Employment

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. We do our best to display a current list of employment opportunities at this site. Click here for an employment application.

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements to: YWCA Greater Harrisburg (EOE), Attn: Human Resources, 1101 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17103 resume@ywcahbg.org (717) 234-1779 (fax) 


YW-Works Employment Specialist

The Supported Employment department is seeking an innovative and energetic Employment Specialist to assist homeless and low-income individuals living in shelters to secure meaningful (competitive) employment and educational opportunities in compliance with specific time-related grant requirements.

Candidate will be familiar with Supported Employment practices, social servics resources, area employers as well as job development and community outreach duties. This position also requires proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Minimum qualifications include at least 2 years proven success in human services, social work, business environment, or employment readiness. A four-year degree is preferred or equivalent combination of field experience. Must satisfy Act 33, State Police and FBI clearances and possess a valid driver's license and proof of insurance.


Supported Services Veteran Families Case Manager

The Veterans Department has an opening for a Case Manager to provide rapid rehousing and emergency supported services for low-income veteran households and their families. Will work with veterans and veterans with families to obtain and/or maintain housing through community outreach, intensive case management, coordination of service provision, and provision of supportive services. Significant travel will be required throughout Dauphin, Lebanon, York, Cumberland and Perry counties for outreach services.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in human services or related field with 2 years' experience or associate degree equivalent with 4 years' experience. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of housing, veterans and social welfare services is necessary. Act 33 and State Police clearances required along with a valid driver's license and proof of insurance.


Teaching Positions Available

The Grace M. Pollock Child Development Center is seeking qualified, energetic teachers to complete our team of dedicated childcare and child development providers. We have two (2) full-time positions and one (1) part-time position available. The successful applicant will possess the following (minimum) qualifications:

  • Associates degree and/or bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • CDA Certificate required.
  • Criminal background check, child abuse clearances, FBI, etc. required (have or be able to secure).
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in a childcare center required.
  • A valid PA driver's license and clean driving record. (Transportation provided before/after school program participants).
  • Experience in incorporating arts, music, and/or drama into curriculum a plus.

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg offers an excellent benefits package for full-time employment, including a significant childcare discount.


Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Medical Advocate

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is seeking a full-time Medical Advocate to provide advocacy, crisis response, and empowerment counseling services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims in medical settings.  This position provides trainings to medical personnel along with  extensive outreach, networking, and collaboration building within the medical community. Applicants must demonstrate proven ability to manage crisis situations in a professional manner, work independently, present public presentations and trainings, manage goals and objectives associated with work plans, measure outcomes and record statistics, build collaborations, and promote systems change at an institutional level. This position requires extensive public speaking and presentations, and prior experience is a must. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in human services, education, or related field required with two years prior related work experience.  Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.


Prevention Education Specialist

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is seeking a full-time Prevention Education Specialist to provide domestic violence and sexual assault education and training to community members and professionals in Dauphin County.  This position offers the ability to promote social change initiatives within communities, promote equality and healthy life choices, and provide education and intervention related to domestic violence and sexual assault.  Applicants must demonstrate successful experience working with diverse populations, at-risk youth and families, and within communities impacted by high rates of violence.  Must demonstrate proven ability to work independently, handle crisis situations in a professional manner, meet goals and objectives associated with work plans, and track and record statistics and outcomes.  This position requires extensive public speaking and presentations, prior experience a must.  Bachelor’s Degree in human services, education, or related field required with two years related work experience. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.


 Illness Management Recovery Facilitator

The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg is seeking a full time Illness Management Recovery (IMR) Facilitator within our Supported Employment program, serving individuals with a mental illness. Responsibilities include providing outreach to partnering agencies and conducting multiple on and offsite IMR seminars simultaneously. Facilitator must have a working knowledge of mental health, previous group facilitating experience, along with strong communication and organizational skills. Certified Peer Specialist with IMR experience is preferred; however will provide training to the right candidate.

This position requires an associate degree or higher in Mental Health, Human Services or related field; at least two years of facilitation experience; Act 33, State Police and FBI clearances; flexibility and availability for off work hours. 


Certified Peer Specialist

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist. The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will follow Supported Employment best practices to provide behavioral health services that foster supportive peer relationships with and among the persons enrolled in employment and other related programs. The CPS, by definition, is a person in recovery who will utilize her or his personal recovery experience to instill a sense of hope and optimism for persons in recovery.  The CPS will demonstrate the ability to engage and serve the consumers enrolled, contribute to the overall success of the supported employment process, and carry out duties with flexibility and an individual focus This position also requires proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum qualifications include: A self-identified current or former user of mental health or co-occurring services who can relate to others who are now using these services. Demonstrate an understanding of the “Supported Employment” model. Within the last three years have 12 months (not necessarily consecutive) full or part-time paid or volunteer work experience: one year of college or other educational experience (within the last three years) can be substituted for work experience. Have a Hi gh School diploma or GED. Must satisfy Act 33, State Police and FBI clearances and possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

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