services professionals to join our team.
3rd shift, 10:00pm – 6:00am, Sunday and Monday
- Assist homeless families living in shelter to stabilize and resolve their housing crisis.
- Distribute basic need items.
- Connect families with shelter programs and resources.
- Work within a team to ensure successful shelter operations.
- Work within a team to ensure a clean and safe environment.
High school diploma or equivalent
- Demonstrated dependability, maturity and initiative.
- Ability to be a strong team member.
- Ability to set and observe appropriate personal limits and boundaries, especially with respect to shelter residents.
- Flexibility to deal effectively with a variety of people, situations, problems and changes.
- Willing and able to follow directions with limited supervision.
- Ability to do physical activity, including but not limited to lifting a minimum of 25 pounds.
- Reliable transportation