Employment, Internship, & Volunteer Applications

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Please e-mail application, cover letter and resume to Kathy Fernandez, Human Resource Director:

employment@ywca-neny.org or kfernandez@ywca-neny.org

Or mail to:

YWCA NorthEastern NY
Kathy Fernandez

ATTN: YWCA Employment
44 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12305

If you are interested in an internship, please download the Intern Application (.doc).

If you are interested in volunteering, please download the Volunteer Application (.doc).

If your group is interested in volunteering, please download the Group Volunteer Application (.doc).

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Clinical Counselor
Infant Teacher
Volunteer Coordinator (VITA Program)
Weekend Administrative Receptionist


(2 FT positions available)

Objective Responsible for the oversight of Front Desk staff and related administrative and housing-related duties. Provides administrative support to the Executive Director and Administrative Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide information, support and assurance to clients
  2. Implement advocacy services for domestic violence victims
  3. Have working knowledge of legal and social service systems and be able to create linkages with community services on behalf of clients
  4. Maintain and disseminate updated information regarding changes in laws, policies and procedures that affect clients
  5. Accompany clients to venues for legal and social services
  6. Maintain records and documentation as required

Qualifications:  Minimum High School Diploma or GED plus relevant experience; Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Human Services degree preferred. Clean driver’s license and car available for use during work hours.

Accountable To:  DV Support Services Coordinator

Hours:  Full-Time, Monday-Fridays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Occasional night court.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Clinical Counselor

Objective To offer domestic violence prevention and intervention services for families in Schenectady County. The Clinical Counselor will develop a Family Prevention Program aimed at decreasing or eliminating abuse in homes using a 12 week program module.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide services as required by YWCA NorthEastern NY’s Mission, policies and procedures
  2. Provide clinical counseling and parent education targeted to families experiencing domestic violence
  3. Build family strengths and protective factors
  4. Educate and assist children and parents with safety planning
  5. Foster referral relationships with school districts, CPS, Police departments and Boys & Girls Clubs
  6. Establish a peer support group with parents who have successfully completed the program
  7. Develop and lead a Family Violence Prevention Advisory Council
  8. Carry out intake, statistical reporting, and grant reports
  9. Work with Clinical Counseling Supervisor to evaluate program

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in counseling or a related field with an LCSW credential; minimum of three years’ experience working with youth and families; especially with vulnerable populations experiencing domestic violence, mental health or substance abuse. Working knowledge of community resources. Proficiency in Spanish, Farsi or Pashto a plus. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse populations. Clean driver’s license and car available for use during work hours.

Accountable To:  DV Support Services Coordinator

HoursFull-Time, flexible hours with some evening sessions

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Infant Teacher

Objective Responsible for providing supervision and educational programming for preschool children at the Early Learning Centers of the YWCA in Schenectady.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Plan educational activities based on age-specific curriculum
  2. Supervise children, staff, volunteers and interns in the classroom
  3. Follow the daily schedule
  4. Work as a team member with all staff in the Early Learning Centers
  5. Adhere to the NYSOCFS child care regulations
  6. Maintain NAEYC and Quality Stars standards
  7. Attend required trainings and staff meetings
  8. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma AND a Certificate in Childhood Development (CDA) with at least two years’ experience in a licensed childcare program. Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. First Aid and CPR certified within 60 days of hiring. Medication Administrative Training preferred.

Accountable To:  Early Learning Center Director

Hours:  Monday – Friday – full time, some flexibility

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Volunteer Coordinator (VITA Program)

Objective Responsible for coordinating the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program including recruiting, supervising & training volunteers and providing income tax preparation services to customers in Schenectady.  Position is seasonal from November – May and part-time (20 hours weekly).

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Establish and maintain comprehensive, professional and mission driven tax programs for the VITA program
  2. Maintain high functioning level of communication within the Schenectady CASH Coalition, YWCA and throughout the community, to continually strive for high quality, mission driven programming
  3. Recruit, train and supervise members & volunteers for the VITA program from community agencies, businesses and organizations to support the mission of the programs
  4. Successfully complete the IRS – VITA training and proficiently prepare NYS and Federal Income Tax Returns on paper and electronically for customers
  5. Regularly attend VITA community meetings and provide up to date information to participating partners on services


  1. Background in IRS Tax Preparation & regulations, training skills, administrative skills and experience necessary
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in related field with one-year of related experience or Associate’s Degree in related field with three years of related experience
  3. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures
  4. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers and the general public
  5. Demonstrated computer expertise
  6. New York State driver’s license, traffic abstract, copy of insurance verification and copy of Social Security card must be submitted upon hiring
  7. Use of personal vehicle during work hours

Accountable To:  YWCA Economic Empowerment Counselor, Andrea Scott

HoursPart-time, 20 hours weekly, with flexibility, including evenings and Saturdays during tax season

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Weekend Administrative Receptionist

Objective To provide various reception area services at our Washington Avenue site.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Carry out the YWCA Mission, Policies and Procedures
  2. Answer telephone, greet visitors, staff and clients
  3. Sort daily mail and prepare outgoing mail for staff and clients
  4. Light clerical duties such as typing, filing, copying, faxing
  5. Light housekeeping of the main lobby area
  6. Occasional projects such as bulk mailings

Qualifications:  High school diploma, college courses or Associate’s degree in business or human services preferred. Must possess excellent customer service skills, as well as the ability to problem-solve and multi-task. Basic computer skills such as email, word processing and Point of Sale software skills required. Sensitivity to diverse cultures and life situations a must.

Accountable To:  Administrative Coordinator

HoursPart-time, Saturdays/Sundays, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.