JBWS is a private, nonprofit agency that provides safety, support, and solutions for abuse for anyone who faces the issues of intimate partner abuse regardless of severity of the abuse, marital status, income, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity. The vision of JBWS is to create a community-wide culture that refuses to tolerate the presence of any form of intimate partner violence. Empowerment of its victims and advocacy for social reform are at the heart of our mission and we are committed to advocating for the change necessary to achieve justice, equity, and inclusivity within our organization, our community and the systems with which we work on behalf of our clients. More than 75 paid staff and nearly 200 volunteers work together with the help of the community to fulfill the agency mission. JBWS recognized the impact of the work done in our space and we are committed to staff wellness. Our W.I.S.H. (Wellness Initiative Supporting Health) initiative focuses on the 8 dimensions of wellness, including physical, emotional, mental, etc. to support and educate our staff. JBWS is an equal opportunity employer. JBWS values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a position at JBWS.


JBWS has two residential programs where we support children of all ages involved in our program with structured recreational activities. We are seeking committed individuals to provide fun and engaging activities in a supportive environment for our Safe House Shelter and Transitional Living Program. Our ideal candidate has a warm and inviting personality and loves working with children of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to provide fun and creative activities. The ideal candidate will have an understanding and sensitivity to the experiences of marginalized communities, working collaboratively and flexibly to meet the needs of those served.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Plan, organize and lead activities for children.
  • Clearly provide instruction and guidance to children of all ages and skill levels.
  • Organize, set up and maintain activity/play area.
  • Ensure proper use of any items and/or equipment used for activities.
  • Coordinate structured indoor and outdoor recreational activities for children.
  • Support parents in modeling effective parenting skills.
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to meet children’s needs.
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers to assist in activities.


QUALIFICATIONS include but are not limited to:

  • At least 2 years of experience working with children.
  • Bilingual Spanish, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect and build relationships with children.
  • Ability to model effective and supportive engagement, including limit setting.
  • Possess basic knowledge of child development.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage with young children.
  • Must complete 40 hours of domestic violence training upon hire (paid for by the agency).
  • Must possess and demonstrate creativity.
  • Ability to bend, lift, crawl, run and laugh!


We are seeking to fill several part-time positions in the late afternoon, early evening hours.  Hours are available up to 17 ½ per week.

We welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a position at JBWS.


All candidates should submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and a resume, along with the job title to [email protected].