Teacher (Former Employee), Vienna, VA – June 23, 2015
Pros: Great kids
Cons: Often over worked, out of ratio
Many children from Saudi Arabia as their embassy co-hort is nearby. English is the second language. This week has been a fantastic week in Pre-K, full of learning and exploring. Throughout the week, we have practiced our Spanish and practiced writing the letter W and the number 4. We also made a self-portrait of our faces on paper plates to represent our “All About Me” theme.
To mix up our week a little bit, we learned about exercise and how it is good for us as well as made a yoga collage. On Thursday we did actual yoga, including Downward Dog, Tree, and Warrior positions! Also, throughout the week we have been reviewing our sight word cards and practiced using them in a sentence. We also looked at the similarities and differences between all of our friends and saw what makes us unique.
Assistant School Age Director (Current Employee), El Paso, Texas – October 6, 2015
Pros: Holidays off
A typical working day for me would be overlooking accounts and making sure all payments have been posted and to overlook the programs out at the schools. I have gained a great deal of knowledge of customer service, money deposits and state requirements to run a program. Management at the YWCA is supportive and is always willing to help if there is something I need help in. I enjoy working together with fellow co-workers, and I have learned that everyone has different working styles and we all have to come together and find that balance in working with everyone. Hardest part of the job would to fell unappreciated for all the work and hours one puts in, and still having to go beyond what is asked for. But I did enjoy the aspect of the job and knowing I helped a family in finding care for their children.
Assistant supervisor Girls Club (Former Employee), Wausau, WI – October 1, 2015
Pros: putting in your own schedul and fun place with good people
Cons: managing time with work and calling parents.
I had a very good experience at this job. I got to work with all race and ages. I got the chance to put in my own schedule and communicated well with my boss. Had fun and learned a lot about the members of the club. Hardest part was managing time on my own but I got worked done on time.
Shift Advocate (Current Employee), El Paso, TX – October 1, 2015
My job is a friendly work environment, all my co-workers are very professional.
A typical day at work for me I would do sometimes crisis intervention, sometimes safety protocol, depending on the situation, every shift is different. The most challenging part of my job is that I am the only staff in charge of the building with more than 80 residents which is homeless population. (I work graveyards).
the most enjoyable part of my job is when I see success on our residents and they are able to move on to their own places.
Direct Service Advocate (Former Employee), Springfield, MA – September 18, 2015
A typical day at work would be assisting our clients with support and counseling to help them start a new productive life as domestic violence survivors. from dealing with the hotline crisis to calling the ambulance for s client who is withdrawing from a certain drugs. Letting other professionals member from the community come and assist our clients...documenting anything that is required. What I've learn is respecting the people you serve and understanding them even if you don't agree will pay out at the end. I had no problem at all with the management nor the co-workers, I left with with friend and support from everybody. The hardest part of the joy was not able to help my client and their family because of thing that was out of my control. The best part of my job is seeing families leaving the shelter to go their own apartment or getting a job.
Intern (Former Employee), Charlotte, NC – September 15, 2015
Pros: Enhancing the lives of children
Cons: Not a fulltime job
YWCA an another intern position. I was attaining my Bachelors in Education. I love working with children. I was able to use my creativity and learn new creative ideas to help enhance the lives of the children.
Very rewarding place to work. Enjoyed assisting people in need.
CASE MANAGER/CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WI – September 9, 2015
Pros: Working in a diverse location, close to downtown, and great pay.
Cons: non-profit, programs come and go as well as employees.
This was a job that i did not care about the pay. It was a job that i felt i was called to do. Everyday i commuted cross town with my mind on providing resources to a population that had no idea these resources were available to them. I learned to be a professional at work and in life. I learned many office and clerical skills. My co-workers were supportive and inspiring to not only my clients but to myself. I am a different man because of the opportunity to work here. The hardest part of this job is not being able to lead everyone in the right direction. I am clear now that you must be ready to help yourself before your case manager can assist. I wanted us all to win. The most enjoyable part is after all our hard work at some point a client walks into the job center with a huge smile, glowing, standing up straight, and with a job offer in hand. That is the greatest feeling ever. to know you helped someone find hope.
Case Manager for senior's. (Former Employee), Gresham, Or – August 27, 2015
Pros: Working with senior's
Cons: No team, staff worked independently.
I was not pleased with the team dynamics. Staff worked independently in their cubicles. I have had the experience working on a team and I prefer this. I loved working with senior's in their homes because many were very lonely.
Because senior women were lonely,I developed a women's group. This was a success, there were 10 women in attendance. I did not experience any difficulty in this job. I loved working with senior's.
Camp counselor (Former Employee), Yonkers, NY – August 24, 2015
a typical day at work is watching over the kids playing with them and heping set up for luch time. i enjoyed working with the children the gave me something to look forward to everyday. i learn so much from the kids on a daily i love working with kids.
Management Information Specialist Technician (Current Employee), Minneapolis, MN – August 21, 2015
Pros: Great enviroment and leadership
Cons: Compensation is low because of non-profit
At the YWCA, we live the mission of fighting racism and empowering women. These are two critical topics as part of the American economic infrastructure. I will always support what the YWCA stands for, whether I stay employed with them or not.
My job consists of supporting all technical needs within this non-profit organization. With my skill sets I have aided in monitoring, developed new strategies and implemented new digital experiences for end users and support staff alike.
A job of this kind has similarities day-to-day but no two days are ever exactly a like. To stay ahead to the needs for technology support as a technician, constant growth in both my professional and technical skills is needed to be developed daily. With the cohesion and proven excellence in performance from the entire MIS team, the YWCA is able to handle the ever growing diverse expectations of the expanding technological society today.
Home Delivery Meals Driver (Current Employee), Lancaster, CA – August 19, 2015
Pros: paid sick and vacation, health benefits, positive reinforcement.
Cons: not enough hours of work per week
this job showed me the complete different spectrum of the world I live in. It is completely heart warming being of service to my clients these homebound seniors. My co-workers are amazing people who know how to have fun at work and we work as a team to ensure everyone gets out on time to route. It definitely is a experience I love. I would feel bad to my co-workers and clients when i would be put on call a day or have to cover someone else's route. the day to day ran smoothly and it wouldn't run so smoothly if it wasn't for the hardworking people there. From the kitchen managers, to the supervisors, to the drivers and the volunteers.
Child care staff (Kids World) (Former Employee), Elmira, NY – August 16, 2015
Pros: Holiday Pay
Cons: Dealing with unbehaved children
Four hour workday, played games with children, and assisted them with their homework. I Learned how to be more responsible and deal with misbehaved children. Co-workers were great, had a pleasure working with them. Job was fairly easy most times. I enjoyed playing games with the children and conversing with them.
Forensic Nurse Examiner (Current Employee), Grand Rapids, MI – August 12, 2015
The YWCA is by far the best place I have ever worked. The staff is supportive. I am so proud to say I work for them. Management listens to what you say and makes you feel like you are an important part of the team. The work is hard and emotional but with managements support it makes it easy to do this job.