Benevilla is a local nonprofit in the Northwest Valley providing a wide variety of support services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and the families who care for them. Their programs range from childcare services to adult life enrichment day programs for members with varying stages of dementia, Parkinson’s, and stroke survivors to numerous free, educational, caregiver support and volunteer home services. Demand for the services Benevilla offers is growing faster than ever, straining already thin staffs.
Currently, Benevilla is searching for qualified candidates to fill several rewarding positions throughout its programs. In their award-winning adult life enrichment day programs Benevilla needs a Director for their West Valley program, enrichment partners, health & wellness specialists, nurses, and transportation specialists. In their volunteer driven C.A.R.E.S. (Community Assistance, Resources, Education & Resources) program there are openings for the Volunteer Services Coordinator and Resource Coordinator positions. Wirtzie’s Preschool and Childcare program has openings for Teacher’s Assistants.
Why work for Benevilla? Our past employee and now amazing volunteer Darlene Turner says it best. “Benevilla has been a life-shaping company for me for over 25 years. It never occurred to me when I was hired that 25 years later, I would still be active and committed to the agency. Benevilla is a company that provides the opportunity to give back, help where there is help needed, and build a positive & strong community for the good of all. Benevilla not only cares for those who receive services, but for those who are providing those services as well.”
The need for older adult resources is expected to continue increasing rapidly in the next few years due to a number of factors. One of the main reasons is the aging of the global population. According to the United Nations, the number of people aged 60 and above is expected to double by 2050 and triple by 2100. As people live longer, they may require more support and resources to maintain their health and independence. This includes access to healthcare services, social support, and assistance with activities of daily living. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities of older adults and the need for additional resources to support their physical and mental wellbeing.
“Throughout the pandemic many people decided to take warehouse jobs or work from home so they would not have to interact with the public.” said Benevilla HR Director Tricia Smith. “Now that the governmental response to the pandemic is scaling down and the COVID rates are the lowest they have been for a long time we hope people will want to come back and serve the community. Our culture here at Benevilla is amazing and staff, volunteers, and everyone we serve are part of the Benevilla family.”
To attract top candidates, Benevilla offers paid personal time off and paid sick time separately. There is a strong culture of professional development and employees are encouraged to experience all aspects of the agency by working in other programs and applying for school and professional certifications through a scholarship program. Benevilla also offers highly competitive medical, dental and vision insurances as well as life insurance and an employer match retirement fund. There is even discounted childcare for those needing it. Benevilla prides itself on its employee work/life balance and offers part-time and flexible work schedules to entice young families and the retired community looking for a work schedule fitting their lifestyles.
Those interested in joining the Benevilla team should visit https://benevilla.org/jobs-surprise-az/
Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a not-for-profit human services agency dedicated to enriching the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, intellectually disabled adults, children, and families. For more information on services, volunteer opportunities, to take a tour or donate to Benevilla, call 623-584-4999 or visit www.benevilla.org