Supervised Parenting Time/Safe Exchange Monitor

Salary Range – $15.00 an hour to start, $16.35 an hour if bilingual in Spanish

The YWCA West Central Michigan, an organization committed to eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, is looking for a part time Supervised Parenting Time Monitor to join our Safe Connections department.  Schedule:  includes weekends, hours vary.

The YWCA is known statewide for, and prides itself on, excellence, cultural and professional competence, exemplary victim-focused care, a shared commitment to doing what needs to be done to mitigate the impact of domestic and sexual violence, and to address the intersectionality of racism and interpersonal violence. We are smart. We bring our best game every day. We have high expectations. We work hard because the work matters. We take care of one another. We respect one another. We constantly improve ourselves, individually and collectively.  And we find ways to have fun together.

We are fortunate to have a corps of committed and passionate staff and volunteers dedicated to working together to achieve positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.  We want to create an environment where people come not only to work, but to learn and connect in support of a shared mission.  We need a highly organized, energetic, skilled person with a heart for collaboration to support this work.

General Responsibilities:

This position provides supervised visitation services to YWCA Safe Connections program participants, with the goal of facilitating parent-child contact in a safe and secure environment.  Duties include conducting parenting time sessions, prepare and maintain program data, case files, and reports.  Individuals must be punctual, adhere to an ethical code of conduct, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to set and maintain boundaries, capable of de-escalating agitated individuals, organized and detail oriented.

Candidates must have the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work and 2 years of experience working with families is required. Additional experience in human or social services, particularly with regard to knowledge of domestic violence and child abuse, is preferred.
  • Valid MI Driver’s license
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • First Aid/CPR certificates (or obtain certification within 30 days of hire)
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience with Microsoft Office computer applications required
  • Bilingual is a plus

The YWCA celebrates diversity through encouraging applicants from diverse experiences, backgrounds, and identities to apply.    If you are interested in applying, submit cover letter and resume to:

Tikia Putnam

Safe Connections Program Director

YWCA West Central Michigan

25 Sheldon Boulevard SE

Grand Rapids MI  49503

(Fax) 616-459-5423



The YWCA West Central Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer