Reports to: VP of Human Resources
Schedule: Part-time, 15 hours every two weeks
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hourly Rate: $22.00
The YWCA of Western MA is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering survivors. The YW provides a safe place for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Our programs and services include crisis shelter and transitional housing for survivors and their families, counseling, SAFEPLAN court advocacy, community education, supervised visitation, and vocational training for youth. The YWCA provides services at several sites, including Holyoke, Northampton, Westfield, and our primary Springfield campus.
Expectations of all employees
In the performance of essential and general job responsibilities, all YWCA employees are expected to:
- Demonstrate commitment to the YW’s mission and principles of trauma-informed work.
- Represent the YW in a professional and competent manner to participants, community members, organizational partners, and other stakeholders.
- Reflect on and interrupt assumptions as well as personal and systemic biases when interacting or communicating with colleagues, clients, and external partners.
- Support policies, practices, and decisions that demonstrate our shared accountability for racial equity.
- Communicate openly and contribute to the development of others.
- Coordinate efforts across teams, programs, and partner organizations.
- Maintain professional behavior and strict confidentiality.
In response to multiple, intersecting crises eroding the public health, education, economies, and safety of local communities, particularly communities of color, we reaffirm our commitment to the health and safety of the YW employees, residents / clients, volunteers, and visitors. The Workplace Safety Coordinator promotes a culture of safety while increasing the YW’s capacity for COVID-related education, prevention, and intervention. Specifically, the Coordinator will work collaboratively to enhance, communicate, and promote the adoption of COVID-related policies, plans, and training. On a biweekly basis, the Coordinator will organize, schedule, provide, and document participation in COVID testing services for staff and clients.
- Screen staff and clients, including temperature checks, using the Self-Monitoring Health Checklist;
- Provide COVID testing services via finger-prick using rapid results testing kits;
- Provide support, resources, and community-based referrals remotely to individuals who test positive;
- Maintain confidential, complete, and timely participant records;
- In consultation with the Human Resources team, regularly review, reconcile, prepare, and report anonymous or aggregate participant data;
- Model best practices regarding infectious disease prevention and personally protective equipment in consultation with other staff with similar job responsibilities;
- Maintain a sanitized testing environment in accordance with OSHA bloodborne pathogen requirements;
- Obtain OSHA-compliant bloodborne pathogens certification within the first 30 days of employment;
- Review, enhance, and promote the adoption of workplace safety policies and guidelines;
- Propose and develop COVID-related resources;
- Monitor, order, and maintain COVID testing and other workplace safety supplies;
- Participate in regular supervision and staff meetings; and
- Perform other duties as requested.
- Communicate COVID test results in ways that are trauma-informed, client-centered, and compassionate;
- Associate’s degree plus demonstrated knowledge of infectious disease prevention and treatment;
- One to three years of experience regarding health / phlebotomy services including testing, prevention, and transmission;
- Experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence and/or gender-based violence and exploitation in a human services or behavioral health setting;
- Understanding of both interpersonal and structural racism and bias;
- Ability to represent agency from a management perspective in an active union environment;
- Excellent written and organizational skills including computer skills;
- Must have knowledge of/contacts with community agencies;
- Must be able to be covered by the agency's insurance policy; and
- Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include select, non-exempt positions covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.
All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.