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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

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Infant Teacher
Maintenance Supervisor
Mental Health Clinician
Volunteer Coordinator (VITA Program)


(2 FT positions available)

Objective The Client Advocate will provide information and referral services, client accompaniment and advocacy support to domestic violence victims needing assistance with navigating the legal system.

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.


Objective:  Provide the skills necessary to ensure a safe and clean environment at YWCA NorthEastern NY.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Plan & complete the work duties as assigned
  2. Provide the physical labor to carry out the work plan
  3. Work as a team member with all staff
  4. Flexible work schedule; able to sub for other team members if requested
  5. Sensitivity to YWCA clients; able to maintain confidentiality
  6. Provide services to off-site facilities as required
  7. Ability to act prudently in an emergency situation as well as in daily activities
  8. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:  High school diploma/GED with 2+ years housekeeping experience, preferably in a residential setting. Must have a valid, clean NYS Driver’s license and ability to use own car for work-related travel.

Accountable To:  Facilities Director

Hours:  Monday – Friday, Full-Time, 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

Maintenance Supervisor

Job Summary:  The Maintenance Supervisor will oversee day-to-day maintenance and repairs of electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, carpentry, painting, lawn upkeep, and other buildings and grounds operations for all YWCA properties.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Assists with hiring and training of maintenance staff
  • Assists with the organizing and oversight of maintenance schedules
  • Assists with performance evaluations and discipline of employees as needed
  • Provides direction and supervision of maintenance department in the absence of the Facilities Director

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervises maintenance staff daily and handles issues that arise
  • Evaluates maintenance orders and repair needs and delegates accordingly
  • Ensures maintenance, housekeeping, and repair work is completed correctly and in a timely manner
  • Handles issues that may arise with repairs and reports these to the Facilities Director
  • Keeps an open line of communication with the Facilities Director daily
  • Participates in On Call rotation
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge of building systems such as plumbing, basic electrical, boiler systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to identify issues and determine repairs that are needed
  • Strong supervisory and management skills
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft office (Outlook, Word)
  • Must have clean, NYS Driver’s license and ability to use own vehicle for work-related travel

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • At least five years of maintenance experience
  • At least two years supervisory experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to traverse properties and diagnose building issues and plan repairs or maintenance.
  • Must be physically able to perform repairs when needed
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. at a time

Accountable To:  Maintenance Director


Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Mental Health Clinician

Objective To assist domestic violence victims in becoming and remaining stably housed within the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide clinical counseling and maintain a caseload of 25-35, targeted to victims of domestic violence with behavioral health challenges who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  2. Provide mobile health services including crisis intervention to victims in the community.
  3. Provide psychoeducation about the causes and consequences of DV and assist with safety planning.
  4. Assist clients in the development of cognitive and emotional skills to remain stably housed.
  5. Provide resources and referrals to partner agencies for additional services when needed.
  6. Carry out intake, statistical reporting, and grant reports
  7. Work with Clinical Counseling Supervisor to evaluate program

Qualifications:  Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in counseling or a related field. Master’s and LCSW or LMHC credential preferred. 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.

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.