The following is the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s subsidized child care and youth program policy. The nonprofit in Wilmington has 75 employees.
The overall health and well-being of our employees is very important at the YWCA Lower Cape Fear. We want to encourage all employees to lead a healthy, active lifestyle, and feel connected to all co-workers, programs, activities and facilities. Our goal is to create a comfortable, fun and supportive atmosphere that provides a positive model for employees and their families. The YWCA offers the following health and wellness opportunities to employees and their families:
The following benefits will be available to all YWCA Lower Cape Fear employees at no additional charge with purchase of a YWCA Membership:
- Water Aerobics Classes
- Lap Swim
- Family Swim
All YWCA Lower Caper Fear regular staff members scheduled to work twenty(20) or more hours a week may enroll up to two (2) of their children* in the YWCA Aquatics (including group swim lessons and swim team) and Youth Enrichment programs at a 50% reduction in fees. Enrollment is contingent on program space availability.
All YWCA Lower Cape Fear regular staff members scheduled to work twenty(20) hours or less a week may enroll up to two (2) of their children* in the YWCA Aquatics (including group swim lessons and swim team) and Youth Enrichment programs at a 20% reduction in fees. Enrollment is contingent on program space availability.
All YWCA Lower Cape Fear seasonal staff members may enroll up to two (2) of their children* in the YWCA Aquatics (including group swim lessons and swim team) and Youth Enrichment programs at a 20% reduction in fees, during working months. Enrollment is contingent on program space availability.
Employee’s Family benefits are only valid with a current YWCA Family Membership
*Children are defined as biological children, adopted children, foster children, grandchildren or relatives for which the employee is in a responsible guardian role permanently or temporarily, and claim as dependents on tax returns.
Other benefits available to all YWCA Lower Cape Fear employees include:
- New Choices workshops
- Professional Development- speak to your supervisor about specific opportunities
- In-service trainings- your supervisor should have a schedule of these throughout the year
Salaried staff may negotiate flex time with their supervisors in order to take specific health or fitness classes. Approval must be obtained from the Executive Director. Hourly staff members may use lunch time or time before and after work to participate in the health and fitness programs. We also encourage employees to take advantage of, and provide information and ideas to/at, our annual employee socials, monthly employee newsletters and YWCA USA newsletters!
YWCA Membership: To take advantage of these opportunities, employees must have a current Membership to the YWCA. YWCA’s Mission Membership supports our Healthy Workplace Initiative, as well as Advocacy Programs that are provided at no charge to our community. Some of these programs include, “What’s Wrong With Different?”, Stand Against Racism, Week Without Violence, Grandparent Support Network, New Choices and Potluck for Peace.
If you are interested in volunteering outside of your work hours and/or department please contact the Assistant Executive Director for specific opportunities on how you can help the YWCA and encourage others to do the same!
This Initiative brings benefits to:
- Employees, through better health
- YWCA, through improved productivity and reduced absenteeism
- Everyone, through connecting employees with different programs and co-workers within the YWCA
- Creating an awareness
Please note that the information provided, while research-based, is not guaranteed for accuracy and legality. Please seek legal assistance, or assistance from state or federal governmental resources, to make certain your legal interpretation and decisions are correct. This information is for guidance, ideas, and assistance.