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What it Means to Work at WPA
WPA believes that everyone has the capacity for change and that every individual can be accountable for her actions and the results. This principle is central to our commitment to helping women with criminal justice involvement fully uncover their own capacities and realize new possibilities for themselves and their families. We colloquially refer to our work culture as “the WPA Way” which can be characterized by the following guiding principles:
- Gender matters
- Everyone has the capacity for constructive change
- Every person brings equal value & should be treated with equal regard
- Each of us is answerable for our own decisions & behaviors, and we are all capable of learning from & taking responsibility for the results
Working at WPA means that staff believes in the right and capacity of individuals to define a personal vision and take steps to bring about its existence; this is the driving force behind our programs, which make it possible for women to obtain work, housing and health care, to rebuild their families & to participate fully in civic life.
More broadly, WPA envisions a community where our reliance on incarceration as the default response to crime has been replaced by constructive, community-driven and -enhancing responses.
Benefit Package Information
WPA offers a highly competitive benefits package, which includes employer-paid short- and long-term disability, life insurance, dental coverage, workers compensation and a profit sharing plan. Employees contribute to the cost of the medical coverage on a sliding scale, contingent on their salary and number of enrolled dependents. Employees may also elect to enroll in supplemental insurance, such as vision, secondary disability and/or life insurance, in addition to pre-tax spending accounts and a 403b retirement plan. WPA provides access to a health advocacy and employee assistance program at no cost to employees. Full- and part-time employees accrued paid, time off including sick, vacation and personal time.